There are over 2.5 million military family members, comprised mostly of spouses and children, who utilize healthcare services from a combination of military and civilian professionals. As such, it is imperative for healthcare professionals to develop foundational competence in delivering culturally-informed care to this subpopulation. In this interactive, self-paced asynchronous training, participants will learn about the unique strengths, experiences, and needs of our warriors on the homefront: the military kids and families who serve our country, too. Material is presented across five key themes regarding military culture and experiences that influence the lives of military kids and families. Targeted strategies are linked to the content, allowing participants to enhance their delivery of services to this important subpopulation. A key part of the training emphasizes how Military Kids & Families Know the Drill of military service, but healthcare professionals can enhance their natural resiliency and support challenges through culturally relevant service delivery.
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This course is available online as an interactive, reading based asynchronous webinar, including a combination of reading, videos and activities. Participants will complete the course and take an online post-test.
Total CE Credits: 1.5
Total Contact Hours: 1.5
Learning Objectives: Following the training, attendees will be able to:
- Distinguish between the five key themes that impact the lives of military kids and families.
- Use appropriate resources and skill-building activities when working with military-connected families.
Target Audience: For behavioral health providers who treat military personnel, veterans, and their families.
Instructional Content Level: Introductory/Beginner
Course Creation Date: 14 October 2022
Contact Information: Questions or concerns? Please contact Julie WIliams at Julie.Williams.Ctr@usuhs.edu