Staff Perspective: A Look Back at Joining Forces Wellness Week 2016

Staff Perspective: A Look Back at Joining Forces Wellness Week 2016

During the week of Veterans Day, 7-11 November, the Center for Deployment Psychology was proud to support the fifth annual Joining Forces Wellness Week (JFWW). Over these five days, CDP provided technical assistance, logistical support and personnel to a series of hour-long webinars. These webinars featured presentations from numerous organizations focusing on the unique needs and overall well-being of Service members, Veterans and their family members.

The topics were as follows:

  • Joining Forces to Address Suicide in Military and Veterans
  • Caring for Caregivers
  • Pain Management: Nuances for the Military and Veteran Patient Population
  • The Deployment Life Cycle of the Military Family: Implications for Health Care Providers
  • What Veterans Want Their Health Care Providers to Know and How Academic Medical Centers Can Contribute

We are extremely happy with the success and growth we saw in this year’s event. 2016 marks the third year that CDP has helped support the JFWW. Each year has gone better and better. This year was no exception. Thousands of participants, from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, registered and attended these events. However, we want to make sure that even more people are able to take advantage of all of the knowledge and expertise that was shared over the course of the week.

We heard from lots of people that they weren’t able to make it that week. If you weren’t able to participate during the live version of the JFWW presentation, we’ve got good news for you. All of the events were recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing starting on Friday. Starting on Friday, 25 November, those interested will be able to go to our website at and watch any and all of the week’s webinars. These recordings will also feature links to extra Q & As, that weren’t able to be included in the live sessions, due to the time constraints. Additionally, all of these courses will be eligible for one free continuing education unit. Simply watch the course and complete a short post-training survey/evaluation and you will receive your CE certificate. For specific recognizing bodies and organizations, see the individual course details.

While they’re not eligible for CE credits, we also have the webinars from 2015’s Joining Force Wellness Week available on our website as well. Click here to watch these great events as well!

CDP is committed to our mission of providing high-quality training and education to all behavioral health providers and furthering the dissemination of evidence-based treatments to ensure Service members, Veterans, and their families receive the best possible care. Head over to our upcoming training calendar and check out the slate of learning opportunities we’ve got available!

The opinions in CDP Staff Perspective blogs are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science or the Department of Defense

Chris A. Adams is the Online Services Project Manager for the Center for Deployment Psychology.