Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"

Staff Perspective: A Look at the 2014 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report

This same time last year I shared data from the calendar year 2013 (CY13) Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER). The DoD releases the most up-to-date DoDSER report annually, which summarizes fatal and nonfatal suicide events for U.S. Service members. As someone who is highly interested in suicide prevention and intervention, I anxiously await the release of the new document every year.

Staff Perspective: Getting Started with a Military Population

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at the Center for Deployment Psychology is “How can I start working with Service members, Veterans, and their families?” We hear this question after training events, through the web site and whenever we have contact with providers. We’re ALWAYS glad to hear it, because it means these providers are enthusiastic and excited. That’s one of our major goals at CDP! So to help out those who may be wondering, here are a few resources to look into if you are interested in learning how to start working with a military population.

Staff Perspective: A Tour of the New Military Culture Homepage

Today we’re excited to unveil the newest version of our Military Culture homepage. The Military Culture section of our website is one of the most heavily trafficked and popular sections of the Center for Deployment Psychology’s website. So we revamped the homepage to ensure we were making this section as user-friendly and intuitive as possible. There’s so much great information in there, we want to make sure as many providers as possible are able to take full advantage of all of the resources contained within. Let’s take a quick tour!

Staff Perspective: Musing About Grief

Elizabeth Parins, Psy.D.

As we move through life, we accumulate experiences with death and grief, sometimes other’s grief and sometimes our own.  In 2014, my twin boys died the day they were born.  Their death propelled me into my own very personal experience of grief, but also heightened my awareness of other’s experiences with grief.   As I began searching for topics for this blog entry I kept coming back to grief.