Social Work Education
About The Course
Course Title: Resilient Warriors: Building Mental Health Support for Veterans
Learning Method: Record asynchronous distance (non-interactive). This course includes a recorded video and access to the presented resources.
Amount of CE Credit Offered: 1 credit (general)
Fees: This course can be purchased individually for $25 or as part of an annual unlimited continuing education subscription available for $99/year.
Posttest: Following the course, the participant will take a 10 question posttest. A score of 70% correct is required to pass and obtain a certificate. If you do not pass the posttest, it can be re-taken after fully reviewing the materials again.
Certificate of Completion: In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must indicate that you’ve watched the entire video portion of the course, earn a passing grade on the test, and complete the requested course evaluation.
Description of the Course:
Enhanced Support for Veterans’ Unique Needs: Veterans often experience distinctive mental health challenges due to their military service, including PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and other service-related disorders. Understanding these unique needs is vital for providing appropriate and effective care, improving their quality of life, and facilitating their reintegration into civilian life.
Reduction of Stigma and Access Barriers: Addressing the stigma surrounding mental health within the veteran community is crucial in encouraging individuals to seek the help they need. Identifying and dismantling the barriers to care — whether they be cultural, structural, or procedural within military and veteran support systems — is essential for ensuring that veterans can access and benefit from mental health services.
Promotion of Equity and Inclusivity: Recognizing the intersectionality of veterans’ experiences — including race, gender, sexuality, and economic background — is key to delivering comprehensive care. This holistic approach acknowledges and addresses the complex factors that affect veterans’ mental health and well-being, thereby promoting social justice and equity within the services provided by the VA and other support organizations.
Analyze and Identify Barriers to Mental Health Care for Veterans: Participants will analyze the unique psychological and logistical barriers that veterans encounter, with the intent to differentiate them from those faced by the general population.
- Assess Peer Support, Including Military Culture’s Influence on Mental Health: Participants will discuss the influence of military culture on mental health dialogue and willingness to seek help and will outline recommendations for fostering more open conversations within the military and veteran communities.
Develop Strategies for Enhancing Mental Health Services, Emphasizing Intersectionality and Cultural Humility: Participants will develop a strategic framework for improving access to mental health resources and measuring the success of these interventions for veterans.
Masters and Clinical level licensees pursuing continuing education.
Both beginning and intermediate-level content are included in this course.