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Continuing Education

Serving Veterans and Their Families Certificate (Online)

Date: September 13 – December 20, 2020 (14-weeks)
CEUs: 56 Clock Hours (To receive credit, participants must complete all coursework including readings, discussions, outside assignments, and evaluations)
Cost: $1,200.00
Registration Deadline: September 7, 2020
Refund Deadline: August 31, 2020

 

 

With more than 22 million veterans in the United States, the need to understand the issues these Veterans and their families face is great. Serving Veterans and their Families Certificate is a post-graduate, 14-week, hybrid, online program for social workers, nurses, therapists and others interested in learning more about how to serve Veterans and their families.

All course materials are included with each week’s module. Additionally, there are three opportunities to connect in real time with your instructor and other course participants via a web-based platform. If you are unable to participate in a live session, don’t worry, they are recorded and can be viewed when it fits your schedule. Course materials, lectures and learning activities are released early each week and can be completed at any time during a one-week window.

CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVES:

  • Gain understanding of military structure and culture, and explore the differences between military branches across eras.
  • Examine the readjustment process for veterans and families, focusing on a person-in-the-environment perspective
  • Interpret physical strengths, deficits and chronic challenges for both short-term and long-term functioning during military service
  • Evaluate common behavioral health issues facing veterans and their families; factors that enhance successful outcomes and wellness
  • Examine the role of spirituality in veteran functioning and the concept of moral injury
  • Appraise veteran social functioning across social systems (i.e., home, friendship, work) appreciating interactive influences
  • Identify and use resources for Veterans and their families

Meet Your Instructor: Carolyn Abbruzzese, MSW, LISW-S, MA has a dual Master degree in Social Work and Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University. She is currently the coordinator of the contract Methadone Treatment Program in Recovery Services at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. Carolyn is also a community lecturer with College of Social Work at Ohio State and is trained in CBT, DBT and MET.

Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu if you have any questions or would like to request any accommodations.
Information regarding grievances are available for review here: csw.osu.edu/continuing-education/ce-policies/.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved* provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068
*Courses that have been approved for this Board will note the appropriate content areas under the CEU section of the Course Description.