Care for the Caregiver: A Navy Model for Managing Stress
Presenter: Michael McBride, MS MD, Local Recovery Coordinator and Staff Psychiatrist - Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Commander US Navy Reserves
Using examples from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Dr. McBride will present the U.S. Navy’s model for identifying and managing stress and burn out in medical providers.
Recovery: Helping Veterans with Substance Use Problems
Presenters: Pam Baranczyk, APSW, CSAC, Department of Veterans Affairs, Behavioral Health
Amy Sklena, LCSW, SAC-IT, Department of Veterans Affairs, Behavioral Health
Joni Delwiche, LCSW, SAC, Department of Veterans Affairs, Behavioral Health
Presenters will share effective approaches to identify, engage and treat Veterans with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. Participants will gain a better understanding of the challenges Veterans face in dealing with substance abuse, learn best practices for prevention and intervention with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, and about VA resources for treatment.
Military Culture for Clinicians
Presenters: Dr. John Teske
Jeremy Galicia, Veterans & Academic Advisor - NWTC
Tara Johnson, Army Wounded Warrior Advocate
Clinicians who are not veterans can put themselves in a better position to respond by learning about military culture. This session will help clinicians understand how the cultures of the different service branches differ and what they need to know about the military experience that can allow them to communicate more effectively with veterans.
Northeast Wisconsin Veterans Treatment Court
Presenters: Tom Hintz, (Ret.) Law Enforcement, Former Brown County Sherriff & Brown County Executive
Rosonna Cromers, LCSW, CSAC, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Justice Outreach (VJO Coordinator)
Craig Huxford, Volunteer Mentor
Todd, U.S. Navy Veteran, first Veterans Court Graduate
The Northeast Wisconsin Veteran’s Treatment Court (NEWVTC) is a specialty court within the criminal justice system that assists veterans who accept responsibility for qualifying felony or misdemeanor offenses committed and who want assistance from fellow veterans, the U.S. and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and veteran’s service organizations to address treatment, rehabilitation, employment and housing needs. The goal of the NEWVTC is to promote public safety while helping those who served in our nation’s military, honoring their sacrifice and service. The targeted outcomes of the NEWVTC are to reduce criminal recidivism, decrease homelessness, increase connections to eligible VA services, increase financial stability, decrease substance and alcohol abuse, improve family relations and social support connections, and to increase connection to appropriate mental health services.
Veterans Health Coalition
Presenters: Mark Flower, Director of Community Outreach, Dryhootch of America
Zeno Franco, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Leslie Patterson, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Veteran Health Coalition is a network of agencies, institutions and practitioners throughout the state of Wisconsin focused on improving veteran health and ensuring better transitions in care and service for veterans. We will be discussing the mission of the network, ways local agencies in and around Green Bay can engage with the network, and collaboratively sharing lessons learned about multi-agency veteran care coordination and how to reduce barriers for veterans seeking services. Note that while all are welcome to join this session, it is targeted toward health and mental health providers with experience working with veterans or desiring to learn more about how to orient their agencies to veteran issues.