Oct. 11 Webinar from the National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse:

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home Again…and Again…and Again…

Many of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are facing multiple deployments – coming back home, returning to the battlefield, returning home and then going back overseas. Many are compromised by drugs, alcohol, and mental dysfunctions and we know that there is an increased risk that such individuals will use violence against their partners and their children, as well as with strangers. Many are also being diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Disorder (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s a volatile situation that won’t be going away!

Join the National Alliance as we discuss how to distinguish if a person accused of committing violence acted intentionally out of a sense of entitlement, is suffering from an episode of PTSD flashback, or is truly unable to control their conduct due to TBI. Learn about the significant new approaches employed by the military to respond to these challenges; specifically, the development of a new technique called the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI). This new interview technique capitalizes on recent scientific brain research and combines what we know about forensic interviews and critical incident debriefings. FETI  has already proven to be a huge game changer in understanding, documenting, and communicating a trauma victim’s experience.

How can we as professionals – both civilian and military, law enforcement advocates, counselors/social workers, judges/commanders work together to address these issues?

Presented by:

Russell W. Strand, Chief, Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Division, United States Army Military Police Schools
Deborah D. Tucker, Executive Director, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Who should attend?

This comprehensive and innovative learning experience is for attorneys • social workers • therapists • DV service providers and advocates • children’s advocates • child protection workers • child abuse service providers • scholars who work on intimate partner violence, child abuse, child custody, or family law policy • physicians • nurses • physician assistants • nursing and medical students • practicing healthcare providers.

Co-sponsored by The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 152,000 members and 56 chapters in the United States and abroad. One CE contact hour is available for social workers; instructions will be given on the call.

CEUs available free to National Alliance members. Non-members may receive one free CEU. Attendees may apply after the webinar.

Pre-registration is necessary to participate.

Learn more: https://www.jwi.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=2627