142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Veteran's Mental Health: Research Perspectives that Address Hard Homecomings

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is for researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are curious about the complexity of transition from battlefield to community. Presentations will suggest "anchors of resilience" and how they can be identified and used to support healing by veterans who have experienced severe trauma.
Session Objectives: Discuss why adverse childhood experiences (ACES) may be elevated among current and former military personnel and the implications of ACES on mental health among current and former military personnel. Describe programs that mitigate and prevent negative behavioral health outcomes among service members living and working in non-combat environments. Describe innovative interventions and strategies that impact wellness and resilience in veterans who experiencing homelessness, substance use, mental health and unattended complex trauma.
Shervin Assari, MD, MPH

Connecting Veterans to depression treatment: The importance of social contexts and accessibility
Stephanie Rodrigues, PhD, Barbara G. Bokhour, PhD, Nora Mueller, MAA, Natalie Dell, MPH, Princess E. Osei-Bonsu, PhD, MSPH, Susan V. Eisen, PhD and A. Rani Elwy, PhD
Outcomes of a pilot to divert veterans from jail into peer supported, trauma informed services
Stacey Stevens Manser, PhD, Ron Stringfellow, MS, Sam Shore, LMSW, Cruz Vallarta, MS and George Houston, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Social Work, Caucus on Homelessness

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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