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A Family Members Guide to Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury
Course will focus on ways professionals can work with family caregivers on coping with service members who have traumatic brain injury. Living with a wounded warrior who has had a TBI can be overwhelming to families. Not only are caregivers having to assist with medical appointments, multiple therapy sessions, and maintaining medications for their service member, but they are also having to deal with other aspects specific to TBI patients, for example behavioral changes.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Be an Expert Problem Solver: Caregiving & Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI is known as the signature wound of war during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The number of those wounded with TBI and accompanying complications has necessitated major changes in the ways in which the Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs treats these injuries. Although family caregivers are to receive education about TBI as early as possible, many families find they need additional and ongoing support. Living with TBI can present many difficulties for families, as concomitants can include problems with regulating negative moods, displays of aggressive behavior, memory loss, and physical symptoms such as recurrent headaches and fatigue. Family members are often at a loss in their attempts to understand these behaviors and assist their loved one in day-to-day routines and during times of stress. In this presentation the Dr. Elliott will review basic information about TBI, its complications and issues family members face living with TBI. The presentation will provide information about coping and specific problem solving strategies that have been useful to other caregivers living with TBI. Service providers will also benefit from learning the utility of problem-solving strategies, and how to help family caregivers learn these approaches.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Effects of Visible and Invisible Parent Combat Injuries on Military Families
This webinar will review the research literature on optimal child and family development and barriers to this optimal functioning. Drawing from both the civilian and the military literature, the presenters will provide guidance on what sets the stage for successful family functioning, how military life can interrupt these processes, and what families can do to safeguard against risks. It is well documented that military life presents risks to mental and family health. Both visible and invisible injuries affect the climate of the family and every member. The presenters will provide practical suggestions for families to successfully negotiate key developmental milestones, in spite of stressful circumstances caused by war injury.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Overview of Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention
Managing suicide risk can often be a challenging experience for patients and providers alike. This 60 minute webinar will highlight various techniques that will help better prepare providers on how to manage these challenging situations. The presenter will provide you with a step-by-step approach for assessing, mitigating, and documenting suicide risk when working with military service members and their families.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Understanding Narcotic Medications for Service Members
Narcotic medications may be prescribed for a variety of treatments, primarily pain management, anxiety, and sleep disorders. With conditions such as chronic pain, another treatment or prescription may be given with narcotic prescriptions to augment and extend the effect of these medications. In the presentation military professionals will learn about various classes of narcotics, along with their actions, interactions with other medications, and the potential dependence it may cause for wounded warriors. The presentation will also highlight differences in the therapies for acute and chronic pain management, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The important role of military professionals, who work with the service member and families, to understand medication management will also be explored.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
What You Need to Know about Assistive Technology but Didn't Know Who to Ask
From wheelchairs to hearing aids memory supports to speech devices assistive technology solutions have long been a staple for supporting the functioning of individuals with disabilities especially wounded service members. However there can be barriers to successful implementation of an assistive technology solution.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free