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Free Military Sexual Trauma (MST) training workshops for King County veterans’ support professionals in May and June

Core Values Consulting, the Milspec Advisory Group, Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation, and Christian Alexander are teaming up to offer free workshops in Military Sexual Trauma (MST) training.

These workshops are intended to provide important information about the experience of living with the aftereffects of MST. Anyone or any institution working to support veterans in King County, WA can benefit from knowing more about what some of your potential clients may be living with.

Upcoming workshops will be held :

  • May 26 @ Highline College (8am-12pm)
  • June 16 @ Antioch University (12pm-4pm)
  • June 25 @ Hopelink (1pm-5pm)

Register or get more information at:

http://talkvets.com/MST/MSTRegister/

This project is funded by the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy.


Free training workshops for King County veterans’ support professionals in June,  July, and August

The Veterans Training Support Center (VTSC) is offering free workshops on several topics in human services for veterans, intended to support people and institutions who provide essential services for veterans in King County, WA.

  • June 12, 2015 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Andy Brucia: Using the Joint Service Transcript to Assist Veterans with Experience-Based Higher Education Credit
  • June 12, 2015 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Andy Brucia: Using the Joint Service Transcript to Assist Veterans with Writing Resumes & Attaining Jobs
  • June 15, 2015 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC: Law & Ethics of Advanced Confidentiality for Veteran Clients
  • June 15, 2015 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC: Law & Ethics of Trauma Clinician Self-Care
  • June 16, 2015 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Dani Blythe Dutro, MC, NCC, LMHC | Samantha Powers, Ph.D.: Understanding Military Sexual Trauma among Veterans
  • June 18, 2015 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Scott Michael, Ph.D.: Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Veterans
  • July 10, 2015 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm, Federal Way, WA, Trainer(s): Vicki Lumley, Ph.D. | Diana L. Hunter, MA, LMHC: Understanding Military Sexual Trauma among Veterans
  • July 13, 2015 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.: Back to a Meaningful Life: Behavioral Activation for Depression & PTSD
  • July 31, 2015 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm, Seattle, Trainer(s): Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.: Telemental Health
  • August 14, 2015 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm, Federal Way, WA, Trainer(s): Vicki Lumley, Ph.D. | Diana L. Hunter, MA, LMHC: Understanding Military Sexual Trauma among Veterans

These workshops are funded in part by the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy. Veterans Training Support Center is funded by the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy through a contract with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.


Conservation medicine news

Bats: 150, Fungus: 0–Bats released back into wild after treatment for white-nose syndrome

It’s not all over yet, by any means, but this is a tremendous milestone–150 bats who had been infected with the fungus that causes the deadly white-nose syndrome have been cured, and were returned to their natural habitat at the Mark Twain Cave Complex in Hannibal, Missouri, on May 20, 2015.

 

This is a very hopeful development.

You can read more about it at The Nature Conservancy here and here.

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