The Intersection of Trauma and Homelessness

Course hours 1.0                   CEU Credits 1.0

Instructor:

Kevin Sullivan, MD

Physician with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s Street Team

Course Description:

 

The experiences and needs of Vietnam era Veterans are distinct, and understanding them can support providers in serving them more effectively. This presentation attempts to enhance such understanding.

Course Objectives Include:

1) Military experiences of Vietnam era Veterans

2) Attitudes among Americans towards the Vietnam War and those who participated in it

3) Physical and social consequences of serving in the military during the Vietnam era

4) Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments

5) Current demographics of Vietnam Veterans and common social, psychological, and health problems

6) Available resources and strategies for engaging Vietnam era Veterans

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