To build bridges between local community resources and military families, Congress established the National Demonstration Program for Citizen-Soldier Support. Spearheaded by the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Citizen-Soldier Support Program (CSSP) focuses on all branches of the military and other reserve component members and families.
While it may be assumed that any post deployment mental health problems of service members and veterans would be identified and treated with in the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs medical care continuum, available data suggest that only about 50% of the people qualified for DOD/VA benefits will seek assistance from the VA. This means about half of our service members are not receiving the care they need.
These courses are designed to help behavioral health providers and clinicans in all disciplines providers - who may see a veteran or family member on an unrelated issue - develop a better understanding of the culture in which veterans and their families live and work, and provide best practices for identifying, assessing and treating mental health disorders that result from the trauma of war.
Individual Course Titles
- Treating the Invisible Wounds of War (TTIWW)
- TTIWW: A Primary Care Approach
- TTIWW: Employee Assistance in the Civilian Workforce
- TTIWW: Issues of Women Returning from Combat
- TTIWW: Recognizing the Signs of mTBI During Routine Eye Examinations
- TTIWW: Taking a Military History: Four Critical Questions
- TTIWW: Understanding Military Family Issues
Registration available through the NC AHEC:Citizen Soldier Support Program