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CDP Presents: Understanding the Unique Challenges of Military Families with Special Needs Children


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Faculty:
Lynn Tison, Dr.
Course Levels:
Introductory
Duration:
90 Minutes
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Webinar
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Approximately ten percent of the military workforce has one or more family members with special needs. The military offers numerous resources, medical and financial assistance for these family members, but accessing these benefits can be confusing and time-consuming. In addition, challenges specific to the military (frequent moves, isolation from family, and service members’ work demands) can make accessing necessary services even more challenging for military special needs families. This session will discuss the structure of services available to military beneficiaries with special needs and common challenges military families face. Participants will become familiar with various resources and organizations that offer assistance to families, and their eligibility requirements. Finally, this webinar will discuss ways in which providers might offer support to both caregivers and their children with special needs. 

 

Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, veterans, and their families.

 

Instructional Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Appraise whether a DOD beneficiary meets criteria for enrollment into the Exceptional Family Member Program.
  • Develop a treatment plan for the parent of a special needs child that addresses one or more of the challenges common to military families.

 

This activity is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits (CEs)

 

The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



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Lynn Tison, Dr. Related seminars and products: 1


Dr. Lynn Tison is a recently retired Army clinical psychologist. She is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Dr. Tison received her training as a special education advocate from the National Special Education Advocacy Institute. She currently serves as an Army spouse near Fort Belvoir, VA. She is the mother of four children, including two with special needs. 


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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call the Center for Deployment Psychology at 301-400-4160 or email mnorgard@deploymentpsych.org

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