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CDP Presents: Face the Fight Against Veteran Suicide

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David Rozek, PhD, ABPP
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90 Min
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Face the Fight (FTF), founded by USAA, focuses on enhancing and expanding suicide prevention initiatives within the veteran community. Face the Fight’s unique approach is a non-siloed, science backed, and comprehensive strategy targeted to reduce veteran suicide. It incorporates three main components: philanthropic grantmaking, forming a coalition of supportive organizations, and initiating a public health campaign. Leveraging the CDC's suicide prevention framework, Face the Fight targets three priority areas: (1) Creating Protective Environments, (2) Strengthening Access to and Delivery of Suicide Care, and (3) Identifying and Supporting Individuals at Risk. Notably, Face the Fight’s grantmaking includes access to a technical assistance team that aids in the expansion and execution of evidence-informed suicide prevention programs. This webinar will offer an introduction to the CDC's suicide prevention model, highlight FTF’s distinct approach to combating veteran suicide, and review specific projects funded by Face the Fight. Additionally, it will provide resources, training, and information on other programs available to veterans and those who support them.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the CDC suicide prevention model.

  • Evaluate evidence-informed interventions for suicide prevention in veterans.


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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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David Rozek, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor and at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Senior Scientific Advisor for Face the Fight. He received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame and completed his residency at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prior to joining the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Rozek held positions at the University of Central Florida as the Director of the National Center of Excellence for First Responder Behavioral Health at UCF RESTORES and at the University of Utah in the Department of Psychiatry with a secondary appointment as the Director of Training at the National Center for Veterans Studies. Dr. Rozek’s research and clinical expertise are in cognitive and behavioral therapies for suicide, depression, and PTSD. He regularly provides training to clinicians, medical professionals, peers support specialist, and mental health allies on best practices when working with individuals who are at risk for suicide and is an active researcher focusing on how to best improve clinical care.