The Modern Military and Veteran Family: Caregivers to Men and Women Returning from War


The Modern Military and Veteran Family: Caregivers to Men and Women Returning from War

Co-Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services and
the Military and Veterans Psychology program at William James College


Conference Coordinator: Robert Dingman, EdD

An estimated 4.4 million family members provide at-home care for many of our nation’s aging military veterans with another 1.1 million attending to those who have fought recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While many such families demonstrate remarkable resilience and post-traumatic growth, a recent Rand Corporation study has revealed that among post-911 military spouses and parents, as well as among children who remain at home, the stress and emotional demands of caregiving is associated with heightened depression, anxiety, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, behavioral problems, and family violence. In addition to the Rand Study, a recent statewide needs assessment conducted by William James College has demonstrated a strong need for increased awareness about military families among workers in the many veteran organizations that serve them. This one-day conference will explore the unique values, culture, and experiences of military families, as well as the power of their role in veterans’ readjustment and recovery. Professionals and paraprofessional helpers attending this conference will also learn about contemporary programs to help military families, along with workplace strategies for bringing meaningful relief to the spouses, parents, and children of our nation’s warriors.

Program Code: MMVF
Credits: 6
Price: $140 with CE Credits, $70 no CE Credits
Networking lunch included!


  • When

  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • William James College
    1 Wells Avenue
    Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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