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From the Battlefield to the Workplace:
Helping Veterans and Their Families Succeed

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Each webinar will be 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q/A

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is closely cooperating with DoD, the NC Governor’s office, Veterans Service Organizations, and many other individuals and organizations to inform our newest veterans, i.e. those returning from duty in the Global War on Terror, of VA health care benefits and job opportunities. This presentation will describe the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network’s (VISN 6) experience in meeting the needs of our newest veterans. 

We will review the challenges and successes in assisting these veterans in dealing with physical and mental health issues, including traumatic brain injury, loss of limbs, PTSD, substance abuse, family problems and related circumstances. We will also indicate how VA is reaching out to new veterans by establishing outpatient services in close proximity to where the majority of veterans reside.  

Learning Objectives
1) Identify the unique concerns and strengths among veterans and their family members within your workforce

2) Learn how to provide effective leadership for your human resource teams, managers, and employees through the process of deployment, homecoming and reintegration

Dr. Harold Kudler, MD
VA Mid-Atlantic Network Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center and Duke University 

Dr. Kudler received his M.D. from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and completed psychiatric residency training at Yale University.  He joined the Duke Faculty in 1984 and is Associate Clinical Professor in its Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Dr. Kudler is Mental Health Coordinator for Veterans Integrated Service Network, Number 6.  In this capacity, he manages the Mental Health Service Line for eight VA Medical Centers and their outlying facilities (distributed across North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) and represents the Network's mental health programs at local and national levels. 

Dr. Kudler's expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stems from clinical and research work with combat veterans, ex-prisoners of war, survivors of other traumatic events, and their families.  He has reported on many aspects of PTSD including its diagnosis, its biological and psychological characteristics, and its treatment.  From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Kudler co-chaired of the Under Secretary for Veterans Affairs’ Special Committee on PTSD.  This committee, which reports directly to a joint committee of the House and Senate on Veterans Affairs, is charged with assessing and guiding VA’s national continuum of PTSD care, education, research, and benefits. 

In 2002, Dr. Kudler was selected to champion a joint VA/Department of Defense project to develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of traumatic stress.  In 2002 and, again, in 2004, Dr. Kudler was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  In 2004, Dr. Kudler was elected Chair of the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation.  In 2005, he co-chaired the first Joint DoD/VA Conference on Post Deployment Mental Health and became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Kudler serves as Associate Director for VA’s Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) on Deployment Mental Health.

Dr. Stephen Scroggs and Ms. Carrie Sioberg of VALUEOPTIONS and the Citizen Soldier Support Program at the Odum Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill contributed to the development of this presentation


These educational events will help employers

Who can benefit from this experience?

  • Identify veteran needs,

  • Recognize warning signs

  • Connect with community resources,

  • Develop support programs and

  • Prepare effective interventions.

  • Business Owners

  • Human Resource Directors

  • Employee Assistance Professionals

  • Occupational Health Nurses

  • Risk Managers

  • Safety and Health Director


CEU Information

Continuing education is available for many professional licensures and accreditation.
The webinars have been pre-approved for 1 hour CEU credit for each eligible program.
Proof of attendance will be provided for all webinar attendees upon request.

HR ceu's available for Mental Health and Model Employers programs.
EAP ceu's available for all three programs.
AAOHN ceu's available for the Mental Health program.

Human Resources
HR Certification Institute


Employers with Model Programs,
April 24th
Mental Health Issues Facing Veterans, May 29th

"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Employee Assistance Professionals  For
Employers with Model Programs, April 24th
Police Officers Returning from Combat Operations, May 21st
Mental Health Issues Facing Veterans, May 29th

by the Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Occupational Health Nurses

Mental Health Issues Facing Veterans, May 29th

by American Association of Occupational Health Nurses