As part of Hospice of Dayton’s American Pride veteran care program, area healthcare professionals, veteran’s service organizations and faith communities are invited to attend an educational program on “Veteran’s PTSD – Exploring the Art & Science of Healing Strategies at End-of-Life.” The program is presented in collaboration with the Dayton VA Medical Center and provides CEU credits for healthcare professionals. The goal is to prepare caregivers and supporters to deliver appropriate interventions to veterans suffering from PTSD at end-of-life.
Keynote speaker Wayne Muller is a chaplain, bestselling author and founder and president of Bread for the Journey, a national charity based in Santa Fe that serves the under-privileged. He is a regular contributor to Forbes magazine and has worked as a Senior Scholar for the Fetzer Institute. His address will focus on “Honoring Our Stories.” He will also lead a session on “Holistic and Complementary Interventions for Veterans and Caregivers.”
Edgardo Padin-Rivera, a psychologist with the Cleveland VAMC, has presented widely on the topic of PTSD and will address “Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome & End-of-Life Concerns” as well as “Evidenced Based Psychotherapies for PTSD.”
The program also includes a presentation by Kenny Carnes, actor and storyteller, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Holistic Counseling and has ten years of leadership experience as an army officer, corporate consultant and small business owner. His “Pieces of War” presentation involves storytelling about the veteran experience. He will also lead discussion on “Psychosocial & Emotional Aspects of PTSD: Processing Psychodrama.
The program is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Registration is available on-line at www.hospiceofdayton.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. A fee of $50 includes CEUs, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Additional information is also available by contacting the Hospice of Dayton Education and Staff Development office, 937-256-4490, ext. 1102.