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Free T2 Resources for Educators Help Military Kids at School

Kids in school want to make friends, be liked by their teachers (or just stay out of trouble) and kind of know what’s going on in their classes. They really just want to fit in. But for military kids, that can be hard to do. They move often. Families get separated by deployments. And many kids have to adjust to parents returning home with physical or behavioral health issues. These kids are a minority from a very different culture—the military culture--so very few people (if anyone) understand what their lives are really like.

Raise Awareness to Lower the Risk of Brain Injury

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Few people think about traumatic brain injury (TBI) unless they have one or know someone with one. Sure, you’ve heard about people getting TBIs during deployment in a war zone. But surprisingly, the vast majority of TBIs in the military are actually diagnosed in noncombat settings such as motorcycle or car crashes, falls and sports-related incidents. Since 2000, more than 320,000 service members have been diagnosed with a TBI. And concussions — actually considered a mild form of brain injury — are the most common type.

PHOP's Behavioral Health Professionals Explore Technology-Based Resources

Dr. Stewart presents at PHOP seminar

Some morning lectures can be sleep-inducing, requiring frequent trips to the coffee-and-muffin table at the back of the conference room to stay awake. However, this wasn’t the case at the annual training event for the U.S. Navy and Marine Forces Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state on July 30, 2014.

Psychology Residents Experience Telehealth Frontiers

Professional workshops often include role-playing activities. But they usually don’t involve the workshop leader creating an image on a large screen of the vehicle in front of you being flipped by an IED blast as a volunteer describes a war-zone ambush. That kind of thing definitely makes an impression on an audience.

"People told me they were riveted," said Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, the workshop presenter who operated the virtual reality program while a volunteer psychologist wearing a head-mounted display role-played reliving memories of trauma.

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