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Tallahassee, FL, United States, 2011/09/15 - The Florida Bar has accredited the course, “Treating the Invisible Wounds of War.” Florida lawyers can gain awareness of the culture in which Veterans & their Families live including behavioral health issues that result from the trauma of war.
The Florida Bar has accredited up to 8.5 hours of continuing legal education credit for the Treating the Invisible Wounds of War (IWW) on-line training course.
The North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Army OneSource teamed together to support Military Families by educating the legal, medical and other professional communities through the Treating the Invisible Wounds of War (IWW) on-line training program. The IWW courses, which are available at no cost to these professionals, help prepare attorneys and other providers to reach out to the Military and their Families and provide the specialized care they need and deserve. The courses were developed to build awareness of the culture in which Veterans and their Families live and work. They offer best practices for identifying, assessing, and treating mental health issues that result from the trauma of war.
The accreditation of the Treating the Invisible Wounds of War on-line course now offers the approximately 90,000 attorneys in the State of Florida the opportunity to not only learn about the unique needs of Soldiers and their Families, but to also earn continuing legal education credit.
For more information on the IWW program contact a local Army OneSource Community Support Coordinator at myarmyonesource.com or the North Carolina Area Health Education Center.
About The Florida Bar The Florida Bar, with more than 90,000 members, is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers. The Florida Bar serves as an advocate and intermediary for attorneys, the court and the public. floridabar.org/.
The mission of the North Carolina AHEC Program (ncahec.net) is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.
About Army OneSource (AOS)
Army OneSource (myarmyonesource.com) is a Secretary of the Army Initiative to provide comprehensive community support and service delivery for Soldiers and their Families regardless of component or geographic location. Through Community Support Coordinators located throughout the US and Pacific, AOS is raising awareness and generating support among the private sector to effectively serve the unique challenges of Military life, including the growing demand for behavioral health, financial, legal and faith-based services. Utilizing traditional establishments on Military Installations, a Web-based portal, and local community partners, AOS is helping empower Soldiers and their Family Members to be strong, healthy and connected to the best resources wherever they may be.