Second Annual Higher Education and Mental Health Symposium to be Held at Marywood

Published on Tue, April 23, 2013

The Office of Military and Veteran Services and the School of Social Work and Administrative Studies at will host their second annual, two-day symposium, "Beyond G.I. Joe: The Contemporary College Student Veteran." There will be a number of shared sessions along with concurrent sessions which will cover topics relevant to higher education professionals and mental health professionals. The symposium will be held May 3–4, in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center.

General attendees: $100 for two days or $75 per day
The Soldier's Project attendees: $75 for two days or $50 per day

With an influx of veterans into higher education and the community at large, it is important for higher education and mental health professionals to have an understanding of military culture and community. This seminar will offer an intensive and interactive professional development experience to enhance the attendee's understanding of today's veteran and strengthen their ability to better serve this growing population. Topics include:

  • Military culture and community
  • Military sexual trauma
  • Disability services for accommodating student veterans
  • Military-supportive campuses
  • Unique needs of female student veterans
  • Role of the family in the veteran's success
  • Value of creativity in managing and overcoming PTSD
  • Critical needs of student veterans and re-integration issues

Educators: This entire program is approved for ten (10) professional development ACT 48 hours.
Social Workers: This program is approved for ten (10) continuing education hours for social workers, applicable toward PA/NJ-LSW licensure renewal.

The event is sponsored by Chartwells, NASPA Region II and the NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community, and Tobyhanna ACS (Army Community Service).

To register for the symposium please contact Linda Wrazian at or (570) 340-6060 or Jill Schroth at or (570-340-6061).