Webinar for Military Caregivers: It Takes Courage After Fire

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October 20, 2016
11 a.m. (PT), 1 p.m. (CT), 2 p.m. (ET)


It Takes Courage After Fire: Navigating the Role of Caregiver

Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military & Caregiver Services – in partnership with Atlas Research, Caregiver Action Network, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), National Alliance for Caregiving, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, and USO are sponsoring a Military Caregiver webinar.

Caregiving for men and women who served in our military is a critical and often neglected component of a veteran’s healthcare plan. This presentation will outline a framework for understanding systems and the impact a veteran’s illness or challenges can have on a family. We will discuss strategies for helping veterans obtain the care they deserve as well as strategies for caregiver self-care.


Donna Schempp of Family Caregiver Alliance will discuss the mission and services of the organization.


Keith Armstrong, LCSW, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will outline  a framework for understanding the various systems involved in caregiving and the impact that a veteran’s illness or challenges can have on a family.*


An Elizabeth Dole Fellow will share their caregiving story.

There will also be resource support from the VA Caregiver Support Program and a Q & A.

Registration URL: http://www.easterseals.com/carewebinar

* Keith Armstrong, LCSW, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the San Francisco Veterans Administration's (SFVA) Student Veteran Health Program at San Francisco City College, the first ever VA funded mental health program on a college campus and the SFVA's Family Therapy Program where he provides supervision and training to psychiatry residents, psychology externs, interns, fellows and social work interns. He also directs the social workers in the mental health service, is a member of the SFVA's Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinical Team and he consults to the UCSF Intensive Family Therapy program. In 2013 the student Veteran Health Program (formerly known as the Veterans Outreach Program) won a silver medal given by the American Psychiatric Association.

Mr. Armstrong is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the prestigious 2011 UCSF Department of Psychiatry George Sarlo Teaching Award and over his career has won 5 teaching awards from UCSF psychiatry residents. In 2013 he won VA national Social Worker of the year and is the co-author of the best-selling book, Courage After Fire, Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families. In 2013 he co-authored his 2nd book entitled Courage After Fire for Parents: Strategies for Coping When your Son or Daughter Returns from Deployment. In 2014 he participated in a Congressional roundtable in Washington, DC. focusing on how best to reach out to returning veterans and in 2016 he presented to the Commission on Care established by Congress to evaluate and assess access to VA Healthcare in Washington DC.

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