The Soldiers Project to Host Clinician Training at Chestnut Hill College

Thursday, November 3, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College will host training for The Soldiers Project on “Innovations in Behavioral Health and Social Services to Veterans and Military Family Members: Building Resilience, Trauma-Informed Assessment and Intervention with Individuals and their Loved Ones” on Thursday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall.

 
Nadine Bean, Ph.D., LCSW, associate professor of social work at West Chester University, will present the training. Bean is a disaster mental health services volunteer with the American Red Cross and has served during several disasters, including Hurricane Katrina. She is also a trainer for the Red Cross in psychological first aid for military families and was president of the NASW-PA (National Association of Social Workers for Pennsylvania) Chapter from 2005 to 2007. Bean is also experienced in child welfare and in the use of a narrative approach to understand diverse populations. She is committed to helping underserved populations, best exemplified in her work in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area, where she set up a drop-in center for emotional, social and spiritual support services.
 
The Soldiers Project was started in 2004 by psychiatrist Judith T. Broder, M.D., who believed that it was her professional obligation to help returning troops and their families manage the myriad of war-related mental health issues. In conjunction with the Ernest S. Lawrence Trauma Center in Los Angeles, they jointly started a program to help veterans. The program provides free care for service men and women and their families. Five years after its inception, The Soldiers Project in the Southern California area alone has more than 200 volunteer clinicians with over 400 in the entire country.
 
For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Nancy DeCesare, IHM, Ph.D. at 215.248.7028 or decesaren@chc.edu.