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Workshop offers training for veterans care

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013

Victory Noll Center is presenting the program “Care Providers for Veterans and Families Training” on Friday, March 15, offering skills training to those who interact with veterans and their unique needs. The program will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is for social service providers, pastors, spouses, parents, family members or any care provider.

Facilitator Paula J. Caplan, a clinical and research psychologist, said “The mere act of listening is often deeply healing.” Caplan will lead the workshop to provide a better understanding of the emotional, mental and physical needs of veterans. “We are a war-illiterate nation,” she continued, “And our ignorance can be obvious when civilians say to veterans: ‘Thank you for your service.’ That simple phrase might seem like the best thing to say — it strikes us as easy, respectful and appreciative — but some veterans find the thank you disturbing; even if they realize that the speaker has good intentions.”

The day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. at Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Registration is required by Friday, March 8. For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call (260)356-0628, ext. 174, or e-mail victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Payment plans or other arrangements may be made by contacting Victory Noll Center.