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New training released for healthcare providers working with CAF Veterans

To support the mental health needs of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Wounded Warriors Canada recently released a training course for healthcare providers who care for those with various traumas.

The Introduction to Trauma-Exposed Professionals was created in partnership with the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families. The course aims to support healthcare providers who support veterans, current CAF members, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, public safety personnel, and their families.

Scott Maxwell Wounded Warriors. Image courtesy of Wounded Warriors.

“Time and again, we have heard from Veterans, first responders, family members, and clinicians that the healthcare community would benefit from training that highlights the unique work environments of those who serve. Introduction to Trauma-Exposed Professionals does just that. The course will support healthcare providers who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of the mental health needs of trauma-exposed professions while providing culturally specific, clinical approaches to care,” said Scott Maxwell, executive director, Wounded Warriors Canada.

Supporting Those Who Serve

Developed by Wounded Warriors Canada’s co-National Clinical Advisor, Dr. Tim Black, the course delves into the unique work environments that are considered routine for those who serve Canada at home and abroad.

The goal is that the course will increase learner competencies around what Canada’s soldiers experience in their jobs and the best way to support them.

Through the help of Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families, healthcare providers can access the course through a digital platform at no cost to the first 500 eligible healthcare providers to register. Eligible healthcare providers include those working in Canada with CAF veterans, former RCMP, and their families.

“It is crucial for healthcare providers to understand the specific needs of current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, public safety personnel, and their families to build trust and support effective treatment delivery.

MaryAnn Notarianni, deputy CEO and vice president, knowledge mobilization, Atlas Institute.

“With this course, we are helping to close that knowledge gap and ensure better services for trauma-exposed professionals and their families,” said MaryAnn Notarianni, deputy CEO and vice president, knowledge mobilization, Atlas Institute.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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