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Give an Hour Student Liaison Training
Transcript of Give an Hour Student Liaison Training
The Need for
Mental Health Care
Give an Hour
What we will cover
Give an Hour Student Liaison Volunteer
TV PSA on YouTube: here
How You Can Help
Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen
Founded by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen September 2005
To meet mental health needs of troops and families affected by post-9/11 conflicts
Educate general public
Develop volunteer network of 40,000 mental health professionals
Enable easy and widespread access to volunteer network
Diminish stigma associated with mental health through the Campaign to Change Direction
Dr. Van Dahlen named to
2012 TIME List of
100 most influential people in the world
2014-Dr. Van Dahlen was recognized by the Chief of Staff to the United States Army, General Ray Odierno, and awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for her extraordinary contribution to the U.S. Military.
Give an Hour selected one of five winners of the White House’s Joining Forces Community Challenge
Most people value opportunity to respond to worthy cause
People more likely to donate time if it can be done easily
Act of giving has powerful and positive effect on those who give and those who receive
Providing people in need with opportunity to give back promotes dignity and self-respect
We can harness the knowledge of mental health professionals to educate the larger community about mental health issues our veterans face
Everyone is affected by experience of war; those who have served—and their loved ones—need help dealing with after effects of their service
Complement DoD and VA health care delivery by serving those not eligible for military health care or seeking care outside the current system of services
Couples and Families
Children and Adolescents
Commit one hour per week for one year
Receive up-to-date training
Over 2.6 million troops deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Persian Gulf (Op. Iraqi Freedom, Op. Enduring Freedom, Op. New Dawn) since September 11, 2001
6,806 troops killed and 51,971 wounded (as of May 14, 2014)
Over 300,000 returning troops (18 percent) suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress
Over 320,000 (19 percent) have suffered a traumatic brain injury
Only about half have of both groups have sought treatment
Rates of PTSD are as high as 35 percent among OIF/OEF veterans
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress and depression will cost nation as much as $6.2 billion in the two years following deployment (calculating direct medical care and costs of lost productivity and suicide)
For each military member deployed, 8-10 family members are directly affected by his or her service
Veterans in general U.S. population, whether affiliated with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or not, are at an increased risk of suicide. With a projected rise in the incidence of functional impairment and psychiatric morbidity among veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, clinical and community interventions directed toward patients in both VA and non‐VA healthcare facilities are needed
Our Services- Consultation
Impact and Partners
Where Do I Fit in Give an Hour's Work?
Our Services- Counseling
Give an Hour
Student Liaison Training
Faculty and Staff
Give an Hour has committed to:
Supporting Mental Health Faculty
so that they are prepared to educate students
Highlighting participating universities
and organizations for their exemplary work
Collecting and sharing resources
from universities and partners across the nation to assist faculty in training students
Providing opportunities to collaborate:
Give an Hour Connected-Faculty Resource Sharing Portal
Student Liaison Opportunity:
Be a champion of Give an Hour at your university
Give an Hour Connected Resources:
Get your Certificate and Badge
Training and Resource Sharing:
Provide students with trainings and information
Deployment and Reintegration
Military Families and Children
Providing care for military members and family members at a ratio of roughly 60:40
Among the more than 40 active partnerships Give an Hour™ has established in the last two years are those with American Psychiatric Foundation, Mission Continues, Red Cross, Robin Hood Foundation, TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), Team Rubicon, Wounded Warrior Project
We are endorsed by all major mental health associations: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, American Mental Health Counselors Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Psychological Association, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Mental Health America, National Association of Social Workers
We are recognized by key agencies
such as the DoD, VA, DCoE, etc.
Impact and Partners
Our Web site www.giveanhour.org connects military families and providers; please also visit our interactive site connected.giveanhour.org
We offer consultation to
other veterans service organizations
As well as
in-service training to counseling centers
education and outreach services
With nearly 7,000 providers across 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam—and still growing—we offer treatment for:
traumatic brain injuries
sexual health and intimacy concerns
loss and grieving
What are Student Liaisons?
Assisting in connecting Give an Hour with students, faculty, and opportunities at your university
Creating, attending, and presenting at your university or in your community to raise awareness of Give an Hour’s services and programs
Assisting with peer-to-peer recruitment, discussing the benefit of Give an Hour Got Your 6 training and partnerships, asking supervisors or faculty to share information with their students
Regular presentations to student organizations, classes, or interested groups (materials provided)
Ask supervisors or faculty/staff to teach students about the specific issues that affect our military and families
Report current trainings, opportunities, or connections at your university to Give an Hour staff
Facilitate peer-to-peer dialogue and encouraging participation
Promote regular media coverage (assist in sharing provided materials to school media sources, placing posters in schools & agencies)
Being a strong social media presence!! (using your presence to tell others about Give an Hour)
Six Ways to Spread Awareness
Give an Hour has committed to collaborate with universities, mental health partners, nonprofit partners, and veterans service organizations to ensure the next generation of mental health professionals are properly prepared to serve the needs of our military and their families.
Step One: Identify Yourself!
Identify yourself as a student, Give an Hour volunteer, and liaison in class, with friends, to faculty!
Add information to your signature line in email about the Got Your 6 Training Ground!
Earn your Give an Hour Volunteer Badge and display it proudly!
Tweet and Post on social media about your commitment to serve!
Add your volunteer role to your resume!
Step Three: Report to Give an Hour
Give an Hour Liaisons are required to check in at least once per month with staff.
What great things have you accomplished?
What trainings, course work, or opportunities are upcoming?
What experiences have you had as a volunteer?
How many students have been/are being trained?
Are there concerns or questions we can address?
Step Two: Encourage Others
Send information to other students or organizations
Encourage others to join Connected online--add the link to join to your email signature
Share your positive experiences as a volunteer
Mention Give an Hour services in groups or class
Forward faculty and students a copy of the newsletter
Write an article for your university’s newsletter about Give an Hour
Don’t forget to follow-up
Helpful Tips and Tools
I know what to do, so how do I do it?
Contact faculty, professors, or school organizations to set up presentations
(student mental health groups, culture or 101 courses, veterans groups)
Request Give an Hour PowerPoints
and materials in advance
to ensure you can provide information about them
Talk about your own experience
and why Give an Hour is important to you
--remember to represent Give an Hour, not your personal opinion
Direct questions to Give an Hour staff
articles and materials only
Share articles you write with staff
before submitting to university
Repost and retweet
from Give an Hour social media outlets or Connected site for up-to-date information
If you have a question,
Student Training and Certificate
Resources and Topics
Participating School Pages
Faculty and Student Forums and Discussion
A Celebration of Service
Virtual Tags and Links
Give an Hour and Got Your 6 Groups
Questions or Comments
Give an Hour™
Give an Hour™’s four key goals:
To provide free mental health services to military personnel and their loved ones
Volunteer providers include various mental health professionals
Collaborate with governmental agencies, private and non profits
-- Jon Towers, senior policy advisor, U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
"The VA and DoD can't do it alone. We need to rely on community providers.”
At an average rate of $100/hour, our providers have donated nearly
$15 million worth of counseling and education- over 180,000 hours!