In July 2015, SAMHSA, NCTSN and Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) partnered together to produce a special pre-conference event in conjunction with MCEC's National Training Seminar in Washington DC. Experts and leadership provided interviews, panel discussions and TED-like talks on issues pertaining to care and support to military connected families and children.
Dr. Cozza provides a framework for interventions to serve the mental health needs of military children.
Dr. Castro describes the challenges associated with going to and returning from war for service members, including the many paradoxes that prevent getting help.
Dr. Blasko describes the development of Military Kids Connect website and use of technology to support military children.
Dr. Abi Gewirtz interviews COL Rick Campise and Mary "Tib" Campise about challenges to parenting among military members due to the stress of deployment and prolonged separation.
Deborah Gibbs, Ph.D., Lisa Jaycox, Ph.D., Kate McGraw, Ph.D. and Sara Nett, Psy.D. provide an overview of the issues of child maltreatment and military sexual trauma in military settings.
Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., John Fairbank, Ph.D., Dorinda Williams, Ph.D. and Ms. Gabby Gadson describe services available for military members including evidence based interventions developed by NCTSN and ZERO TO THREE.
Dr. Kudler from VA provides an overview of mental health programs available to returning veterans and their families.
Dr. Pynoos from NCTSN shares some history about the NCTSN and military families.
Dr. Gibbs provides an overview on the topic of child maltreatment in military settings
Nancy Kelly from SAMHSA describes her experiences as a member of a military family returning from war.