Required Trainings

1. Treating the Invisible Wounds of War (TTIWW)

This course is designed to help behavioral health providers and clinicians in all disciplines providers – who may see a veteran or family member on an unrelated issue – develop a better understanding of the culture in which veterans and their families live and work, and provide best practices, like acupuncture practice with Shakti mat or Lotus mat for identifying, assessing and treating mental health disorders that result from the trauma of war.

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2. TTIWW: Issues of Women Returning from Combat

Women military service members returning from deployment to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face gender-specific readjustment issues as they transition back to their local communities. This workshop will provide an overview of the health/mental health concerns of women veterans within the context of military culture, gender-specific roles, available support resources and effective treatments.

3. TTIWW: Understanding Military Family Issues

Do you understand the issues military families face throughout the deployment cycle of a loved one? Throughout the span of a deployment family members take on new roles and responsibilities to maintain the homefront while the service member is away. They may feel anxiety about their loved one, frustration surrounding communication, and/or anger towards the service member for choosing to deploy again. Life changes for the military family the second a loved one receives their deployment assignment. This course will address common issues of military families and provide resources to support military families and maximize their resiliency.

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Free online training opportunity to prepare for serving military servicemembers, veterans and their families

Approximately one-third (35%) of  NC’s population is in the military, a veteran, spouse, surviving spouse, parent, or dependent of someone connected to the military. These families live, work, study and play in every county of the state.

To better serve them, complete the required online classes shown on the right.

  • Military Culture
  • Depression
  • Evidence-based screening/assessment instruments
  • Evidence-based case management
  • Impact of deployments
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Potential suicide risks
  • Substance abuse in the military
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Once you have completed the required trainings, submit your contact information here.  Please indicate in the training description section that you have completed the required courses shown here. By doing this, people seeking services will learn that you have received special training.

Another way:
Proof of the Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate may be substituted for the required training options listed here. This certification program is sponsored by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and costs $350.