Veteran 201: Military Families

Veteran 201: Military Families

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INSTRUCTOR: Elsa O'Loughlin

TIME: 60 minutes

SERIES: Part 5 of 5

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Veteran 201: Military Families is designed for anyone with little to no background regarding the life for the family of a service member or veteran. It provides insight into what the life of a military family is like through all of the phases of deployment and how a military family life compares to a civilian family. The goal of this course is to assist you in feeling more comfortable in working with our Service members and Veterans by helping you to understand the changes their families experience and the strengths they possess.


SUBJECT AREAS

Military Cultural Competency


FORMAT

Web-Based Training, Self-Study (Online)


COURSE/SERIES LENGTH

Course: 35 Minutes/ Series: 3 Hours


COURSE RELEASE DATE

October 1, 2015


TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is targeted to the general population


COURSE LEVEL

Beginner


OUTCOMES & OBJECTIVES

 

  • Define common acronyms used across all branches of the military
  • Discuss the similarities between the military profession and other professional discipline.
  • List and create a timeline of the most recent and current wars with United States involvement
  • Recognize the unique demographics of veterans compared to the population of the United States
  • Describe the deployment cycle and the positive and negative effects that effect the family

LEARNING SERIES PATH

 

Module One: Military Lingo

  • Overview of military lingo (20 Minutes)

Module Two: Profession vs. Occupation

  • Description of a profession and explanation of the military as a profession (10 Minutes)

Module Three: Timeline of Current Wars

  • Review of past wars (15 Minutes)
  • Discussion on September 11th and the effects on the United States (15 Minutes)
  • Discussion on the outcomes of September 11th and ISIS (15 Minutes)

Module Four: Veterans

  • Discussion comparing the types of military discharges (20 Minutes)

Module Five: Military Families

  • Introduction (5 Minutes)
  • Discussion on the stages of military deployment (15 Minutes)
  • Overview of changes families face when an injured military family member returns home (15 Minutes)
  • Review of military family strengths (10 Minutes)
  • Discussion on considerations and interventions of the deployment cycle and its effects on families (15 Minutes)

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