VHALI and Adelphi University Present
3 Annual National Veterans Mental Health Conference - March 17, 2015
Honoring the Past, Looking towards the Future
In dedication to John “Red” Pelan & Richard Whitmarsh
Come and join us as national leaders discuss topics regarding the care of our veterans. Topics to include the needs of older veterans, suicide prevention, the role of families, substance use and other targeted areas of interest.
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be retired Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton, MD. who currently serves as the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs. While in the military, Loree Sutton was the Founding Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury from 2007-2010. Sutton's interest in resilience extends from individuals and families to enterprises, organizations and communities. She is devoted to the public health imperative of designing 'working community' approaches that harness the strengths of Veterans and their loved ones while promoting healing from the wounds of war, seen and unseen. Proud to serve as the MOVA Commissioner, she believes New York City is an ideal place for Veterans, our nation's leading renewable resource, to live, lead, serve and flourish.
*This year Tom Ronayne, Director of Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency and Frank Amalfitano, President/CEO United Veterans Beacon House will receive awards for their Outstanding Service to Veterans.
Tentative Schedule * Subject to change
8:15am-8:45am- Registration Sign In
8:45am-9:45am – Opening Remarks
9:45am- 10:45am – Keynote Speaker, General Loree Sutton, Commissioner NYC MOVA
11am-12pm – Workshops, Round 1
12pm – 1pm – Lunch & Awards
1:15pm-2:15pm – Workshops, Round 2
2:30pm- 3:30pm – Workshops, Round 3
Workshops to include –
Gold/Blue Star Families
Traumatic Brain Injury
Last years conference was attended by 200 individuals from New York, Connecticut, Washington DC and North Carolina! Join us!
OEF / OIF Veteran Retreat Weekend
Saturday March 28, 2015 + Sunday March 29, 2015
This will be a special "retreat weekend" for OEF / OIF Veteran and their spouses. "Single" veterans also welcome. RSVP is required as this event is limited to 20 participants. Please contact Brent Russell (516) 489-2322 ext. 1312 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Long Island Community Foundation
"Evidence Based Training" grant has come to a close!
Through this generous grant the Veterans Health Alliance was able to provide "scholarships" and advanced training for mental health clinicians working with veterans.