4th Annual Serving Those Who Served Veterans Resource Providers Conference

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 08:00 to Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 17:00

Register today! https://stws2019.eventbrite.com

The purpose of this two day conference is to provide an opportunity for collaboration, networking and professional development in the area of veterans and their families.

Wednesday, July 17th, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, July 18th, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Networking Social: Wednesday, July 17, 5:30-7:30 PM Best Western Columbia River Inn & Conference Center

For overnight room accommodations, a block of rooms are available at The Best Western Columbia River Inn & Conference Center (formly the M Hotel) https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-richland/best-western-p... - (509) 946-4121

Accommodations will not covered by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs or the conference.
12 CEUs available based upon successful completion of two-day event.

Breakout Sessions Include Topics Such As:

(DAY 1 PLENARY) Untangling PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury: What emerging research tells us about the long-lasting effects of trauma on the brain, and what it means for treatment

Seattle Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office Update
GI Bill® 101
Animals and the ADA
SOARing Out of Homelessness
Moral Injury: When good people are asked to do bad things 
Know What’s at Stake—Estate Planning and Long Term Care Planning & Burial Benefits
An Introduction to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Washington Employment and Apprenticeship
Supporting Spouses and the Military Family
Veterans' Levy and How Counties Serve Veterans with Veterans Assistance Funds
Justice Involved Veterans
Veterans in Ag, Rural Veterans Outreach

(DAY 2 PLENARY) A Journey of Hope:  Washington's Suicide Prevention Strategies

VA 101 - Understanding the Department of Veterans Affairs & the Life Cycle of a VA Claim
Safer Homes, Suicide Aware:  Lock it up to Protect Yourself and Your Community
Preview of Engaging in the Second Mission
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Veteran Health Disparities and Clinical Resources
“A Last Salute”:  Honoring Veteran’s at End of Life
A Hospice and Palliative Care Panel
VA Community Care: How the VA and DOD works together to ensure a seamless and successful transition
From Soldier to Veteran: How the VA and DOD works together to ensure a seamless and successful transition
Military Sexual Trauma (MST): Recognition, seeking services, and moving forward
Working with Congressional and State Legislative Offices
Alternative Therapies with LightBenders, Veterans Yoga Project, and VeteranRites