Fantastic news on the Education front: Thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense through the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO), Home Base will continue to offer CME/CE/CEU certified on-line educational training to healthcare professionals, first responders, military families and community members free of charge.
The online, accredited training programs are provided via the Home Base Training Institute and are designed to help participants improve their understanding of Military culture and the impact of Military Service on Veterans and Military Families, and enable users to identify, assist and treat those who need care. Currently, the Training Institute offers 38 on-demand, free courses. Among those are five new online courses created with grant funding from the DSPO, which include content related to addressing substance use disorders with motivational interviewing, supporting survivors of suicide through postvention, treatments for opioid use disorders, and an online tool for Veterans with substance use called Vet Change.
The Training Institute’s new and improved learning management systems was designed with the end-user experience in mind. In addition to the new and modern look, users can browse all of the available courses are categorized by target audience: health professionals, first responders, military families and community members.
“The new developments in our courses and learning management system allow us to fulfill our educational mission: to increase awareness of the invisible wounds, and to grow the bench of clinicians nationwide who can recognize, assist and treat those suffering,” said Louis Chow, PhD Director of Education at Home Base, “Through our Training Institute, we are increasing the competency of those who work with our Service Members and their families.”
Since its inception, Home Base has trained more than 45,000 clinicians, educations and community members. To learn more about our 35 available on-demand courses, or to take a course yourself, please visit our new education website here.