2013 MOAA/NDIA Warrior Family Symposium – September 12, 2013
Debbie and Randy were on the Fireside Chat panel, “Six Degrees of Separation for the Warriors & Families: The Impact of Mental Health Across Generations”. It covered the different conflicts (WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars). Debbie and Randy were invited to represent the Vietnam Era.
The 2013 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS), co-sponsored by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), will continue the collaborative efforts of government and non-government organizations by providing a public forum for exploring opportunities to collectively improve the physical, psychological and overall well-being of those wounded, ill and injured, and their families.
This year’s program takes a broad look at mental health and the challenges facing our warriors and family members across the generations, our Government and Society today, and in the years ahead, particularly in a post-war environment.
This program will delve into 3 provocative and engaging discussions on the significance of the psychological-cognitive injuries, including the impact on individuals, systems and communities:
• What is the scope of mental health among our military members, veterans and their families?
• What are the mental health implications to individuals, government, and society?
• What are some of the innovative solutions taking place in the mental health field—
a call-to-action on ways that individuals and organizations can affect change outside of today’s forum to help warriors-families today and tomorrow?
Who Should Attend: Administration, Congressional, Department of Defense, Military Service Departments, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other governmental and non-governmental leaders and staff members; medical and non-medical professionals, industry, academia, community leaders, service members, veterans, and their families-caregivers; and other interested organizations and individuals.
– 8 Steps to Taking Your Life Back
– The Aging Veteran
– PTSD: How You Can Help
Barnes & Noble Book Signing – Sept. 7th