Women Veterans and Trauma / 22 January 2013

Presented By: The Battered Women's Justice Project

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time
Location: Your Desk

The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on issues faced by women veterans after 10 years of war. Women make up 15% of the active duty military population and 18% of the National Guard and Reserves. Women have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan frequently and multiple times over the past decade. Women veterans are experiencing many challenges when returning from the war zones and reintegrating into the civilian world. This Webinar will address the multitude of issues affecting women veterans and provide recommendations for how to provide the type of support, advocacy, and intervention that is most helpful. The Webinar will also focus on how the trauma of victimization intersects with the trauma of combat exposure and what that means for recovery and healing.

A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect.

Audio options are: 
1) Teleconference (cost of calling long distance to Texas is your responsibility); 
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required).

Presenters: Glenna Tinney, MSW, DCSW, BWJP, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator; April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, Univ. of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, BWJP

Description: Do you serve women veterans? Do you screen for military service, deployment to combat zones, combat and trauma-related conditions? Do you understand the intersection between combat exposure and other types of trauma? Some women veterans are survivors of military sexual trauma. Some are intimate partner violence survivors or may still be in abusive relationships. Some had trauma histories before entering the military. In addition, some women veterans are dealing with physical injuries and/or co-occurring conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and depression, etc. This Webinar will address these issues and will provide a trauma-informed approach to serving women veterans.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees, the Military Email List, and the general public.

  • ARREST (GTEAP) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 
Do you require closed captioning? BWJP Requires 5 business days notice. Please email us at with "Closed Captioning" in the subject line. 

***You will receive a confirmation email from immediately after registering.  If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail. You will receive the invitation containing the webinar and audio information the day before the event. Please keep both emails***

Questions of a technical nature or regarding your grant or eligibility for the webinar should be forwarded to BWJP (


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