Military–Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions / 17 April 2014

Presented by: BWJP

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Central Time)

The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on military-related interpersonal violence survivors and co-occurring conditions. Military-related includes active duty military, Reserve, and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their family members. Research has established that a history of trauma can result in a variety of problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, substance abuse, and other health and mental health conditions. This webinar will discuss these co-occurring conditions and the effect they have on functioning in all areas of a survivor’s life as well as how they impact risk and danger and the ability to access services. The webinar will also address a trauma-informed approach to intervention in the context of safety and survivor-centered care. Whether you work in the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge of military-related survivors of interpersonal violence and co-occurring conditions that can be applied to improving the services provided for these survivors.

Presenter: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP.

Description: Is the outcome of a history of trauma different for military-related interpersonal violence survivors than it is for survivors who have never had a military connection? How do co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, and depression affect risk and danger? Are military-related survivors more or less likely to access services? This webinar will address interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault, and how the ongoing consequences of the trauma affect a survivor’s life. It will also provide a trauma-informed and victim-centered framework for provision of services.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

  • GTEAP (Arrest) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 
  • If you are not an Arrest Grantee, no grant number is required. 
A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect.

Audio options are: 
1) Teleconference (Your standard long distance charges will apply); 
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required, a headset is recommended).
    Do you require closed captioning? BWJP requires 5 business days notice and you MUST request it upon registration.  

    ***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. Please keep this email as it contains the webinar and audio information needed to join the webinar.  You will receive a reminder email the day before the webinar as well. ***

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


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