On February 12th, Attorney General Maura Healey and Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program announced the launch of “Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Post-9/11 Service Members and Veterans Trainings.” Home Base works to heal the invisible wounds of war for Service Members, Post-9/11 Veterans and their Families through clinical care, wellness, research and education. The purpose of this initiative is to give first responders tools to identify critical issues unique to our veterans and gain basic skills to help them.
For this initiative, Home Base is now offering FREE online, on-demand, trainings in five areas:
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- traumatic brain injury
- substance abuse
- identifying suicide risk
- understanding how the unique, post-9/11 military culture impacts care.
These trainings all include firsthand accounts from Veterans who have faced an invisible wound of war. They were specifically created with the busy schedule of first responders in mind, and are accompanied by additional resources. For Police, Fire, and EMS, each training is under 30-minutes and EMS CE-certified.
All training’s can be found here: http://www.homebase.org/firstresponders