Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT
The purpose of this workshop is to give insight into the Veteran perspective during critical incidents. We will learn about military culture and how it relates to behavioral health and suicide. Specifically, we will introduce the guiding ideals instilled into our military members and how they can be both strengths and weaknesses for transitioning military members. This workshop will include live viewing of a presentation (originally part of the CARE TA Center virtual conference in June 2021) and facilitated discussion focused on applying insights from the presentation to your daily work. Action planning will focus on:
- Connecting service members, Veterans, and their families to crisis care resources
- Implementing crisis intervention strategies for the Veteran population
Meet the Presenter
David Galloway served in the United States Marine Corps from 2003-2007 as an Infantry Machine Gun Squad Leader. During his enlistment he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom two times. After leaving the Corps David enrolled at the University of Maryland College Park, where he attained his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. David now serves as the Education and Outreach lead and the Western Maryland Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans. Drawing on his experience working with veterans and personal experience to educate the community and veterans on Veterans behavioral health. His duties include connecting fellow Veterans, family members, and community providers to appropriate resources both inside the federal VA system and in the community.