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On-Line Training Information

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Providing on-line training courses has been a goal from the beginning of the CareForTheTroops organization. At this time, we are pleased to have found the Training Offerings shown on this web page. From time-to-time we will add other courses.

We feel the Training Courses provided by Alliant University's Continuing Education Department offers the breadth and depth that we have aspired to provide. They offer a complete Certificate Program in Post-Combat Behavioral Health (for a fee), yet they also provide four(4) very in-depth, free introductory courses that align with the four(4) tracks of their full Certificate Program; 1)Combat Operational Stress & PTSD, 2)Concussive Injuries and TBI, 3)Military Culture, and 4)Vets Benefits. They are excellent and quite detailed despite being for free. We encourage you to take advantage of Alliant's full Certificate Program.

These on-line training offerings are reflected on the CareForTheTroops Therapist Enrollment Form that is part of our therapist's enrollment process. This process gets a clinician included in the CareForTheTroops referral database. We encourage all therapists interested in working with Military Families to enroll.

  •  Click Here icon   To access and view the Alliant Online Learning Portal for Post-Combat Behavioral Health

  •  Click Here icon   To access and view a description of how the Alliant Continuing Education Program works

  •  Click Here icon   To access and view the complete list of courses in the Alliant Post-Combat Certificate Program

  •  Click Here icon   To access and view the four(4) free Introductory Courses - though “introductory” courses, they are quite in-depth

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“PTSD 101” On-Line Training

This section contains on-line training courses currently available from the Veterans Administration's National Center for PTSD. They are provided to help clinicians and researchers with assessment and treatment. They are based on the latest research, much of which is conducted by the National Center's staff.

The VA's National Center for PTSD is the Center of Excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. Although they provide no direct clinical care, their purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans. They conduct cutting edge research and apply resultant findings to advance the science and promote understanding of traumatic stress.

Each course is in PowerPoint format with accompanying audio narration by the instructor. A transcript of each course is also available. If continuing education credits arranged by the VA (not by CareForTheTroops) are currently available for a course, it will be indicated on the course brochure with CE details specified on the National Center website CLICK FOR MORE CEU INFO. Each Course Module includes:

  • A brief description, goals, and objectives for the course
  • The instructor's bio-sketch
  • The Flash module or Powerpoint with audio and transcript

NOTE: A special feature, “Iraq Never Leaves Us”, is also available for your viewing. This is not a course, but a personal account of a service member's combat experiences in Iraq.

      To access a VA course, please select from course list below.

Background and Assessment

These courses offer an overview of PTSD and related issues.


These courses provide a variety of theories, and tools to use in the treatment of combat stress/trauma and PTSD as well as an introduction to the VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines.

Specific Trauma

These courses offer perspectives and treatment implications with diverse trauma populations.

Special Populations

These courses address trauma treatment in terms of topics such as medical issues, psychopharmacology, and related topics.

General Healthcare

This course addresses issues related to resilience and recovery.

Treating the Invisible Wounds of War - Free Training from the Army's Behavioral Health Initiative

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The Citizen Soldier Support Program, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has developed several courses to familiarize health professionals with The Invisible Wounds of War and the unique mental health needs associated with service in the Armed Forces. 

In mid-2012 the CSSP have added New Online Course: Military Family Issues. Here's a brief description: Do you understand the issues military Families face throughout the deployment cycle of a loved one? Throughout the span of a deployment Family members take on new roles and responsibilities to maintain the homefront while the Service member is away. They may feel anxiety about their loved one, frustration surrounding communication, and/or anger towards the Service member for choosing to deploy again. Life changes for the military Family the second a loved one receives their deployment assignment.

This online course is part of the Treating the Invisible Wounds of War series from the Citizen Soldier Support Program. It will address common issues of military Families and provide resources to support military Families and maximize their resiliency. Click here to access the course.

Note that this on line training from CSSP is arranged in coordination with The Army OneSource Behavioral Health Initiative. It is an awareness campaign initiated on behalf of the Service Members and their Families.

They are informing and educating health providers about this public health issue to increase the country’s capacity to address the growing demand for behavioral health assistance among our Service Members and their Families.

Today, civilian Service Members – the reservists and National Guard – make up about half of our active duty Armed Forces. When they return home, they often don’t have the infrastructure and support that is provided to Veterans living on Military bases. About a third of our Veterans live in rural areas where there are no VA facilities nearby.

Our Service Members and their Families answered the call. Now we’re asking you to do the same by helping us link Veterans and their Families to behavioral health services they so desperately need.

They are asking health professionals and, in particular, those involved in behavioral health to join us in supporting our Military and their Families by becoming more aware of their unique needs.

The Citizen Soldier Support Program, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has developed several courses to familiarize health professionals with The Invisible Wounds of War and the unique mental health needs associated with service in the Armed Forces.

This training may count toward continuing education (CE) requirements, depending on the health profession, state, and other specific factors. More information can be provided to you by our CE program specialists as needed.

Visit the Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign website or go to: .                    

Set up a new account. Click into New Users, when prompted for the Army OneSource Referral Code enter:         AOSJS1

The course is Free for the first 4000 clinicians.

Cover of one of the America's Best SeriesThe Americas Best Series by Pam Woll

Here are some FREE resources helpful to working with veterans. These were written by Pam Woll (not CareForTheTroops) written for and published by Give an Hour and National Organization on Disability. The materials are useful for employers and educators on working with service members and veterans, with and without disabilities. The series is called the "America's Best" series and Pam's website is

You can also get more information and download all five documents on this website. Click Here