The Military Family Research Institute, in partnership with the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indiana National Guard and the Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to present the Battlemind to Home Summit, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The event will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott East, located at 7202 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Battlemind to Home Summit brings together a variety of experts each year to inform and educate Indiana professionals on the critical issues facing military-connected families in Indiana’s communities. Our goal for this conference is to help reduce reintegration barriers for veterans, service members and military families. We work to educate attendees on the challenges military-connected families face, and also the opportunities and strengths they bring to our communities. This year the program will also focus on how veterans can be an essential part of their community.
MFRI uses a collaborative approach to plan and execute this event. With nationally recognized experts in all fields, Battlemind presents evidence-informed sessions that address many sensitive and cutting-edge topics. Past summit sessions have covered issues such as suicide, moral injury and community mobilization.
This year’s featured content will address:
- issues regarding legal needs and support;
- how to address physical and mental health concerns; and
- the tools needed to create a sense of community within civilian life for military personnel.
If there are specific topics you would like to see covered or speakers you would like to hear from within these tracks, please reach out to Christy Collette, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is closed at this time due to being at full capacity. To be notified about Battlemind to Home Summit 2019 programming and registration, complete this form.
Continuing Education Units
Thanks in advance for your patience with this new process. To receive CEUs you must create an account no later than Oct. 6, 2018 — three days before the event. If you fail to do so, you will not be eligible to receive CEUs for your attendance at Battlemind to Home Summit. If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact your VA point of contact, Rebecca Bewsey at Rebecca.email@example.com or 317-988-4218. Please view the instructions below, or in this PDF.
STEP 1: Create an account in TMS.
A. To access the TMS, you must use one of the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer (7.0 to 11.0)
- Mozilla Firefox (3.6.x.x and above)
- Safari on Mac (6.0 and above)
- Google Chrome (23.0.x.x and above)
B. Go to the TMS homepage (https://www.tms.va.gov/SecureAuth35/) and click Create New User to set up a profile. If you’ve previously created a TMS account, use your current credentials. If you have any questions about the information to be provided or experience difficulties creating a profile, contact the Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) at 1-855-673-4357.
C. Select Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and click Next
D. Select Conference Attendee (Those attending a VA-sponsored conference) and click Next
E. You must provide information related to MY ACCOUNT and MY JOB. All fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.
Note: The email address that you enter here will be used as your username to log into the system. Please ensure that the email address you use can be easily accessed.
Note: The VA and conference information is:
- VA Location: IND
- VA Point of Contact: Rebecca Bewsey
- VA POC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- VA POC Phone: 317-988-4218
- Conference ID: VA 4458939
- Conference Name: Battlemind to Home
- Conference Start Date 10/09/2018
- Conference Location: Indianapolis
- TMS Scheduled Offering # (enter the TMS Scheduled Offering ID)
Note: If there were any errors identified after selecting SUBMIT, you must fix those and then select SUBMIT again. Keep making corrections until you succeed.
F. Once any errors have been corrected, you should see the Congratulations At this point you should make note of your TMS Username (which will be the Email Address that you entered). Once you click “submit”, the following User ID message will display. Click Continue to proceed.
G. After 20 minutes have passed, please return to https://www.tms.va.gov/SecureAuth35/ and enter your Username and click Submit. TMS requires a double authentication to access. After you enter your Username and submit, you will need to get a passcode to access. The passcode will be mailed to the email address you provided above.
H. Once your Passcode arrives, enter it using your keyboard, or the on-screen number pad, and click SUBMIT.
I. You will be asked to select and provide answers to two security questions. These will be used if you need to reset your TMS password.
Note: After selecting your questions and entering your answers, select the SAVE button. At this point, you have now created your TMS User Profile
STEP 2: After the program ends, log into the TMS to verify and evaluate the education. You will have 30 DAYS from the end of the program to obtain your CEU certificate.
A. About ONE WEEK after the program, log into the TMS homepage. Sign in using your user ID identified in F (above). You will also need to do G & H again.
B. The education course you attended should be on the TO-DO LIST. Click the name.
C. Click on “COMPLETE SURVEY”, complete and submit it.
D. After the survey (evaluation) has been received, you will be taken to a new page. On this page click on the “MY HISTORY” tile.
E. Click on “VIEW ALL”. Hover the cursor over the program title click on “VIEW DETAILS” in the popup window that appears. DO NOT click on the “Print Certificate” here.
F. In the Completed Work Details screen, you should see a section named “ACCREDITATION DETAILS.”
G. Click the “Print Accredited Certificate” button next to your requested Accreditation (AACME, ANCC, etc.)
H. Your Accredited certificate should appear on the screen for you to save or print.
Join the conversation
|7:30 a.m.||Registration and resource tables
Coffee and Conversation
Brian Hancock, VAMC Director
Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
|8:40||Veterans Administration update|
|9:20||Plenary Keynote Speaker: Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Stube (Ret.)|
|10:15||Break and resource tables|
|10: 30||Breakout session I|
|12 p.m.||Lunch and resource tables|
|1:15||Breakout session II|
|2:15||Break and resource tables|
|2:30||INNG Rapid Needs Assessment Report|
|Agenda is subject to change|
Suicide gatekeeper training
Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR), three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis.
VA claims bring calm to veterans
This session will cover the benefits of working with professionals when veterans file VA claims. Participants can ask questions from multiple organizations who provide this service at no cost to veterans.
Engaging veterans as assets in your community
This session will focus on how Team RWB is enriching veterans around the country by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
The type of discharge a service member receives determines eligibility for VA benefits, directly impacting employment opportunities. Attendees will examine the types of discharges and the strategies for obtaining upgrades.
Veterans Treatment Court – a mock court session
This session will cover different aspects of the veterans treatment court model, including how the courts use mentoring, monitoring, and vocational resources to help veterans overcome the issues that have led to their involvement with the justice system. Guidelines regarding who may be eligible for veterans court will be reviewed, and the structure of the program will be covered
Increasing community awareness about veteran families and caregivers
Families and caregivers play a critical role in supporting veterans during and after their military service. This presentation will focus clinicians’ and community members’ attention on this underserved population, which often isn’t eligible for care at military or VA clinics.
Maximize the Influences of Veteran Treatment Court mentors
Mentors play a critical role in the success of participants in Veteran Treatment Courts. Attendees will hear from peer-to-peer and specialty mentors, while learning about best practices.
Counseling on access to lethal means for individuals in crisis
CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means is a workshop designed to assist providers in implementing strategies to help individuals at risk for suicide and their families reduce access to lethal means, particularly but not exclusively firearms.
Building blocks for energizing communities
Purdue Extension Community Development will discuss their efforts with asset based approaches to community development and building capacity in communities to help increase community engagement and collaboration.
Office of the Indiana Attorney General assistance for service members and their families
This presentation will educate attendees on the range of Attorney General services available to protect citizens from consumer fraud and identity theft. Other topics include how to be added to a do not call list, how to obtain a credit report and to activate a credit freeze.
VA Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives
How faith-based and community organizations can collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to support and service the needs of veterans and their families.
The ethics of representing clients with diminished capacity
This presentation will focus on the difficult ethical issues that arise when a lawyer’s client is disabled with various competency levels. In addition, the presentation will address confidentiality issues that emerge when lawyers experience stress or mental health problems from the practice of law.
Join our team
Help military and veteran families! Your sponsorship will help Indiana military and veteran families by supporting Battlemind attendees.
- Community mobilization scholarship ($85): With your help, providers unable to attend due to financial constraints will be able to participate in Battlemind. This sponsorship covers the cost of one attendee. Help provide critical training to those who work directly with military and veteran families, and equip service providers with current evidence-based information.
- Event programming ($100): Sponsor speakers, and help defray Battlemind costs with your donation.
- Spread the word ($100): Help us reach a wider audience with a contribution that will help Battlemind have a wider impact throughout Indiana.
- Information tables ($250): We make available a limited number of information tables for participants to visit during breakfast, lunch and breaks. Sponsorship includes registration for one table attendant and helps spread the word about your organization.
Sponsorships of $250 or more will include one registration.
Sponsorships include organizational recognition throughout the day. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available upon request. Thank you for your interest in supporting Battlemind to Home Summit. We look forward to your participation.
For more information, please contact Christy Collette at email@example.com.
Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Stube (Ret.), USA followed the family tradition of pursuing a career in the military. In 1988 he enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry, four years later he was selected for the Green Berets. He was trained as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant, 18D, where he was proficient in surgery, anesthesia, trauma management, pharmacology, minor dentistry and veterinary subjects.
Stube was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group, where he served on several tours of duty throughout the 1990s. In 2001, he became an instructor at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, where he spent four years teaching those who would one day save his life.
While serving in Combat Operations in the Global War on Terror, Stube was wounded in Afghanistan during Operation Medusa. Stube’s A-Team encountered overwhelming numbers of Taliban fighters in The Battle of Sperwan Ghar, which lasted over a week.
Stube’s wounds from a remotely detonated IED and enemy fire seemed fatal, but instead he survived to endure months of hospitalization and surgeries. Huge wounds to his abdomen, hip and pelvis eventually closed, his nearly severed leg was restored, and extensive full-thickness burns were grafted.
Stube has since retired with 23 years of service, to become the host of his own television show on NBC Sports, “Coming Home with Greg Stube.” Since the conclusion of the TV series, public speaking, consulting and charity work have made up the bulk of Stube’s life after the military, with a focus on youth training and development. He currently serves as a leadership presenter for the FBI and the FBI National Academy, in DC and Quantico.
Sgt. 1st Class Stube co-wrote “Conquer Anything“, a Special Forces book focuses on leadership. The book is designed to help each of us achieve the highest goals possible in our professional and private lives.
Justice Steven David has been a public servant for 35 years. He is the 106th Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court and is now the senior member on the court. Before being selected for the Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels, he was the Circuit Court Judge in Boone County for 16 years. There he presided over family, criminal, civil and juvenile cases.
His 28 years of active duty and reserve military service has included two post 9-11 deployments and three commands. He was a R.O.T.C. scholarship student and a Distinguished Military Graduate. He earned a RA Commission prior to attending law school. He received numerous medals and awards during his career, including the Defense Superior Service Award, the nation’s third highest non-combat award, a distinction he shares with people like Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. and Admiral Harry Harris.
His father served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. His grandfather served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. His son also served in the U.S. Army. He is a frequent writer, teacher and lecturer. In his spare time Justice David enjoys family and friends, marathons, triathlons and mud runs.