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A News Release in January, 2016 highlights our project's important research. 

In the Summer of 2015, Joining Forces-UB team members presented at the XXXIVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Vienna, Austria.

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Dr. Lisa Butler presenting at the XXIV International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Vienna, Austria (July 2015)

Presentations inlududed:

  •  Joining forces: Developing a curriculum to train social work and nursing students to work with Veterans and military families (Lisa Butler, PhD, PI)
  • We don’t complain about the little things:” Focus group explorations of the views of Veterans and military family members on healthcare needs and gaps. (Brad Linn, PhD student)
  • Avoiding re-traumatization:  Utilizing a trauma-informed framework with Veterans and military family members (Katie McClain-Meeder, MSW)
  • Training rescued pets: For the Dog Tags Niagara program it’s a two way street (Tom Nochajski, PhD, Project Collaborator)
  • In the summer of 2014 we had the opportunity to talk with Vantage Point radio about the project.
  • A UB press release in July 2014 highlighted the Joining Forces-UB project and website launch.

Project Announcements

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Class picture of students in Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care, Spring 2015.

  • The course Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care was launched in the Spring of 2014 and taught again in Spring 2015. Students and instructors alike were very enthusiastic about the experience. 

Joining Forces–UB in the News!

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  • Joining Forces–UB was highlighted in the Fall 2013 Mosaics magazine (the project was then called the UB Partnership for Excellence in Veteran Care).  In February 2014, the article was published in the UB Reporter!
  • The project was also featured in the December issue of WNY Professional Nurses’ Association, District 1.
Joining Forces–UB

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