Join the following webinar hosted by Dr. Stanley McCracken, Ph.D., LCSW.
“Most scholarship on aging is based on cohorts…[who] have had significant experience with war. Wartime experiences may therefore be critical but largely hidden variables underlying current scientific knowledge of aging.”* War affects those who have served in the military, their families, and people living in conflict zones who were affected by war. This workshop will address the lasting impact of military service and the risks of war. Some of the topics to be addressed include exposure to violence and killing, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), late onset stress symptomatology (LOSS), traumatic loss, suicide, and moral injury, a term used to describe a syndrome of shame, self-handicapping, anger, and demoralization that occurs when deeply
held beliefs and expectations about moral and ethical conduct are transgressed or violated. This workshop will introduce participants to the differences between past and current warfare, military ethos, and the risks of warfare as well as questions to assess military history and experience.