CAPS is participating as one of the presenting units along with Office of Disability Serives, Veterans Programs, Outreach and World Campus advisors, Financial Aid and Admissions in a system-wide live training using Adobe Connect as a way to provide an interactive workshop about Best Practices in the Recruitment and Retention of Veteran Students . The 5 session workshops will be conducted over a month long period and are open to all the campuses of Penn State. HRDC is assisting with technology practice sessions and providing a technology facilitator for sessions.
The Goal and Learning Objectives for the session about Disability and Psychological Support Services for Veteran Students (which CAPS and ODS are presenting) are:
Goal: To enable faculty and staff to recognize and respond to the needs of veteran students with physical and psychological issues and/or disabilities and to provide awareness of University and community resources and services.
Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the common challenges facing veteran students who are transitioning from military experiences to civilian and academic life.
- Recognize some common signs of veteran students in distress or experiencing a disability.
- Identify university and community services and resources for referral and learn effective ways to make a referral.
This session will be offered on July 28, 2011 from 1:30-3.