In episode 6, we discuss the unique challenges in the veteran community and how we can tackle suicide prevention, moving from military to civilian life, and pursuing a college degree post-military in a person-centered way.
This month's podcast host in Ann Garton, Director of the Institute for Person-Centered Care at St. Ambrose University.
𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Shane Kern, Veterans Affairs Outreach Program Specialist
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: Shane is a Quad Cities native and UTHS alum. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy, completing a Mediterranean cruise in 2001 and a WestPac cruise in 2003. In 2017, Shane joined the Department of Veteran Affairs and is currently an Outreach Program Specialist. In his spare time, you will find Shane staying busy with his wife and three children who are very active in their school marching bands and Show Choir. They also love the outdoors - whether it be fishing, bike riding, going for a walk, or spending time in the hosta garden, with over 40 different varieties!
𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Caitilin Harbecke, LISW, Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Outreach & Education Specialist
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: Caiti is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has worked with a variety of different populations, including children, individuals with disabilities, and older adults. She graduated from Augustana College with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She completed her education with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Iowa. Caiti has served as a member of the Iowa City VA Health Care System’s comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program for over five years. She began as a crisis intervention therapist assisting and supporting veterans who were identified as being at acute risk for suicide. She now focuses on outreach and education to provide support and educate community partners across Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois on suicide prevention and the VA’s efforts to provide a more public health approach to reducing veteran suicide.
𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Natalie Woodhurst, Coordinator of Veterans & Recruitment Services at St. Ambrose University
𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙪𝙨!
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CDC - www.cdc.gov/
WHO - www.who.int/
Rock Island Co. Health Dept. - richd.org/
Scott Co. Health Dept. - www.scottcountyiowa.com/health
Illinois Dept. of Public Health - www.dph.illinois.gov/
Iowa Dept. of Public Health - idph.iowa.gov/
Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition - togetherqc.com
**𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐏𝐎𝐃𝐂𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐖𝐀𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐆𝐇 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐇𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐓𝐇 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄𝐓𝐘 𝐎𝐅 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐏𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐅𝐎𝐋𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐃 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐓𝐇 𝐆𝐔𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐒.**
St. Ambrose University is located in Davenport, Iowa, USA