BattleMind Plus: Transitioning from Combat to Home
March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Berkshire AHEC in collaboration with the Brookfield Institute, is pleased to offer BattleMind Plus: Transitioning from Combat to Home, a AHEC Health Scholars’ session.
Kevin Lambert currently serves as the Program Development Administrator at NEADS, World Class Service Dogs. Mr. Lambert focuses primarily on the Service Dogs for Veterans programs. He serves as the first point of contact, interviews all potential Veteran clients, and works with Veterans throughout their time as NEADS clients. Mr. Lambert also assists with further developing existing programs and developing new programs for the organization.
Mr. Lambert served as the Director of Special Populations Programs and Services for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services from 2007 to 2015. Mr. Lambert assisted with the creation, implementation, and managed several community-based Peer Support programs for Veterans and their families. The programs focused in many areas to include Suicide Prevention, Housing First, Supportive Housing, Jail Diversion, and Re-entry from incarceration facilities across the Commonwealth.
Mr. Lambert served in the United States Army as an Infantryman From 2005-2008 and participated in over 600 combat patrols and missions as a light machine gunner in IRAQ from August 2005 through December 2006. Mr. Lamberts awards include the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. His unit was also awarded the Valorous Unit Award.
Mr. Lambert has an Associate in Science Human Services degree as well as a Certificate in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling from Northern Essex Community College.
BattleMind Resilience Training, the US Army’s mental health resilience training system, is a structured approach describing the impact of the deployment cycle on service members, the changes caused by military training and immersion in a combat setting, and the cultural challenges in the transition home. This training is tailored for medical personnel.
After attending the BattleMind training, attendee’s will have a better understanding of the psychological and social stressors endured by service members both during their training, deployment and upon returning home, which will enable them to have a deeper familiarity with the “military mindset.” Understanding the reintegration process of a returned service member is often difficult without understanding the transition they are making from “solider to civilian.” This training provides participants with the ability to understand many of the moods, behaviors, and actions of returning service members while also providing medical personnel with a deeper awareness of the implications for providing appropriate medical care for service members and their families.
Open to the Public, pre-registration is required, limited seats available.