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The Culture of Military Service -Increasing Caregiver Comfort and Competence

June 12, 2015

Littleton, NH - Littleton Regional Healthcare will host Serving those who Served - The Culture of Military Service - Increasing Caregiver Comfort and Competence, on Monday, June 15th at 4 - 5 pm in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3 at LRH, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561. This program provides a framework for basic cultural competence that will enhance both the caregiver and the patient's health care encounter. Feedback for this program has been overwhelmingly positive, with providers attesting to their increased confidence and insight in bridging the gap with their military patients through better connection and open dialogue. This session is intended to help improve the capacity of caregivers and providers to deliver culturally competent care to service members, veterans, and their families.

Nicole L Sawyer, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in Exeter, NH. She has been in private practice since 2009 and works primarily with survivors of trauma, specifically combat veterans, law enforcement, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and survivors of domestic violence. Dr. Sawyer has worked in several clinical settings. In 2012 she was invited to testify before Congress in Washington, DC, regarding the crises in the VA mental health system. She is a member of the NH Commission on PTSD & TBI and co-chair of that Commission's Military Education & Awareness subcommittee.

Nicholas Tolentino is a combat Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He served 14 years in the United States Navy as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman and will be speaking for a little bit about his first-hand experiences in accessing services.

Please RSVP by email hbowser@lrhcares.org or phone 603-444-9576.

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