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The goal of the Mid-Atlantic MIRECC's Education component is to develop educational materials and experiences that positively impact the mental health of OEF/OIF/ OND Veterans and their families. Target audiences for our projects include Veterans, families and friends, clergy, community members, health care trainees, and health care providers (VA and non-VA) both within VISN 6 and nationally. Methods of delivery include live presentations, print materials, recordings, and the web. An important aspect of our role is translation of challenging research concepts for multiple audiences in order to bridge the gap between research and clinical care.

Briefings  We publish an electronic newsletter quarterly to inform all of our target audiences about what we are doing.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an area of particular emphasis for us. Prompt identification and appropriate treatment of this condition in combat Veterans is the goal.  Veteran/Family handout  l  Provider handout  l  View all

 *new* A Brochure approved by the VHE Subcouncil last Dec 2020: Moral Injury

 *new* A Product from the VA TBI Special Committee:Reference Guide for Accessing Mental Health Care Services for Patients with TBI updated-June 2018

Readjustment Challenges - Members of the military are deeply affected by their war experiences. Adjustment difficulties are common. These are normal reactions to abnormal experiences. These materials cover some of the issues that are common following deployment.
*updated* Self-Help Workbook for Insomnia V2  Anger  l  Safe Driving  l  View All
Developing a Theological Response for Returning Combat Veterans

Teaching Tools & Tips - Another area of interest for us is development of new materials and approaches for presentation of complex information, such as functional anatomy of the brain. View All

Robin A. Hurley, MD, FANPA
Associate Director, Education
ACOS/Research & Academic Affairs
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center
Professor, Psychiatry & Radiology
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wilfredo López-Ojeda, PhD, MS, RT(R), ARRT
Assistant Director, Education
Research Health Scientist
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Leonard DeShield
Communications Specialist
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center

Mary Peoples
Program Support, Education
W.G. "Bill" Hefner VA Medical Center