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Friday, November 4th, 2022 (9:30am - 12:30pm - PST)
Green River College - Kent Campus at Kent Station (In-Person)
Virtual Attendance Via Zoom Option Available
*3 Professional Development CEU's Offered*
This workshop will review strategies, techniques, and resources to help decrease tobacco dependence and increase cessation efforts for veterans and military families in Washington State. Individuals with military or veteran status are known to have higher tobacco-use rates than the general population and more than a third of all active-duty smokers in the military start smoking after they enlist. Military members, veterans and their families have unique challenges and barriers to successfully quit tobacco-use, such as frequent moves, deployment, and behavioral health issues linked to active military duty. Through a trauma informed care lens, we will explore the role of smoking with post- traumatic stress, and other co-occurring mental health disorders, issues of health equity and social justice, community disparities, and factors affecting older veteran tobacco users. About 34 million American adults still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world.
Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.
Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time and a plan.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Use best practice guidelines and evidence-based tobacco intervention strategies with veteran clients
2. Explain the role of smoking and PTSD as well as other co-occurring mental health disorders
3. Explain why Tobacco use is a health disparity and social justice issue
4. Address challenges with older smokers
5. Know where to refer clients (veterans) for support
Patrick Graves, MA, LMHP, CTTS
Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton
Norilyn de la Pena, BS, CHES, CTTS
Public Health- Seattle & King County | Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention | Cannabis, Tobacco & Vaping Prevention Program
Cenora Akhidenor, Ph.D., CTTS
Strengthening Families | Prevention Initiative | Health Promotion Coordinator II | Tacoma/Pierce Health Department
Douglas W. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP, CPsychol
Board Certified in Clinical and Geriatric Psychology | Geropsychologist, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service | Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Paul Caseley, MA
Veteran Commercial Tobacco Cessation Program, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs | Program Manager
**Virtual Attendees will receive an email with the workshop Zoom link one week before, as well as a reminder.