Ever needed to brush up some certain skill sets but didn’t have the access to the courses? It is especially hard for certain people that do not have the time much less the access. This is where PsychArmor can bridge that gap. I have taken a few at this point and still working on taking more of the courses offered. No time constraints, no fees, no babysitters, just you and a few minutes by yourself. Hey, I managed to take most while just sitting in my recliner watching Dusty do one of his daily activities or reading the newspaper. I plugged in a set of headphones, put one of them in my ear so I had the other ear open to hear Dusty.

Some of these you may already feel like you know most of what it is to know, then others may find a few things they were unaware of.

Caregivers to Healthcare Professionals, they are all designed to help. Check it out and see, it is free. Register online and take a course on your own time.

 

WHO THEY ARE

PsychArmor Institute is a nonprofit that provides FREE EDUCATION and support for all Americans to engage effectively with the military community.

PsychArmor is the only national institute of its kind, dedicated to bridging the military-civilian divide through FREE ONLINE EDUCATION. Additionally, PsychArmor provides a Support Center staffed with mental health experts that are ready to support you.

WHAT THEY DO

PsychArmor recruits nationally recognized subject matter experts to create and deliver online courses about issues relevant to the military and veteran communities. Our self-paced courses are delivered within nine schools geared toward military culture, healthcare providers, employers, k-12 educators, higher education, volunteers, caregivers and families, transitioning service members, and communities serving veterans. We provide critical resources to all Americans who work with, live with, and care about Veterans.

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11199 Sorrento Valley Rd
Ste. 203, San Diego, CA 92121
858-755-3006
info@psycharmor.org501 (c)(3) Nonprofit #46-5124059

This is the cornerstone course for PsychArmor and was created to educate anyone who works with, lives with, or cares for our military Veterans. PsychArmor asked hundreds of Veterans what they wanted civilians, employers, educators, health care providers, and therapists to know about them. These comments were used to create the topics of this course including 5 Questions You Should Always Ask Veterans, 1 Question You Should Never Ask Veterans, and 15 Facts that promote greater understanding of our Veterans.

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ABC’s of Respite: Advantages of Respite Care at Home

This course provides an overview of the Respite services available to caregivers and families and explains the advantages of using in-home respite for both the caregiver and care recipient.
Created in partnership with Southern Caregiver Resource Center & Easter Seals.
To access the Tips & Takeaways worksheet, click here.

 

ABC’s of Respite: Caregiver Support

This course provides an overview of the Respite services available to caregivers and families and explains some ways a caregiver can ask for and receive support from others.
Created in partnership with Southern Caregiver Resource Center & Easter Seals.

Stress First Aid: 01 Caring for Veterans Introduction

This course discusses the various stressors caregivers are presented with on a daily basis and how to cope. Dr. Patricia Watson of the National Center for PTSD presents tools for self-care and coping by highlighting five core essential elements. These elements support recovery from trauma, loss, and adversity. This introductory course specifically reviews the stress continuum model. We hope this course will aid the great resilience our caregivers demonstrate constantly as they tirelessly attend to both the visible and invisible wounds of our American heroes.

Stress First Aid: 02 Self-Care for Caregivers

This course discusses the various stressors caregivers are presented with on a daily basis and details the importance of self-care. Dr. Patricia Watson of the National Center for PTSD presents tools and coping mechanisms caregivers can use by highlighting five core essential elements. This lesson talks about the ways caregivers can create “cover” or a safe space. We hope this course will aid the great resilience our caregivers demonstrate constantly as they tirelessly attend to both the visible and invisible wounds of our American heroes.

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