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From the War Zone to the Home Front

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Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

From the War Zone to the Home Front

  • Time to Complete: 32 1-hour trainings
  • Credits: APA, ACCME, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: From the War Zone to the Home Front

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From the War Zone to the Home Front


This collaboration between the Home Base Program and the National Center for PTSD spans three years (2012-2014) and offers 32 hour-long sessions led by renowned clinician-researchers in the field. From the War Zone to the Home Front includes a comprehensive look at challenges facing returning Veterans and their families.

The series includes a focus on PTSD diagnostic criteria, common co-occurring conditions (e.g., traumatic brain injury, substance use disorder, pain), evidence-based treatment options, and family-focused interventions and support. Three case consultation trainings present the development of an evidence-based treatment plan for complex cases.

On-demand sessions are free and intended for health professionals, social workers, clergy, and other first responders. Each presentation can be viewed independently for credit.

Goals and Objectives

  • Recognize the challenges and integration issues faced by returning Veterans and their families.
  • Identify the key diagnostic features of PTSD and TBI.
  • Review demographic, diagnostic, and risk factors for military sexual trauma (MST), suicide, aggression, and substance use disorder (SUD) in Veterans.
  • Review evidence-based treatment strategies for PTSD and co-occurring conditions, including chronic pain.
  • Describe pros and cons of mental health mobile apps as well as complementary and alternative approaches.

The Home Base courses are maintained on the MA General Hospital, Psychiatry Academy website.

Get help for PTSD

If you need help right away:


PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health