Americanism staff is in Salt Lake City representing The American Legion at the Boy Scouts of America national meetings. The American Legion is a member of the Community Relations Task Force, which focuses on the development and growth of Scout units that are chartered by such organizations as The American Legion, Lions Club, Rotary International and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
National Legion College gets under way in Indianapolis today. The National Legion College prepares Legionnaires for leadership positions in posts, districts, counties and departments through education, development and motivation. The curriculum challenges student leaders to think critically and creatively about issues confronting the Legion.
Today, students will hear from Legion College Chancellor Butch Miller and national staff about the week-long course.
Jacob Gadd, the Legion’s deputy director of health care, and Warren Goldstein, assistant director for TBI and PTSD programs, are meeting with Dr. Sonja Batten, Ph.D., deputy chief consultant for specialty mental health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, to learn how Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatments and therapies are being used throughout the VA health-care system.
Derrick Redd, national field service representative in the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, is attending a briefing on Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs), a new nursing initiative by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Warren Goldstein, assistant director for TBI and PTSD programs in the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, is meeting with Tom Kavanaugh, an expert in mind-mapping techniques and neuro-linguistic programming, in Ellicott City, Md., to learn more about the RELEASE method protocol for releasing the effects and symptoms of PTSD. The acronym “RELEASE” stands for “release emotion, lessen exhaustion, stimulate energy.”
Jacob Gadd, deputy director of health care for the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, is attending a meeting with Veterans Health Administration officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office in Washington.