Boot Camp: An Introduction to Military History, Culture, and Customs
Fort McCoy, WI
1654 S 11th Avenue
Fort McCoy, WI 54656
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6PM-8PM
Friday, October 24, 2014, 8AM-7PM
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8AM-1PM
Background and Content
Professionals in various fields interact with military families on a regular basis and a working knowledge of military life is essential to relate to this population. To prepare professionals and paraprofessionals to serve military members, veterans, caregivers, and their families, CWLA in partnership with Boots on Ground Consulting, Inc., offers a Military Family Specialist Certificate for professionals and paraprofessionals. The certificate program includes a series of ten online and in-person courses. The first course in the series serves as a foundation for the other courses and is titled Boot Camp: An Introduction to Military History, Culture, and Customs. During this course, participants will interact with current and former service members and experience military life by staying on an active military post. To learn more about the Military Family Specialist Certificate program, please visit http://www.cwla.org/military-family/.
This training is designed for individuals who interact with service members, veterans, and their families. These individuals may include, but are not limited to, the following: mental health professionals, educators, medical personnel, and public safety officers.
While “Boot Camp” is the introductory course for the Military Family Specialist Certificate program, it can be taken as a “stand alone” course and is open to any individual with an interest in learning more about the history, culture, and customs of our military.
The following Boots on Ground Consulting, Inc. facilitators will conduct Boot Camp:
• Dr. Kimberly A. Kick, psychologist, Military Family Life Consultant
• Jolaina Falkenstein, Army veteran and current member of the Army Reserve, Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
• Myrna McNitt, LCSW, professor, Military Family Life Consultant
• Connie Schauer, Army veteran and current member of the Army Reserve, educator
• Jennifer Bantner, Army veteran and current member of the Army Reserve
Guest speakers include current and former service members, professionals who work with the military, and family members. These individuals will discuss the unique issues this population experiences.
Cost for Registration Fee
Individuals $550, Groups of 3 or more $500 each (discount code MFS-50)
Includes lodging for 2 nights, all meals on Friday, and breakfast Saturday morning.
15 CEUs are offered for the successful completion of Boot Camp.
The training is held at Fort McCoy, 1654 S. 11th Ave., Fort McCoy, WI 54656. Lodging and classroom instruction are at the Wisconsin Military Academy, 90 .S 10thAve., Fort McCoy. Students are required to bring their own towels and personal hygiene items.
Questions? Program contact: Dr. Kick, firstname.lastname@example.org; Registration contact: Julie Brite, email@example.com.