DSW Candidate – Susanne Binford, LCSW 4:00 PM – 5:15PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Military Sexual Trauma: The VA Screening Process

DSW Candidate – Susanne Binford

Monday, April 22, 2024

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Military Sexual Trauma: The VA Screening Process

Military sexual trauma has garnered more attention in the last few decades since the Tailhook scandal in 1991. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have developed policies and procedures to more adequately address the problem. In 1999, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a mandate to conduct an assessment for military sexual trauma for every veteran who enters their care.
This presentation will examine the VA’s process through the theoretical frameworks of institutional betrayal theory and feminist theory with a review of the current literature. There will be an exploration of the complexities of military sexual trauma and whether there is a benefit for the VA to use a different method for its assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Defining military sexual trauma
  2. Applying theoretical frameworks: institutional betrayal theory and feminist theory
  3. Evaluating the screening process at the VA

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.

Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.