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Reflections on "The Invisible War" Military Sexual Trauma

November 6, 2013
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Campus Center Event Room

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.; program begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.   

"Military sexual trauma” or MST is the term used by the Department of Veterans Affairs
to refer to experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening acts of sexual harassment.
MST can be defined as psychological trauma resulting from physical assault of a sexual nature or
sexual harassment which occurred while the Veteran was serving on active duty.

Join us for a viewing of the film The Invisible War and interactive panel discussion on Military Sexual Trauma.

  • Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of Rape Trauma Syndrome and PTSD
  • Identify the role of the healthcare provider in threating the MST survivor
  • Identify community resources to support MST survivors


Audience: Veterans, Social Workers, Nurses, Interested Community Members, Stockton College Students
CE Approvals:
This program is offered for 2.75 Nursing Credit Hours
This program is offered for 2.75 CEs for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselor
and Marriage & Family Therapists.
Ultra Credits are available for Stockton Students.

Cost: $35.00 (includes light dinner)
Early Bird: $30.00 until October 21, 2013 (use coupon code IWEB)
Stockton Students: $12.00 (use coupon code STUDENT)

Conference Description:
Military Sexual Trauma (MST) has been in the news, Congress is considering legislation
to increase penalties for offenders and increase support for victims, victims are sharing
their stories; and the military is responding. Providers may encounter more victims in
their practice.
The film, The Invisible War focuses on several powerful stories of sexual assault victims
within the military, now known as military sexual assault (MST)
“Military Sexual Trauma” or MST is the term used by the Department of Veterans
Affairs to refer to experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening acts of
sexual harassment, as experienced by both service women and men.
MST can be defined as psychological trauma resulting from physical assault of a
sexual nature or sexual harassment which occurred while the Veteran was serving
on active duty.
Many of these survivors are now Veterans who have either never sought treatment or
did not receive adequate treatment and support while in the military. As Veterans return
home, more frequently healthcare providers will encounter Veterans in their practice.
This conference will examine the impact of MST and identify strategies for providers and
clinicians within our communities to identify and present strategies to therapeutically
respond to and support MST survivors. A multi-disciplinary panel will engage in an
interactive dialogue to discuss the impact of MST and supportive strategies for survivors.

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Panelists:
Kristin Ryan Morell, LCSW
– Military Sexual Trauma Therapist, Vet Center,
Ventnor, NJ
Diana Pitman, RN, VSO – Director, Cumberland County Veterans’
Affairs & Internment
Carole-Rae Reed, PhD, RN-APRN – Assistant Professor of Nursing,
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Andrew Savicky, PhD – Clinical Psychologist Wing Director of Psychological
Health, Lt. Col. (retired) NJ Air National Guard

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is an approved provider of social work continuing studies education credits.

This continuing nursing education activity will be provided by The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.