New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Military Culture

  • November 22, 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Riverbend Community Health Health Center, 105 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301
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A 3 hour training event with Amy Cook, Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I, & CH Steve Veinotte

November 22, 2019

Hosted by:  Riverbend Community Mental Health Center

105 Loudon Road, Building 3, Concord NH 03301

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

PRESENTATION:  This 3-hour training will examine general military culture, distinguish between the various branches and components of the military, including the role and mission of the NH National Guard and Reserve Force, as well as understand the differences between types and frequency of deployments. Participants will: increase understanding of the military and veteran population and culture; gain an increased understanding of the strengths, values, and unique qualities that veterans, military families, and service members possess; be able to list at least 2 specific challenges this population encounters while serving, upon returning from deployment; and after discharge; name at least one strategy that may assist providers that are treating this population.

PRESENTERS:   Amy Cook is the Administrator for the New Hampshire Bureau of Community Based Military Programs at the Department of Health & Human Services where she is responsible for coordinating statewide strategies for government agencies, federal partners and local service providers to benefit NH service members, veterans and their families.  Amy spent the majority of her 20+ year professional career in the fields of Developmental Services and workforce development, gaining unparalleled experience in person-centered planning, Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services Waiver Programs, self-directed services, and pre-employment transition services while also establishing herself as a respected program innovator and big-picture thinker. Professionally trained to facilitate groups and processes, she now enjoys using her talents and skills to create an environment of cooperation & collaboration in which innovation and effective braiding of resources can take place in New Hampshire in order to enhance the lives of those who have served. 

Susan Brown LCMHC, MLADC, EMT-I (Ret) has worked in the behavioral health field for close to 30 years and has worked in a variety of settings.  She brings a unique skill set, passion, and understanding to this presentation. She was the Director of Psychological Health for the NH National Guard for 6 years and acted as the Statewide Military Liaison to the Community Mental Health Centers for 2 years. She is currently a behavioral health and substance use clinician at Veteran & First Responder Healthcare in Manchester, NH.  She is honored to be working in a setting where she has the privilege of treating currently serving military members, veterans, and first responders.  

CH Steve Veinotte has served with the New Hampshire Amy National Guard since 2003, and currently serves as the full-time Support Chaplain.  His duties include performing religious services, providing pastoral counseling and working with families of soldiers.  He has provided training to hundreds of military families in the form of weekend retreats focusing on communication skills and functioning as a team.  He intervenes on a regular basis with service members and their families in crisis, to include situations involving suicidal ideation, substance abuse, homelessness and a host of behavioral health issues.

Supported by the Generosity of

The Mascoma Bank Foundation ( and the

Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (

Registration:   Free.  The registration information contact is:  603-225-7060,  Riverbend Employees register through your internal registration system.  

3 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 3, 4 , 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  13, 15, 18
CRSW Performance Domains:  2, 3, 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program). 


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