VNC to host program for veterans’ care

Victory Noll Center is presenting the program "Care Providers for Veterans and Families Training" on March 15, offering skills training to those who interact with veterans and their unique needs.

The program runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 15. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

It is designed for social service providers, pastors, spouses, parents, family members or any care provider.

Facilitator Paula J. Caplan, a clinical and research psychologist, will lead the workshop to provide a better understanding of the emotional, mental and physical needs of veterans.

"We are a war-illiterate nation," she says. "And our ignorance can be obvious when civilians say to veterans: ‘Thank you for your service.' That simple phrase might seem like the best thing to say - it strikes us as easy, respectful and appreciative - but some veterans find the thank you disturbing, even if they realize that the speaker has good intentions."

Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

There is a cost and includes lunch. Registration is requested by March 8.

For more information about Victory Noll Center or to register for the program, call 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the center by email at victorynollcen ter@olvm.org.

More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away from a program because of inability to pay. Payment plans or other arrangements may be made by contacting the center.