Substance Abuse and Employment of Homeless Veterans
Mary Huber, Wright State University, Department of Community Health-School of Medicine
Debbie Joseph, The TBI Network
Missy Jones, Wright University, Clinical Director, Consumer Advocacy Model
This presentation will focus on substance abuse. The presenters will begin by discussing the prevalence of unemployed homeless veterans and the co-occurrence of mental health issues including TBI, SUD, and PTSD. Next, strategies and techniques in working with employers and homeless veterans in helping them find and retain employment will be provided. In closing information about training and motivational techniques for administrators to use when supervising and motivating their employees to assist homeless veterans find employment will be offered.