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The Military Human study day: Understanding Military Culture and Transition - 3 May 2023

Military Human transition



Part of The Military Human CPD Series created by York St John University, the study day acknowledges that the combat experience of veterans may be very difficult to comprehend for some, so adopts a unique person centred ‘military human’ experience approach to understanding military culture, ethos, values, sense of belonging and transition to civilian life. By applying recognised frameworks, theories and research such as Maslow’s (1943) Hierarchy of Needs, Erikson’s (1950) Theory of Psychosocial Development, Adler’s (1975) The Transitional Experience & Cooper et al (2016) Transition from Military to Civilian Life and following a timeline approach that follows a new recruit through their military career, it is possible to successfully explore the military to civilian life journey.



Detailed Description

Wednesday 3 May 2023

10.00 am - 3.00 pm Room HG/147, York St John University 

Course Outline:

Part of The Military Human CPD Series created by York St John University. 

A timeline following a new recruit through the personal human journey is utilised, comparing ‘similarities’ and ‘differences’ between military and civilian life, the possible challenges of psychological, physical and emotional transition for some service leavers and their families, and issues around help seeking and stigma. 

What will I learn? 

This study day will give you an in-depth understanding into the needs of this client group, provide you with a range of resources, and a tool kit to make your work with the Armed Forces Community (6.2 million of the UK population (Royal British Legion, 2014)) more effective and efficient by harnessing the wide range of free to access support services available. 

  • You will be able to identify who this client group are. 
  • You will have in-depth understanding of military culture and how this may impact on accessing services. 
  • You will learn about the increasing legislation surrounding this client group. 
  • Take away a pack of resources of support services and funding available for veterans and their families 

Who should attend? 

The study day is appropriate for anyone (first point of contact/practitioners/service providers) who come into contact with members of the public, carry out assessments, interviews, face to face engagement, provides interventions or treatment options and who wants to access resources to give their clients/patients/service users/customers a better service or access priority healthcare treatment under the Armed Forces Covenant.

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