Saint Leo will host the only social work conference in the nation dedicated solely to military social work.
As the approximately 2.6 million troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 continue to withdraw from war in the Middle East and return home, social work practitioners anticipate a burgeoning need for services to assist veterans with transitioning back to community life.
To provide an opportunity to explore the myriad issues related to the challenges these veterans will face, Saint Leo University’s Office of Veteran Student Services will host a Military and Veteran Social Work Conference, June 6-7, 2014 at the school’s University Campus in St. Leo, Fla. The theme of the conference is “Veterans in Transition.”
Dr. Jose Coll, director of Veteran Student Services and associate professor of social work at Saint Leo, is chair of the event. He says the conference is the only one of its kind in the United States – a conference dedicated solely to military social work – and this is only the second time it has been held.