The Journey Home from War: Assisting Veterans and Communities to Heal
Thursday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pmFree
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112 + Google Map
Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.
Featured Speaker: Monica, Matthieu, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW, Assistant Professor, Social Work, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
Since World War I, families and communities have welcomed home their military heroes with parades and recognition. Today, veterans are returning home with a new challenge—to keep serving here at home. Saint Louis University social work professor, Monica Matthieu, explores how researchers and clinicians in the Department of Veterans Affairs are promoting access to health care, educating communities on mental health, trauma, and suicide prevention, and how her research collaboration with a national nonprofit organization, The Mission Continues, founded here in St. Louis, is engaging veterans in volunteering in communities all across America.
The Journey Home from War is being presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, World War I: Missouri and the Great War, on display at the Museum thru June 17, 2018.