Action, Hope, and Transformation with Veterans in the U.S


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9 am AEDT, 30 October 2020- Webinar

Mark Mitchell will lead a panel with four veterans will share their personal & professional experience on finding & creating action, hope, & transformation in the Los Angeles area of the United States.


This webinar has been endorsed as ATDP CPD. To qualify for the CPD points advocates must attend the live session and complete the follow-up CPD Feedback form.


Panel : Mark Mitchell, Tess Barragan Banko, Nathan Graeser Val Reyes, Jim Zenner

Mark Mitchell is a coach, trainer, & psychotherapist for over 35 years. He is co-chair of the behavioral health team of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative. He is also adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University in Addiction Studies & teaches family therapy at California State University at Dominguez Hills. His areas of interest with veterans are transition, identity, moral repair & resilency, post-traumatic growth, & ritual.

Tess Barragan Banko MSW, MPH is a Marine Corp veteran, widow of a combat Marine, & the Executive Director of UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center in Los Angeles.

Nathan Graeser MDiv, LCSW, a Chaplain with the California Army National Guard, Director of Veteran Initiatives & a Family Peer Navigator Trainer for the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center.

Val Reyes LCSW ex-combat Army Officer & the 1st social worker to enter the Afghanistan conflict. He also co-founded the Military Social Work program at the University of Southern California & works as a social worker with the Veteran Administration.

Jim Zenner LCSW a combat veteran & the Program Manager for the Veteran Peer Access Network for the Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health.