The Battle Forged, Business Ready course discusses the invisible wounds of war that affect Veterans. Lessons in this course cover Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury, Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and Depression. The knowledge and resources presented in these lessons can help with addressing these issues in the workplace with both Veteran and civilian employees.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects more than 50% of Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Employment is very therapeutic, which makes the Veteran employer directly involved in the recovery process. This course contains three lessons: What is PTSD?, which gives an overview of the disorder, How PTSD Presents at Work, which discusses the symptoms, myths, and facts of PTSD, and Helping a Veteran with PTSD Succeed, which demonstates proven strategies, accommodation plans, and resources available to support Veteran employees and ensure their success within the organization.