Office of Rural Health
July 22, 2015 Webinar Announcement
"Overview of Women Warriors:
An American History, Past and Present”
Originally broadcast July 22, 2015
- To review the history of women warriors in the American military
- To explore the unique challenges faced by women warriors in America's military today
- To identify changes in women warriors that make adjustment difficult upon returning from a combat zone
- To discuss some options for helping women warriors in rural communities.
Chaplain Priscilla Mondt serves as Chief of Chaplain Service at Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she is responsible for a comprehensive spiritual care program. As a full career Army Veteran, including Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, Chaplain Mondt is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit. She is a visionary leader whose innovative approach to spiritual care, from personal care to technology, set a high standard for addressing the needs of Veteran patients and families. Chaplain Mondt is well-known throughout the US for speaking on women's military issues and is a recipient of the White House's Champions of Change award.
James Goalder, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and currently works as the Coordinator of the Rural Clergy Training Program (RCTP). He worked as a clinical psychologist at the VA Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia for 20 years, retiring in 2010. While there, his clinical care emphasized work with dually diagnosed combat Veterans and those with sequelae from both combat and sexual trauma.
Special thanks to artist Lulu Pelletier for the use of her sketch "Not All War Wounds Are Visible..."
and to LifeTouch, Inc. for their support of this project.