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Supporting Veterans: Using Role-Plays with Virtual Humans to Build Military Cultural Competency and Helping Behaviors in Faculty and Staff

Presenter(s): 

Glenn Albright, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York

Veterans enter the classroom with valuable life and leadership experience; however, transitioning to student life represents unique challenges. Student veterans may bring to campus the negative aftereffects of their combat experiences in the form of Post-Traumatic Stress, substance abuse, depression, and thoughts of suicide. This study examines the impact of a new and innovative virtual role-play simulation where faculty and staff gain understanding the unique value veterans bring to campus, the obstacles they face in their pursuit of a college degree, effective tactics for helping those in distress.

Session: 
4
Time: 
13:30 - 14:20
Room: 
14
Track: 
Military/Veteran Student College Initiatives