2016 At Ease Luncheon
Chris Linford Headlines the 2016 At Ease USA Luncheon
At Ease USA will host its annual fundraising luncheon at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Monday, May 16, 2016. Two highly respected individuals will take center stage. Fr. Daniel Hendrickson will receive the 2016 Founder’s Award on behalf of Creighton University. Creighton University, in partnership with At Ease USA, recently completed the first phase of nationally recognized clinical trials testing a promising new therapeutic intervention called Attention Bias Modification Treatment.
Additionally, Chris Linford, BScN, CD, (LTC retired) will serve as the keynote speaker. Mr. Linford served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Trauma Nurse and Health Care Commander for 33 years completing many domestic and operational deployments including the Gulf War in 1991, Rwanda in 1994, and Afghanistan from 2009-2010. He was originally diagnosed with PTSD in 2004 almost ten years post Rwanda. Upon returning to good health, he continued his career and went on to Command combat medical units and deployed to Afghanistan as the Executive Officer to the Combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar. It was during this deployment his PTSD returned with a vengeance but this time he would reach out for help much sooner. During this healing time he finally discovered the incredible impact his injury inflicted upon his family. From these ashes he published a book on their journey, “Warrior Rising” and he has spoken publicly of how he and his wife Kathryn were able to pay forward their new and sustained good health and happiness.
Katie Weitz will serve as the 2016 Honorary Chair of the event which will begin at 11:45 am. Sponsorships and individual reservations may be purchased online. For questions, please contact Beth Kramer at email@example.com.
May 16, 2016
455 N. 10th Street - Omaha, NE
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
At Ease USA to Participate in Omaha Gives! Campaign
Omaha Gives! is a one-day online fundraising event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation and held on May 25 to raise support for nonprofits in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. It is a community-wide event to show off the area's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Mark your calendar and support At Ease USA on May 25!
At Ease USA Partners with the Women’s Center for Advancement
Approximately 71% of female military personnel develop PTSD due to sexual assault within the ranks. To address this issue, AEU has partnered with the WCA’s Healing Warriors program to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are connected to the military.
Since 2013 the WCA has provided specialized service to veterans and their families. Healing Warriors will continue to assist with safety planning, individualized case management, pro bono legal services, therapy, peer support groups and self-sufficiency to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are active military, veterans or connected to the military. Military clients may work with a therapist to help with anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Healing Warriors will also specialize in assisting military clients in navigating VA services and veteran-specific community resources. Active duty and retired service members, as well as their family members, are eligible for these services, all of which are free of charge.
The expanded services now available through the Healing Warriors programs will strive to provide behavioral health treatment and services within the program. This project will implement innovative therapies, expand peer support groups and provide staff training on principle treatment models.