Thank you for another successful year!  We hope that you enjoyed yourself at the 2013 Western Regional Tapestry Conference!

Slippery Rock University will be issuing your CEU’s.  You should expect those in the mail over the next few weeks.  You will also receive a certificate for attending the conference via email from The Bair Foundation within the next 2 weeks.  

We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Friday, October 25 • 10:20am - 11:50am
Limited Capacity seats available

The presentation will consist of a review of social issues facing military families during deployment and upon returning home. 

Dr. Niebauer, VA Clinical Psychologist, and Mr. Cress, VA Clinical Social Worker will give a clinical presentation of mental health issues that are prominent with returning combat Veterans, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and suicide risks. 

The presentation will also include barriers and challenges regarding providing treatment to this population. The presentation will also consist of a panel discussion that will include two Iraq/Afghanistan combat Veterans, who will openly share their personal stories and answer questions from the audience.   

This presentation will provide a first-hand account of the day to day lives and the challenges faced by our retuning combat Veterans and family members.


Bill Cress

VISN 4 OEF/OIF/OND Program Coordinator, VA Healthcare (Butler)
I have worked in the field of social work for approximately 20 years, specializing in mental health. I began my career at the VA in 2007, where I currently work with returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as homeless Veterans. I am a 1995 graduate of the Slippery... Read More →

Mary Jane Niebauer

Psychologist, VA Healthcare (Butler)
I am Lead Psychologist at VA Butler Healthcare. I am also PTSD treatment team leader. I am passionate about helping veterans improve the quality of their lives.

Friday October 25, 2013 10:20am - 11:50am EDT
Room 321 - Slippery Rock University, Robert M. Smith Student Center 1 Morrow Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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