Thank you to everyone who attended the Symposium! Scroll down for the link to the continuing education request link.

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The Arizona Coalition for Military Families and our

public & private sector planning partners are pleased to present the

6th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of

Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

April 22 & 23, 2015

Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ


Download a registration information packet.


2015 Symposium planning partners

This year’s event featured:

2 days of programming & 6 tracks – all focused on increasing knowledge, skills & abilities for serving and supporting the military and veteran population.

Opportunities to network with representatives from the military, government & community

Exhibitor fair with programs and resources to assist service members, veterans & families, including a new pop-up presentation format.

Continuing Education Units provided for a variety of disciplines.

Military/Veteran in AZ • Family Matters • Basic Needs, Benefits & Beyond
Clinical Practice & Skills • Legal & Vet Courts • Military/Veteran Children & Youth


Exhibitor and sponsorships opportunities are available. Please contact or 602-753-8802 for more information.

View a short video about the Symposium:

ACMF Symposium from Arizona Coalition on Vimeo.

Comments from 2014 Symposium Attendees:

“I know this is a massive event to pull off every year, but every year, it gets better and better. The breakout sessions were some of the best I have ever attended!”

“The Symposium was well-planned and filled with a great balance of resources. We came away with so many places to turn to if our group needs help.”

“Impressed with the immensity of importance of the mission ACMF has taken on. In a word, [I am] “hopeful” in regards to the plight of our veterans and families and their future, especially in Arizona.

Also, with all of the bad press about predatory, aggressive organizations trying to capitalize on veterans it is good to see and be a part of the work being done here…again, HOPEFUL!”


AGENDA: Download the most current 2015 Symposium Agenda (Note: presenters and topics will be updated as confirmed and are subject to change. This link will always have the most current version of the agenda.)

Clinical Track: Session descriptions | speaker bios

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: All attendees can request a certificate of attendance or continuing education credits at no additional cost. Please click here to go to the request link. At the Symposium, please visit the continuing education table by registration for more information. To receive continuing education, sign in to each session and complete the request form online after the event (link will be posted). If you have questions about continuing education, please email or call 602-753-8802.

APA SponsorPSYCHOLOGISTS: This program is co-sponsored by the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). AzPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AzPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORK: From the AZ Chapter of NASW – “Arizona Coalition for Military Families State Symposium 2015″ (4/22 – 4/23/2015) is approved for a total of 13 contact hours.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing credit (10 hours). Please email to request a form.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE): Symposium programming may be eligible for CLE credit. A CLE certificate of participation will be provided for attorneys who wish to utilize this continuing education event for credit. Email to request a form.

NURSING: The Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families has been approved for 11 contact hours through the Arizona Nurses Association.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Full and partial scholarships are available to offset the cost of registration for those who would not otherwise be able to attend and to those traveling from outside of Central Arizona. To request a scholarship, please complete the form at this link.


Discounts are available for Military/Veteran Resource Network partner organizations and Military/Veteran Resource Navigators. Please email to request a discount code if you have not received one.

Group rates are available individuals registered from the same organization at the same time. Please use the following links to apply the discount:

3-7 attendees – 10% off

8+ attendees – 15% off


Requests for cancellation must be received by 3/31/15 at Registrations may be transferred to another individual. For special accommodations, email or call 602-753-8802.


CLINICAL – Intro to Moral Injury & Moral Repair

CLINICAL – Current Challenges in the Treatment of Moral Injury

GENERAL – Neurobiology of Extreme Stress

CHILDREN & YOUTH – Understanding Challenging Behaviors

CHILDREN & YOUTH – Trauma, Grief & Loss

CHILDREN & YOUTH – Attachment

LEGAL – Claims & Appeal Process

CHILDREN & YOUTH – Infant Mental Health




For information on past Symposiums, visit the event archive pages:

2014 Symposium

2013 Symposium

2012 Symposium

2011 Symposium

2010 Symposium