VA Representative Meet and Greet

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
10:00 – 11:00
Venue: CL1-207

Veterans Affairs and UCF partner to help student Veterans. Student Veterans are a unique group on the UCF campus. Along with an array of positive characteristics, student Veteran face a number of unique challenges. To better serve the student Veterans on campus, the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCF have partnered to host the VA’s VITAL Initiative. This program places VA mental health staff on the UCF campus to conduct outreach to Student Veterans, provide mental health services to the Student Veterans, and provide education about Veterans’ needs to the staff and faculty. Dr. Bryan Batien is the VITAL Coordinator that is joining the UCF team. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has been with the VA for almost two years. He is also an Iraq combat Veteran and brings a combination of professional and real life experience to this position. Please come and meet Dr. Batien and find out how this partnership can help you and the Student Veterans at UCF.