NACSW Online Continuing Education

Facing Life's Final Battle: Caring for Combat Veterans with PTSD at the End of Life
Length: 1.25 CEUs
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • clergy
  • students
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1.25

Janet Knowlton, MSW, LICSW 
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Course Outline

This presentation explores the unique challenges associated with working with combat veterans from different war periods at the end of life. Military culture and the extent of combat exposure, as well as a veteran's faith, have an effect on how a veteran faces their "final battle." Treatment modalities for engaging combat veterans in end of life care will be discussed.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Describe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it relates specifically to combat veterans.

2. Specify the influence of military culture on combat veterans with PTSD at the end of life in both a positive as well as negative manner.

3. Identify 2-3 treatment evidence-based modalities in caring for combat veterans with PTSD at the end of life.



Janet Knowlton, MSW, LICSW is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Social Work and graduated from Bethel Seminary of the East with a Certificate in Theological Studies in June, 2013. She has worked in the field of social work for over 30 years and is presently employed with the Veterans Administration as a Home Based Primary Care Social Worker at the Worcester VA Outpatient Clinic. Ms. Knowlton is also a woman veteran having served for three years in Frankfurt, Germany in the U.S. Army as a court reporter with the Judge Advocate General (JAG).

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.