Military Mental Health Worker Headlines Social Work Event March 25
Media Contact:  Beth Potier
603-862-1566
UNH Media Relations

Karen Frarie
603-862-0215
UNH Department of Social Work
March 4, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire department of social work marks Social Work Month Wednesday, March 25, 2009, with a presentation by military social worker Andrew Young '85, lieutenant commander in the Third Medical Group, Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage.

  • UNH 2009 Social Work Month Event featuring Andrew Young '85 discussing social work in the military
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 6 - 8 p.m. (social hour with refreshments at 6 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.)
  • Huddleston Hall ballroom, UNH in Durham
  • Free, open to the public
  • For information: 603-862-0215

"Not only is military social work a growing source of employment for social workers, the topic of the mental health of our soldiers is gaining national attention," says Jerry Marx, associate professor of social work and chair of the department of social work at UNH.

In his current position, Young supervises all mental health clinical staff treating children of active duty personnel. He also provides clinical services for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Young previously served as a psychotherapist at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and has held a range of civilian clinical and supervisory positions. Young, who has a master of social work and a Ph.D., is a graduate of the social work department at UNH.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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Photograph available to download: http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2009/mar/andrewyoung.jpg
Caption: Military social worker Andrew Young speaks at the University of New Hampshire March 25, 2009.
Credit: Courtesy of Andrew Young.

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