We are pleased to announce a new Kognito module addition, Family of Heroes. For one year, WVU community members have access to this free program designed to help the families and friends of returning veterans manage expectations, understand common challenges, and identify signs of PTSD and TBI. Family of Heroes is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
In Family of Heroes, users engage in three role-play conversations with fully animated and life-like avatars and learn to re-negotiate family responsibilities, deescalate arguments, and, when necessary, link a veteran or service member experiencing post-deployment stress with local support services. This innovative program is confidential and can be taken in private from any computer with an Internet connection
To take the online, 60 minute course, users can follow the steps below:
- Go to: http://www.familyofheroes.com/login/
- Click the orange “Start the Training” button
- Use enrollment key: wvu