Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM MDT
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM MDT

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Angie Wagner 


The Implications of Stolen Valor on Social Work

The presentation will begin with an introduction and overview from Tyleen Caffrey. Edward Caffrey will then provide a historical perspective on Stolen Valor. This will include case studies and examples from the media. Many of the examples seem so outlandish that audience members are often shocked by the lengths people will take to fabricate military backgrounds.

Using some of these case study examples, Mrs. Caffrey will then discuss some of the warning signs to help social workers identify possible military impostors. She will also discuss the appropriate steps to take if a social worker suspects stolen valor and resources to help compare client narratives to actual military records.

Finally, Mrs. Caffrey will discuss the importance of making correct diagnoses when encountering military impostors. She will elaborate on the need to treatment plan for personality disorders versus PTSD and TBI that are often based on fabricated stories.

Presented by: 

Tyleen Caffrey, LMSW, CNP
Eastern New Mexico University


Edward Caffrey, MS  
Eastern New Mexico University

Tyleen Caffrey is an Instructor of Social Work at Eastern New Mexico University. Prior to entering higher education Mrs. Caffrey worked in multiple aspects of social work including child welfare, mental health, medical social work, and military social work. Mrs. Caffrey served as the Family Advocacy Outreach Manager and Family Advocacy Program Special Needs Coordinator at Cannon Air Force Base. She is a doctoral student at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Ed Caffrey in Instructor of Communication at ENMU. Mr. Caffrey has a background in journalism and served 21 years in the Air Force before retiring as a master sergeant. In 2016 Mr. Caffrey produced a documentary film entitled Stealing Valor. Mr. Caffrey is a doctoral student at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2 CEU's

NASW Member- $5
Non-Member- $20

The meeting link will be available on June 25, 2020 and emailed to you along with the quiz. If you are registering for this after 6/25/20, the link will be emailed to you within 2 business days.


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