SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORED FOR HIS WORK ON BEHALF OF RETURNING COMBAT VETERANS

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

September 25, 2009

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently honored by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for his efforts to help veterans returning from overseas combat.

Senator Fuschillo helped secure funding for a training program administered by NASW to improve care for combat veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. The Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative better prepares social workers, psychiatrists, and other professionals to identify and treat the issues these veterans face and ease their transition back to civilian life.

Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured as he is honored by (l-r) Frank Dowling, MD, Vice Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee for the Medical Society of the State of New York, Ray Cardona, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers- NYS Chapter, and Rachel Fernbach, Associate Executive Director, NYS Psychiatric Association. They are also joined by Assemblyman David McDonough (19th Assembly District), Member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.