Battlemind

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Overview & Registration

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, in partnership with the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indiana National Guard and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is pleased to present the 11th annual Battlemind to Home Summit (Battlemind). This year’s conference will be held virtually via the Whova conference app. 

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Battlemind brings together a variety of experts each year to inform and educate Indiana professionals on the critical issues facing military-connected families in Indiana’s communities. Our goal for this conference is to help reduce reintegration barriers for veterans, service members and military families. We work to educate attendees on the challenges military-connected families face, and also the opportunities and strengths they bring to our communities.

Throughout the event, attendees can virtually network within and across communities, learn about shared issues, and develop action plans to apply at home. They will leave Battlemind empowered and motivated to create community change.

October 26: Preconference ($20) 
Participants can choose from a session on the intersection of substance use and suicide or a community forum on veteran homelessness. These two preconference sessions are open to all audiences. A session about VA and military benefits will be offered exclusively for the legal community.

October 27: Battlemind to Home Summit ($45)

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Three Tracks

MFRI uses a collaborative approach to plan and execute this event. With nationally recognized experts in all fields, Battlemind presents evidence-informed sessions that address many sensitive and cutting-edge topics. Past summit sessions have covered issues such as suicide, moral injury and community mobilization.

This year’s featured content will address:

  • issues regarding legal needs and support;
  • how to address physical and mental health concerns during the COVID-19 crisis; and
  • the tools needed to create a sense of community within civilian life for military personnel.

If there are specific topics you would like to see covered or speakers you would like to hear from within these tracks, please email battlemind@purdue.edu.

Join the Conversation

Find information about Battlemind on social media by following MFRI on Twitter using #battlemindIN, and “like” MFRI on Facebook.

Partners

Indiana State Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Office of Court Services and the VA Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Please view the instructions. To receive CEUs you must create an account with the VA Talent Management System (TMS) no later than Oct. 10. If you fail to do so, you will not be eligible to receive CEUs for your attendance at Battlemind to Home Summit. If you have questions regarding CEUs, please email Chad Gallien at Chad.gallien@va.gov.

Continuing Legal Education Units (CLEs)

CLEs are pending. We will update participants as we find out more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

This year we are excited to offer three scholarship opportunities for Battlemind to Home Summit attendees.

Colonel Roger Peterman Scholarship
For the third year, we are giving one scholarship in honor of Colonel Roger Peterman.  He served on the planning committee of Battlemind from its inaugural year until his retirement in 2017. Colonel Peterman served in the Indiana National Guard for over 33 years. He continued to give back to his state by serving on the boards of several organizations and through his position as a transition assistance advisor. The Peterman scholarship will be given to a first-time Battlemind attendee who is actively involved in serving the military and veteran population in their communities. Service members, veterans, and their families will be given preference for this scholarship.

Martina Sternberg Community Mobilization Scholarship
For the second year, we will be honoring Martina Sternberg with Community Mobilization Scholarships. Martina was an Air Force veteran and an integral part of building the Battlemind to Home Summit into the collaborative success it is today.  During Martina’s time at MFRI, she led the community mobilization and Stand Down efforts. These scholarships will be given to a person who is actively involved in their local community mobilization meetings and activities within that group.

Military Supportive Communities Initiative Scholarship
In 2019, MFRI began a new program called the Military Supportive Communities Initiative (MSCI). This initiative was developed in collaboration with the Purdue Center for Regional Development and the Purdue University Extension Community Development Program. This initiative is intended for places that are dedicated to improving the lives of veterans, service members and their families who live there. This scholarship will be given to someone who has taken an active role as a member of an MSCI coordinating team.

The scholarships include preconference and conference registration.

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Join Our Team

Help military and veteran families! Your sponsorship will help Indiana military and veteran families by supporting Battlemind attendees. This year we are offering an extended selection of sponsorship levels.

Bronze
$100-$250

  • Customization of space on exhibitor page on the Whova conference app
  • Rotating banner ad on exhibitor page of conference app
  • One virtual registration for preconference and Battlemind
  • Sponsorship level social media post two times prior to event and one post day of event

Silver
$251-$500

  • Customization of space on exhibitor page on the Whova conference app
  • Rotating banner ad on exhibitor page of conference app
  • One virtual registration for preconference and Battlemind
  • Sponsorship level social media post two times prior to event and one post day of event
  • Breakout session sponsor: Organization sponsorship slide at end of presentation

Gold
$501-$1000

  • Customization of space on exhibitor page on the Whova conference app
  • Rotating banner ad on exhibitor, home and agenda page of conference app
  • Two virtual registrations for preconference and Battlemind
  • Individual organization social media post two times prior to event and one post day of event
  • Breakout session sponsor: Organization sponsorship slide at end of presentation and 30 second video ad
  • Mention in Battlemind press release

Platinum
$1001+

  • Customization of space on exhibitor page on the Whova conference app
  • Rotating banner ad on exhibitor, home and agenda page of conference app
  • Two virtual registrations for preconference and Battlemind
  • Individual organization social media post three times prior to event and one post day of event
  • Breakout session sponsor: Organization sponsorship slide at end of presentation and 30 second video ad
  • Mention in Battlemind press release
  • Sponsorship of keynote speaker session with verbal recognition and video/slide ad

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In-kind and additional sponsorship opportunities are available upon request. Thank you for your interest in supporting Battlemind to Home Summit. We look forward to your participation. For more information, please contact Kathy Broniarczyk at kbroniar@purdue.edu.