What’s the CEU Program?

With more than 22 million veterans in the United States, the need to understand the issues these veterans and their families face is great. To help bridge the gap, the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University has created an Advanced Certification in Serving Veterans and Their Families.


  • Comprehend military structure  and  culture, gaining an appreciation for the differences between military branches across eras
  • Examine the readjustment process for veterans and families, factors that help and inhibit from a person-in-the-environment perspective
  • Interpret physical strengths, deficits and chronic challenges for both short-term and long-term functioning during military service
  • Evaluate common behavioral health issues facing veterans and their families; factors that enhance successful outcomes and wellness
  • Value the role of spirituality in veteran functioning, concept of moral injury, potential for positive spiritual practices and religious networks
  • Appraise veteran social functioning across social systems (i.e., home, friendship, work) appreciating interactive influences
  • Identify and use resources for veterans and their families