USO Caregivers Conference Brings Together Caregivers for Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Men and Women to Meet, Share, and Learn

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Conference to address topics such as communication after injury and raising children during transition.

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WHAT:    The USO Caregivers Conference provides caregivers an opportunity to gather and tackle issues unique to caring for a service member with invisible and visible wounds. The conference will cover topics such as couples intimacy and communication, strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, and raising your children and teens during transition. The conference will feature several intimate breakout sessions creating an atmosphere of safety and privacy for caregivers to meet, share and learn.

WHEN:    Friday, October 18, 2013
    8:30am – 3:30pm

WHO:    John I. Pray, Jr., USO Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
    Trevor Romain, best-selling children’s author and entertainer
    Noel Meador, Executive Director, Stronger Families
    Steve Shenbaum, Founder and President, game on Nation, LLC
    Easters Seals
    100+ caregivers for wounded, ill and injured service members

WHERE:    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
    3001 Atlantic Avenue
    Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

RSVP:    Cameras will be permitted during the larger group sessions and opportunities for one-on-one interviews will be provided. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Andrea Sok at by Wednesday, October 16.

CONTACTS:Andrea Sok, USO Communications at 703-579-0858 or asok(at)uso(dot)org


About the USO

The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

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