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Working with the Military Conference 

Getting in touch with the different needs of service members and their families was the focus of a conference in Bangor.Counselors, social workers and psychologists were among those in the audience.Chaplain Andy Gibson with the Maine Army National Guard says it’s important to know and understand the type of help that is being sought.Chaplain Gibson says it isn’t possible for the military to take care of all veterans.”By educating the civilian population and providers we know that anybody who might slip through the cracks or who might not seek services through the military can actually get help from the folks from civilian world and actually be better able to respond to the military specifics.”Chaplain Gibson says some of the common issues service members face when returning home is apathy, hypersensitivity to noise and sleep disorders.