UCF graduate student Rafiq Raza, a U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, knows how difficult it can be to readjust to civilian life.

When he left the military in July 2005, he found a job as a readjustment counselor with the Department of Veterans Affairs and began his graduate studies at UCF in social work.  His goal is to assist other veterans in getting the help they need to take control of their lives when they come home.

That’s why he worked with the UCF School of Social Work and the Orlando VA Medical Center to put together “Meeting the Needs of Veterans and Their Families,” a daylong program on Friday, March 5. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the VA Medical Auditorium, 5201 Raymond St., Orlando. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

To read more about the event, click here.