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New Navigators Recruited for the 2014-15 Virginia Veterans Corps Service Year

Family of Heroes: Online Training Simulation

A place for family members and veterans learn critical skills to manage the challenges of post-deployment life together.

2013 VWWP Progress Report

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program 2013 Progress Report

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Vets On Campus

Learn all about transitioning into college.

Help-Lines

Get connected with services and specific needs.

7/28/2014
Don't miss this important segment focusing on collaborative approaches being utlized to end veteran homelessness in Norfolk.
7/18/2014
Justice For Vets
6/20/2014
Compensation and benefits for the ill, wounded and injured members of the armed forces.
6/9/2014
Richmond, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed onto a national agreement aimed at ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.
5/9/2014
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is pleased to announce Brandi Jancaitis has been named the new Executive Director for the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP)

Treatment Options for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard/ReleasedPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological health concern that can occur following a traumatic or life-threatening event. You can learn to cope with and recover from these events over time. However, others may experience stress-related changes in behavior that continue for months and develop into PTSD.1 Just as service members may experience different symptoms of PTSD, there are several options for care. This article provides information about the types of care and treatment available for PTSD and how to access them.

1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval: Reaching Out is A Sign of Strength

Photo courtesy of 1st Sgt. Simon SandovalExperiencing psychological stress as a result of life transitions, deployment or other long-term separations can be common in military life. This stress can impact a service member’s personal relationships, physical fitness routines and overall psychological health. The newest Real Warriors Campaign profile, 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval, knows firsthand that it is difficult to cope with these stressors alone.

Understanding and Using Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

Photo by Osakabe YasuoClinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are designed to help health care professionals and patients make informed decisions related to health care delivery. The Defense Department (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs work together to create CPGs that meet the needs of both the military and veterans’ health care systems.  These guidelines serve as a tool to improve patient care and reduce variations in how care is delivered. ”1In this article, learn about each of the guidelines available, benefits of using the guidelines and where to access them.

Profile: 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval

After losing Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1st Sgt. Sandoval began drinking heavily, lost interest in maintaining his health and fitness, and pulled away from family and friends. Eventually, by opening up and sharing his experiences, he began to turn his life back around.

Tips for National Guard and Reserve Members to Manage Stress

Source: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Hill/ReleasedStress can be a big part of military life, no matter what branch you support. But for National Guardsmen and reservists, the stressors you and your family face are unique. You cope with the challenges of both military and civilian life, and the transition between the two can be difficult and challenging at times.  As part of your duties, you may be stationed away from home, often making it difficult to stay connected with your family and peers. During times of transition, it is important to recognize when you feel stressed and learn ways to cope.

2014 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference

Presented by: The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Virginia Service Foundation

Event Location
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond-Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA

Event Date
9/11/2014 8:30 AM

Family Retreat, Mission Healthy Families

 Click here for event flyer: MHF-2014-Flyer03

Event Location
Airfield 4H Conference Center, Wakefield, VA

Event Date
10/10/2014 4:00 PM

PTSD Town Hall

PTSD does not mean you're crazy! Take back your life...one day at a time. It takes courage to ask for help.

Event Location
Northeast State Community College
Wellmont Center For the Performing Arts
2425 Hwy 75, Blountville, TN

Event Date
10/23/2014 6:00 PM

Our community,
our strength.

We've served our country and some have seen battle. We share common experiences and feelings. Now, we're talking about it - and that's a battle in itself. This is a battle that can be won.

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