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VETERANS AND HOMELESSNESS

The Hidden World of Homeless Veterans: Part 1

The Hidden World of Homeless Veterans: Part 2

Several Articles at the Examiner

POVERTY AND SELF SUFFICIENCY

IN THE NEWS!

 

The Clay Hunt Bill Passed!

How We Learned to Kill

US Military and Civilians Increasingly Divided

FEMALE VETERANS

Women Veterans The Long Journey Home – DAV Report – 2014 – 

http://www.dav.org/women-veterans-study/

Signs of PTSD in Women  –      

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-easy-to-read/index.shtml

Kisha Holmes – Veteran – Aunts Speak  – 

http://www.myajc.com/videos/news/sit-down-with-the-ajc-kisha-holmes-aunts-speak/vDDtw9/

Kisha Holmes – Veteran – Suicide/Murder of Children –

http://readingeagle.com/ap/article/family-left-with-questions-few-answers-after-marine-kills-herself-3-children

Kisha Holmes – VA and Politician Response  –  

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/02/03/johnny-isakson-backs-atlanta-va-director-in-wake-of-a-veterans-murder-suicide/

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS – PTS (PTSD)

New ‘Unreal” Subtype of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Propose

First-ever memorial for veterans lost to PTSD coming to Illinois

RESOURCES AND GRANTS FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS

Grants for Military and Veterans 

HOUSING FOR SENIOR VETERANS

http://www.seniorliving.org/retirement/senior-housing-veterans/

GENERAL

Bob Hope: First and only honorary veteran of the Armed Forces, from Army Live, by Tracy Lyles, August 19, 2014

Civilian Workforce Transformation Program, from Army Live, by Ash McCall, August 20, 2014

Army ROTC as a Vehicle to a career in Dentistry, from Army Strong Stories, by Ephesian Poinsette, January 22, 2014

Brotherhood/Sisterhood, from Army Strong Stories, by Alexis Guidry, July 2, 2014

Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: “It’s in their names, not mine,” from Army Strong Stories, by Fred Hermstein, July 22, 2014

Resources for Troops, Veterans, Families and Clinicians – Ken Pope, Ph.D

MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA

Home of the Brave
A Political Season
Haunting Photos of MST

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-forces-turns-to-us-for-guidance-on-combating-sexual-harassment/article24229697/

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/un-human-rights-council-us-military-do-better-victims-sexual-violence

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/crime/2015/05/13/sex-assault-numbers/26723265/

WORK AND CAREERS

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES, ALTERNATIVE AND ENERGY HEALING, TAPPING

Acupoint Tapping for Psychological Disorders by David Feinstein, Ph.D.

Energy Psychology Practices and Theories of New Conversations of Psychotherapy

Operation:  Tohidu

The Clinical Group

Cognitive Systems

EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

NAMI Mental Health Facts – https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers/General-MH-Facts-4-02-15.pdf

CDC Stats on Traumatic Brain Injury – http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/BlueBook_factsheet-a.pdf

HONORING VETERANS!

The Anthem Veterans Memorial in Arizona  –  http://www.onlineatanthem.com/anthem-veterans-memorial

CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Provided by Michael S. Dow

DoD Caregiver Resource Directory with links to the following:

-Family Caregiver’s guide to intimacy: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/pdfs/FamilyCaregiversGuideToIntimacy.pdf

-Strategies for Caregiver conversations – http://www.extension.org/sites/default/files/I_Messages_Military_0.pdf

-Assertive-Open, Honest and Direct communication – http://www.extension.org/sites/default/files/Assertive_Comm_2.pdf

-Finding common ground – http://www.extension.org/sites/default/files/Aikido_Comm_2.pdf

-Keeping your relationship healthy when your veteran spouse is injured – http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/Caregiver-Support-for-Military-Spouses-Partners-PTSD.html

-How to prevent compassion fatigue – http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/Compassion-Fatigue-Dont-Forget-About-Self-Care.html

-Caregiving leaving you feeling down? – http://www.extension.org/pages/60181/caregiving-leaving-you-feeling-blue#.U3VBPIFdU0M

-Caregivers of military amputees – http://www.extension.org/pages/60147/caregivers-of-military-amputees#.U3VBd4FdU0M

-70 ways of self-care – http://www.abundancetapestry.com/70-ways-for-self-care/

http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/family-caregiver-curriculum (select the blue MODULE links).

Module 1: Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury. This module describes the brain and how its function is affected by TBI. The focus of this module is to help caregivers understand the changes that can be seen in their loved ones.

Module 2: Understanding the Effects of TBI and What You Can Do to Help. This module explains in more detail the physical and emotional effects of TBI. It also explains to the caregiver how they can help their family member deal with these issues.

Module 3: Becoming a Family Caregiver for a Service Member/Veteran with TBI. This module is all about the caregiver. It has tips on how to organize life as a caregiver and encourages caregivers to take care of themselves during this stressful time.

Module 4: Navigating Services and Benefits. This module explains how the disability rating system works. It describes how to get services and benefits that can help you take care of your injured family member.

 

-Podcasts about different subjects. Some examples are: Battlefield Skills That Make Reintegration Challenging, Tips for Coping with Stress During the Holidays, Help Others, Help Yourself, Helping Families Cope with Psychological Health Concerns, Helping Children Understand Combat Stress, Resilience; Go to http://www.realwarriors.net/podcasts/archives

EFT EMPIRICAL RESEARCH

Educational Resources

Military Culture Awareness

Training -http://www.psycharmor.org/everyone-else/

Mr. Dad - Military Father's Rights  - https://mrdad.com/category/getadvice/military-fathers/

Veterans & Military Suicide Report 2012   - http://www.va.gov/opa/docs/Suicide-Data-Report-2012-final.pdf

Will Green's Free Massage Course -http://freemassagecourse.com

Affordable Cars for Veterans in Atlanta http://vetcar.org

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