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Women Veterans

New tools for Community Providers

VA Community Provider Toolkit (VA-CPT):   http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/

 

VA-CPT Mini-Clinics

Provides easy access to useful Veteran focused treatment tools. Each mini-clinic is focused on a different mental health condition and highlights key tools in areas including assessment, training, and educational handouts.  Mini-Clinics can be filtered by by selecting from these category labels: Readjustment & Recovery, Mental Health, or Special Considerations.  Mini-Clinic modules available now:  PTSD, Substance Abuse, Sucide Prevention, Women Veterans  Mini-Clinic modules to be released in Oct and beyond Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mood Disorders, Couples and Family, Community Partners, Pain, Readjustment, Serious Mental Illness

 

VA-CPT Understanding the Military Experience        

Video trainings on military culture to improve non-VA providers' and community stakeholders' understanding of military culture while also earning continuing education credits (CEUs).  Connect with educational handouts on various aspects of the military experience including: Military Culture; Deployment and Operational Experiences; Reserves and National Guard.

 

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans  
A Guide for Service Providers

The Trauma Gude (linked below) is designed for community-based service agencies including emergency shelters, domestic violence programs / shelters, transitional and supportive housing programs, and outpatient settings. The number of women in the military – both active duty and veteran populations – is growing rapidly,  There are currently more than 28,000 women veterans in Wisconsin.  Women veterans face unusual challenges because of their military experiences and for many, multiple roles as breadwinner, parent, and spouse. Often their return to civilian life is difficult. Many organizations routinely serve women who are veterans – never knowing of their client’s veteran status.

Resources:

Women's Bureau, US Dept. of Labor

Trauma Guide (pdf - full version)
Trauma Guide Executive Summary (pdf)
Web-based Training on Trauma-Informed Care 
Giving a Voice to Hope: Assistance for Female Veterans video (hosted on YouTube)

Women's Council / Women's Bureau Webinar (Sept 18, 2012)

Women's Bureau PowerPoint from Webinar

Presenters:

Deborah Pascal, Women's Bureau (US DOL)
pascal.deborah@dol.gov

Carolyn Morgan, Women's Outreach Coordinator (WI DVA)
carolyn.morgan@wi.gov

Christine Lidbury, WI Women's Council
christine.lidbury@wi.gov 

Wisconsin Resources

Women Veteran's Program, Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- provides a wide range of information, resources, and links for and about Wisconsin women veterans