In coordination with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation has developed a comprehensive set of web resources to educate the medical field about traumatic brain injury. Learn more about these resources, which include clinical tools and multimedia presentations about the assessment and diagnosis of TBI.
A comprehensive resource page for preventing and treating suicide for the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs. It includes information and links to reports, as well as each military branch’s suicide prevention program. The page also provides links to the Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves programs.
Learn about and download the smartphone App that has been designed to help service members treat symptoms such as depression, PTSD, sleep problems, and stress.
The Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for VEterans (STRIVE) project is a three-year treatment and training effort coordinated by the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies in partnership with the American Association of Suicidology and CBS Community Partnerships.
The initiative has two main goals:
- To provide state-of-the-art psychological treatment to military personnel, veterans, and family members struggling with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicidal thoughts. https://veterans.utah.edu/strive/#form
- To provide in-depth training to licensed mental health professionals who work with service members and veterans to use the crisis response plan, a scientifically-supported method for suicide prevention among military personnel. https://veterans.utah.edu/training-workshops/?fwp_workshop_type=strive
Vets Prevail is an online resource provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that was built in collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration, the National Science Foundation, and leading mental health researchers and clinicians. This one of a kind program model is easily accessible from any internet connection and provides evidence-based “early interventions” to individuals who otherwise may not be able or willing to engage with traditional avenues for care.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Victim Services Link: https://www.rainn.org/programs-and-expertise#VictimServicesIcon
Public Education Link: https://www.rainn.org/programs-and-expertise#PublicEducation
Training and Consultation Services: RAINN is a leader in providing comprehensive sexual assault training for professionals and volunteers nationwide. Building off of an in-depth training program for RAINN’s support specialists, we provide training services for companies and organizations. As subject matter experts, RAINN offers several trainings that engage, educate, and prepare adult learners to support survivors of sexual assault. Training modules include, but are not limited to: Sexual Assault 101, Understanding Trauma Responses, and Basics of Crisis Intervention. For questions about RAINN’s capabilities and service offerings, contact Clara Kim, vice president of consulting services, at email@example.com or 646.704.4470. Learn more about RAINN’s demonstrated expertise.
SWAN, the Service Women’s Action Network, works to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault. The organization also works to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.
The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs contains several resources related to military sexual trauma and sexual assault. Within their website, the section “Additional Online Resources” includes links to programs and reports about sexual assault within the military.
The “Military Culture and Sexual Assault” document was created to affirm the fact that complexities of sexual assault exist whether one is part of the military or civilian community. The publication does not intend to point fingers at the military, but instead wants to create dialogue about the complexities of sexual assault in a military culture. The document also contains the military’s response to the issue of sexual assault within its ranks.
AACN joined with the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) in an effort to enhance the resources of nurses working with veterans as part of the Joining Forces initiative, with a particular focus on nursing education. Enhancing Veterans’ Care (EVC) Tool Kit was developed to describe resources and exemplars to assist faculty with the implementation of curriculum elements that will appropriately address the unique needs of the veterans and their families.
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