These resources will help in developing programs and outreach efforts to serve our nation’s Veterans.
Partners are advised of new programs and resources as they become available.
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In working with Veterans, it is important to understand “what makes them tick.”
The Center for Deployment Psychology has developed an excellent on-line program, available at no charge, to help participants gain an understanding of Military Culture.
RESOURCES YOU CAN USE
Alcohol Resource Guide is a definitive guide to numerous resources.
It is important that families and caregivers know of the services and benefits available to our wounded warriors. In addition to information proved by the VA these resources will be of value in caring for and seeking help for those who have served.
Compensation and Benefits Handbook
Whether in the active military, National Guard or Reserves, it is important to understand what occurs before, during and after a deployment. These resources will assist in creating awareness when a deployment occurs.
DCoE Resource Catalog: This collection of helpful resources us designed to be used by health care providers, service members, veterans and military families. The catalog includes information about organizational programs, websites, educational materials, product fact sheets, clinical practice recommendations, posters, mobile apps and more.
Everyone Serves: A handbook for family and friends of service members during Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Reintegration.
Post Deployment Stress: What Every Family Should Know
Reintegration After Deployment
These resources provide various publications and directories that you can use in reaching out to the Military Community.
Veteran Service Organization (VSO) Directory
Military Outreach USA strongly suggests that a Veteran use an approved service officer to file a disability claim with the VA. There should never be a charge to file a claim.
VFW National Roster of Service Officers
National Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Virtually every state in the nation has a Veterans Affairs Department and special benefits for veterans in their state.
The VA provides numerous resources to be used to combat Veteran homelessness. The following are key tools and resources to use as you take part in the Adopt-a-VA program.
VA Homeless Poster-Make the Call
VA Homeless Poster-VA’s There to Help
Homeless Program General Factsheet
As a percentage of the population, veteran and military suicide rates are higher as a group than the civilian population. Use these resources to become more aware of suicide, prevention and the resources available to help.
How You Can Play a Role in Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Pamphlet (Army Program)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a number of FREE printed materials that you can order to have as part of your Suicide Awareness Program. Visit this link to access those resources.
Visit this link to Suicide Warning Cards that can be downloaded and printed from your computer. These cards can also be ordered from SAMHSA.
Not all suicides can be prevented. These resources will be of value in dealing with what happens after a suicide.
Coping with Grief After Suicide
Handbook for Survivors of Suicide
Fact Sheet Coping with Suicide (DCoE)
A JOURNEY TOWARD HEALTH AND HOPE:YOUR HANDBOOK FOR RECOVERY AFTER A SUICIDE ATTEMPT
Guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with. Order FREE from SAMHSA.
Use any of these resources when seeking information about benefits or programs from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Guide to VA Mental Health Services
VA Health Care Overview (Spanish)
Many men and women returning from service need help navigating a complicated federal and state aid system, support with health and family issues, and career employment that continues Veterans’ commitment to lives of purpose and service.
With responses from nearly 1,300 Chicagoland Veterans, we will now be able to gain a better understanding of the needs and challenges our Veterans are facing during and after this critical transition period. This survey is the first step in crafting strong policy and programs to enable Veterans and military family members to reach their full potential.
While the report was generated by interviews with Veterans in the Chicago area, the results are in many cases universal and applicable to the Veteran popularization across the nation.
Click on the image to download a copy of The State of the American Veteran.