The American Veteran
Podcast: information for veterans, their families and their communities about the services and benefits they've earned through their service
Listen to the podcast via VA Archives or iTunes
National Center for PTSD
The Department of Veterans Affairs website provides extensive resources for the public, veterans, and their families. It also provides extensive professional educational webinars and online courses that offer continuing educations credits (CEU).
Part II: From the War Zone to the Home Front - Online Training
As a follow up to last year's successful series, From the War Zone to the Home Front: Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans and Families II will offer:
- Free training sessions to help meet the needs of returning Veterans and their families
- Free weekly series Thursdays 11:30-12:30 ET (or via archive)
- Live, online training with Q&A, for community primary care and mental health providers
- Learn more and register today*
As a community service CEs are available. Courses are presented in collaboration with the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.*
National Institutes of Health/Center for Information Technology
This website provides a series of educational webinars/videos on PTSD, TBI, women's health, military perspective
Access webinars and films here
PTSD for Combat Trauma: The Frequent Issues that Emerge in Cognitive Therapy
Combat trauma occurs within the context of military culture and training that may play a role in how people with military trauma respond to and cope with these events. While military personnel and veterans can experience any type of trauma before, during, and after their service, there are specific issues that may arise in therapy that are specific to combat. Some of these issues include: deaths of comrades; graphic imagery; underlying assumptions/expectations about their role in events (e.g., "I am responsible for my men"); kill versus murder; intentionality; the freeze response; and reintegration. This webinar discusses how military trauma issues may play out in the process of conducting a cognitive therapy such as cognitive processing therapy.
Sexual Assault in the Military
The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary that presents hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military and what can be done to bring about much needed change. The film features survivors talking about their experiences and the struggles to rebuild their lives. The film won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and has been screened throughout the country, including for the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta. The webinar provides an opportunity to hear directly from a survivor of military sexual assault about her experiences and her journey.
Find the film and other resources regarding sexual assult in the miliary at http://www.bwjp.org/our-work/topics/military-sexual-assult.html
Veterans Health Initiative
VHI provides independent study courses aimed at increasing VA providers' knowledge of military-service-related diseases and illnesses. The VHI study guides are useful as well for non-VA providers, veterans and the public. The courses are accredited and meet medical licensure requirements.
The PILOTS Database
An electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events, PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) does not restrict its coverage to articles appearing in selected journals. It attempts to include all publications relevant to PTSD and other forms of traumatic stress, whatever their origin without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations. This is a free, searchable database open to the public.