Date of Article: August 2016
This 92 minute webinar is designed for attorneys who work with the Military population. The webinar provides a thorough examination of Military Culture and how it can affect a Service member’s legal issues. The webinar also touches on Veterans Affairs legal issues.
Date of Article: August 2016
Excerpt: “The Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) is pleased to announce our Webinar Series for 2016. Webinars will cover topics that expand on and complement subject matter presented in the Community Clergy Training Workshops as well as topics identified by community clergy as important to them when caring for Veterans and their families.”
Date of Article: 13 October 2016
Article Link: http://www.patientcare.va.gov/chaplain/clergytraining/webinars/
Excerpt: “The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes that employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the plethora of Veterans hiring resources available to them. So, this Toolkit was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.
Recognizing that each employer is unique, this guide allows you to select from promising practices and other resources that employers are using to successfully welcome talented and skilled Veterans into their companies. Whether you are looking to create a plan from scratch or retool existing efforts, we encourage you to reference this guide and design an initiative that works for you.”
Date of Article: Updated Continually
Article Link: https://www.dol.gov/vets/ahaw/
The Military Pro Bono Project seeks to connect Military attorneys and volunteer civilian attorneys to each other. Their website features free education webcasts for registered users, pro bono case opportunities and other opportunities for both Military and civilian attorneys.
Date of Article: 2016
Article Link: https://www.militaryprobono.org/about/
The Center for Women Veterans was created into law to ensure women Veterans health needs were treated equitably to their male counterparts. “It has a number of mandated functions, which include promoting the use of VA benefits by women Veterans, who traditionally were less likely to self-identify as Veterans or be aware of their eligibility. The center is also responsible for conducting outreach, disseminating information and serving as a resource center, publicizing the results of medical research of particular significance to women Veterans, and supporting the independent Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.”
Date of Article: 15 August 2016
Article Link: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/30086/updated-website-connects-women-veterans-to-va-news-resources/
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau works to ensure there are consistent financial rules and enforcement in the consumer finance markets. The Military sector works to ensure financial institutions are following regulations in relation to Service members, specifically to reduce excessive lending and ensure deployment financial regulations are being followed. If a Service member feels that a company is not following regulations, they are encouraged to file a complaint through the website below.
Date of Article: Website Updated Regularly
Article Link: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers/
The Veterans Pay for Success Program is a pilot program and designed to assist Veterans with PTSD and other related mental health issues succeed in the work force. Veterans tend to have challenges transitioning to civilian employment due to the lack of structure, mismatch of skills and experience and consistency in the work place. The program is aiming to bridge the gap for Veterans with PTSD. The link below is a blog from the VA about the program, which contains additional links for more information.
Date of Article: 23 August 2016
Excerpt: “The Department of Defense (DoD) Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) summarizes suicide counts and annual rates for the Active Component, Reserves, and National Guard. The purpose of the QSR is to communicate DoD suicide data to stakeholders external to DoD on a routine and frequent basis. Suicide mortality data in these reports are provided by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) with inputs from the Service suicide prevention programs. Population data are collected from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).”
Date of Article: 2016 (Updated quarterly)
Article Link: http://www.dspo.mil/Prevention/Data-Surveillance/Quarterly-Reports/
Current Service Providers can find research and information pertaining to the support of our Service Members, Veterans and Families.