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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Resources on Adjustment and PTSD

Faculty Resources

VA National Center for PTSD Website
www.ptsd.va.gov
Fact sheets, videos, web resource links, and more.

Returning from the War Zone Guides
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/reintegration/guides-rwz.asp
Full color PDFs in versions for Military personnel and families with narratives. Includes a Flash interactive multimedia presentation

Understanding PTSD
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/fslist-ptsd-overview.asp
Learn what PTSD is, and what it is not. Hear real stories of people dealing with PTSD. Includes an interactive online format as well as a full color PDF handout.

VA PTSD Program Locator
VA PTSD Program Locator graphic
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/where-to-get-help.asp

Find a VA PTSD treatment program near you.


Student Resources

After Deployment:
www.afterdeployment.org.
Wellness resources for the military community.

Military OneSource:
www.militaryonesource.com*.
Free service provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve Service Members and their families, topics include education, relocation, parenting, stress.

National Resource Directory:
www.nationalresourcedirectory.org*.
Over 11,000 resources for wounded, ill or injured Service Members and their family.

Real Warriors:
www.realwarriors.net*.
Promotes the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning Service Members, Veterans and their families

Returning Service Members:
www.oefoif.va.gov*

Student Veterans of America:
www.studentveterans.org*.
National organization that helps develop student Veteran groups on campuses and develop programs and policies to assist with Veteran transition to the classroom.

Staff Resources

Clinician's Trauma Update-Online (CTU-Online):
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters/ctu-online.asp
Bimonthly email with summaries of clinically relevant research in the trauma field. Publications on other topics are included if the content has significant clinical implications.

Effective Treatment for PTSD Exists:
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/gen-treatment.asp
VA continues to work with experts at the National Center for PTSD to train providers in the best treatments available for PTSD.

The Return from the Warzone Guide:
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/reintegration/index.asp
This guide is to help military personnel understand what to expect when returning from a war zone, and to help them to better adapt back to home life..

Veterans Crisis Line:
http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/*
1-800-273-8255 (TALK) Press "1" for Veterans. (Spanish/Español 1-888-628-9454). Veterans can chat live with a crisis counselor at any time of day or night. If a Veteran presents in crisis, please call 911, walk them to the nearest Emergency Room.

University Counseling Center Core Competency:
http://deploymentpsych.org/training/uc4*
The UC4 is Center of Deployment Psychology University Counseling Center Core Competency program, which is a full-day presentation designed to address the social, cultural, clinical, and campus-specific concerns of Service Members and Veterans. This program includes specific discussion of campus outreach and planning, and is appropriate for both clinical and non-clinical campus personnel.

Administrator Resources

Post 9/11 GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov/

DoD Transferability Website: http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0409_gibill/*

Army National Guard SOU: https://minuteman.ngb.army.mil/benefits*

VA Benefits Applications: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp*

American Council on Education – Military Programs: www.acenet.edu*. A collaborative link between the U. S. Department of Defense and higher education to award equivalent college credits to members of the Armed Forces for their military training and experiences.