War Related Clinician/Community Resources

  • ARMY ONE SOURCE: Treating the Invisible Wounds of War
    www.aheconnect.com/citizensoldier ASO Referral Code:  AOSEOK21  This includes curriculum designed to assist clinicians in treating invisible wounds of war.
  • Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War Veterans – http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Behavioral-Health-Issues-Among-Afghanistan-and-Iraq-U-S-War-Veterans/SMA12-4670?WT.ac=EB_20121004_SMA12-4670 This FREE brief, introduces some of the behavioral health problems facing veterans who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, including substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. Also discusses screening tools and intervention.
  • Citizen Soldier Support Program – http://citizensoldiersupport.org/initiatives/health.php A special clinician link can assist providers with new and updated information that will increase readiness and resiliency of the Reserve Component and their families.
  • Clinician Tool Kit aimed at Screening Major Depressive Disorder –
    http://dcoe.health.mil/MDDToolkit.aspx
    The tool kit provides clear, comprehensive descriptions of critical decision points that help providers screen for major depressive disorder (MDD). The tool kit guides diagnosis, management of symptoms and referral of patients to mental health specialists.
  • Clinician Tool Kit aimed at Screening Families For Military Stress – http://www.homebaseprogram.org/community-education/tool-kits.aspx The tool kit comes with simple checklists that teenagers or parents of younger children can fill out during check-in for a regular appointment so that their doctor can evaluate whether they are having trouble coping.
  • Community Provider Toolkit – http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/A new website features key tools to support the community mental health services provided to Veterans. Information on connecting with VA, understanding military culture and experience, as well as tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions.
  • Defense Center for Excellencehttp://www.dcoe.health.mil/ An extensive resource base of education for veterans, families, and clinicians regarding Mental Health and TBI.  Click on the “For Professionals” link to obtain the latest research and protocol for these issues offered by the DCOE.
  • From the War Zone to the Home Front http://mghcme.org/page/from_the_war_zone_to_the_home_front Mass. General Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry offers new broadcasts to assist clinicians in supporting veterans and families.  Subject matter may include family dynamics to understanding mild TBI.  
  • Suicide Risk Factors and Assessment Tools:  A Systematic Review (March, 2012) The objective of this report is to review recent evidence about risk factors and risk assessment tools within Veteran and military populations to provide evidence for clinical practice guideline development specific to these populations.  http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/publications/esp/suicide-risk.pdf
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) developed Co-occurring Conditions Toolkit: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health
    Provides guidance on the assessment and management of patients with the co-occurring conditions of concussion, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, depression and substance use disorder.  
  • Trauma Informed Care for Women Veterans http://www.dol.gov/wb/trauma/ Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers, also known as the “Trauma Guide,” was created to address the psychological and mental health needs of women veterans.
  • Virtual Reality Medical Centerwww.vrphobia.com.  For the past 10 years, The Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) has been using simulation technologies in three main areas: 1) treating patients with anxiety disorders, 2) training for both military and civilian populations, and 3) enhancing various educational programs. With U.S. offices in San Diego, West Los Angeles, Palo Alto, California and an office and manufacturing facility in Orlando, Florida, VRMC is a world leader in applying virtual reality technology in combination with physiological monitoring and feedback for training, therapy, and emerging applications. We are also focused on developing a comprehensive protocol to address an array of needs for military personnel and civilian first responders as well as emerging technologies for various security and intelligence operations.
  • VA PTSD Provider/Clinician Link – http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/assessments/ptsd-checklist.asp A great link for professionals/providers who want to access resources to assist military, vets and families who are faced with PTSD.
  • NEW! Zoc Doc – http://www.zocdoc.com/therapist-counselors A link that can help identify therapists and counselors in your area.

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