Helpful on-line resources for student veterans
American veterans with brain injuries- American
with brain injuries offers support to the families of
American service members and veterans who have suffered brain injuries.
AVBI is a web based peer support network and information resource.
DVA- The VetCorps aims to aid in your success by providing
support, resources and information that meet your unique
needs as a veteran making a transition to civilian life. This
web site provides information on getting started with veterans’
benefits and various resources.
Half of us:
veterans resource center - This is a general wellness
resource site for students and wellness. However, this site has
also designated a page for veteran resources and support
network. The site has included short video clips designed not
only for student veterans, but also for the general student
body, faculty and staff who are interested in learning more
about the student veteran experience. These short video clips
provide personal and helpful inside look through the eyes and
voices of the student veterans themselves. It presents issues
commonly experienced and shared among student veterans in an
IAVA - The first
and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq
and Afghanistan veterans. The programs empower the
community both online and offline, including health,
employment, education, and community resources.
National veterans foundation - Helps veterans and their
families by serving their crisis management, information, and
referral needs through the lifeline for vets, outreach, and
Online journal of Ilona Meagher, a veterans daughter and author
of moving to a nation to care: post-traumatic stress disorder
and Americas returning troops.
PTSD anonymous- A
nationwide network of community based, non-clinical, veteran
lead support group meetings for those suffering with military
trauma seeking the fellowship of their peers.
Remind- Helping to heal the
physical and psychological wounds of war. The Bob Woodruff
Foundation is the national nonprofit that helps ensure our
nation’s injured service members, veterans and their families
return to a home front ready to support them.
Steps to support PTSD treatment - A tool to help veterans
with PTSD to "return to peak performance"
project northwest - This resource offers information on free
counseling and support to military service members who have
served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan
conflicts and to veterans of those conflicts. The service
provided is not only for active duty but also for activated
reserve and guard units. In addition, their services are
available to the families and other loved ones of services
members. Specifically, they assist in helping navigate the
overwhelming issues of cycle from pre-deployment to deployment
to homecoming and re-entry to civilian life. This online
resource consists of almost over 70 therapists in state of WA,
primarily in the Seattle/Tacoma area.
Careers for the transitioning military as well as
information about transition, finding jobs, and which
companies are military friendly.
Toolkit for veteran friendly institutions- this online resource
is designed to help institutions of higher education build effective
programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights
a variety of best practices and includes video clips, profiles of
student veterans programs across the U.S., and a searchable database
of tools and resources
U.S. department of veteran
affairs- To fulfill President
Lincoln's promise “to care for him who shall have borne the battle,
and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men
and women who are America’s veterans.
to college- The ILU mission is to assist in the
development of practices and policies as they relate to persons
with disabilities and the organizations into which they are
integrated. Partners are committed to aligning different
disabilities program interpretations so that they can best merge
into one another. Clear transitioning between disabilities
programs ensures that services are not broken or inconsistent.
The intention is to help persons or organizations navigate
through separate disabilities programs more efficiently.
Welcome back veterans- Committed to transforming the
lives of veterans through ongoing support, treatment, and
Wellness resources for the military
community - This site provides general information when it
comes to finding support network as well as wellness resources
specifically geared towards service members, veterans and their
families. Specifically, It includes self assessments covering
wide variety of topics and issues as well as unique experiences
commonly shared within the military community. It also
offers peer-to-peer support and linkages to community resources.
Some of the featured video clips are the following:
Voices of Vets: eight college students
provide an inside look at life as a returning
Lecture Hall: an important part of talking
openly with student veterans is asking
Common Area: transitioning from combat to
college can be challenging, but supportive
friends can help make it easier
Today’s Student Vets: From Combat to College:
Rich, a student veteran, talks openly about the
challenges of adjusting to college life and how
civilian students can play a role in easing the
Student Veterans: Student Vets Speak Out:
Students who served in the Iraq War speak out
about the emotional challenges of adjusting to
life back at home and the importance of finding