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The Alliance of Military and Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers
Here are some additional websites that contain valuable information for mental health professionals
working with military and veteran couples and families.
A collaboration between the ApA and a DC public radio station. The website deals with preventing,
treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The Center for Deployment Psychology
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals
to provide high-quality deployment related behavioral health services to military personnel and
their families.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) is one of the nation’s oldest and most highly
regarded, academic-based organizations dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge,
leadership and methodologies. The Center’s work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure
from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human
made disasters, and public health threats.

Military Health History Pocket Card for Clinicians
Provides information about unique health risks by military service era.

Military Readiness Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness (Clearinghouse) is an interactive, web-based
hub designed to help professionals enhance military family readiness and foster resiliency. The
Clearinghouse partners with professionals working with military families to promote the use of
evidence-based programs and practices.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH)
NCCBH began work a year ago with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) which has a
distance learning platform to develop a Certificate Program that offers 14 courses and 22 CEUs
at a total cost of $350 (can pay only for certain courses for CEU credit). - general info - for individual courses - for certificate
- for certificate credentialed

National Center for PTSD
We are the center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. Our Center has seven divisions across the country. Although we provide no direct clinical care, our purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans. We conduct cutting edge research and apply resultant findings to: "Advance the Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress."

The National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) designs, builds, tests, and evaluates available and emerging technologies to deploy in support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military community. Equally important is our work toward eradicating stigma that can deter people in the military from seeking help.

National Resource Directory
Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them. An online database that provides directory information.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Supporting America’s service men and women—Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Veteran—together with their families and communities by leading efforts to ensure that needed behavioral health services are accessible and that outcomes are positive. (link to SAMHSA document that includes Policy Academy Information)

TRICARE is the healthcare entitlement that reimburses for medical and behavioral health services outside the confines of a military treatment facility. TRICARE, which is part of the Military Health System, under the auspices of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, covers an ever growing 9.6 million beneficiaries that include active duty members and families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, as well as retirees from each of the above services and their families. A critical adjunct to the active component is the National Guard and Reserve forces.

United Way North Carolina
Mission statement for all of North Carolina: To increase the capability of the United Way system to improve the quality of human life in North Carolina. Mission statement for Onslow County: To advance the common good in Onslow County by focusing on the building blocks for a good life - education, income, and health, and create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of community problems.

VA Health Care Online
My HealtheVet is a free, online personal health record. It is available 24/7, wherever there is Internet access. If you are a VA patient and have completed the In-Person Authentication process, you can: participate in Secure Messaging with your primary health care team members, view key portions of your DoD Military Service Information, get your VA Wellness Reminders, view your VA Appointments, view your VA Labs and view your VA Allergies.

VAntage Point
VAntage Point is a blog written and participated on by VA employees, Veterans, VA patients and their spouses. A valuable source for information about the VA with insights from numerous professionals and others who are or work with military.

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