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The American Veteran

Podcast: information for veterans, their families and their communities about the services and benefits they've earned through their service
Listen to the podcast via VA Archives or iTunes

National Center for PTSD

The Department of Veterans Affairs website provides extensive resources for the public, veterans, and their families. It also provides extensive professional educational webinars and online courses that offer continuing educations credits (CEU). Visit the National Center for PTSD webpage.

Part II: From the War Zone to the Home Front - Online Training

As a follow up to last year's successful series, From the War Zone to the Home Front: Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans and Families II will offer:

  • Free training sessions to help meet the needs of returning Veterans and their families
  • Free weekly series Thursdays 11:30-12:30 ET (or via archive)
  • Live, online training with Q&A, for community primary care and mental health providers
  • Learn more and register today

As a community service CEs are available. Courses are presented in collaboration with the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

National Institutes of Health/Center for Information Technology

This website provides a series of educational webinars/videos on PTSD, TBI, women's health, military perspective. Access the National Institutes of Health/Center for Information Technology webinars and films.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies offers resources and learning opportunities to better understand trauma and offers research and studies on the assessment, treatment, and education surrounding traumatic stress. Visit the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies webpage.

Sexual Assault in the Military

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary that presents hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military and what can be done to bring about much needed change. The film features survivors talking about their experiences and the struggles to rebuild their lives. The film won awards at the Sundance Film Festival and has been screened throughout the country, including for the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta. The webinar provides an opportunity to hear directly from a survivor of military sexual assault about her experiences and her journey. Viewthe webinar and other resources on military sexual assault at the Battered Women's Justice Project.

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Veterans Health Initiative

The Veterans Health Initiative (VHI) provides independent study courses aimed at increasing VA providers' knowledge of military-service-related diseases and illnesses. The VHI study guides are useful as well for non-VA providers, veterans and the public. The courses are accredited and meet medical licensure requirements.  Visit the Veterans Health Initiative webpage.


The PILOTS Database

An electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events, PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) does not restrict its coverage to articles appearing in selected journals. It attempts to include all publications relevant to PTSD and other forms of traumatic stress, whatever their origin without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations. This is a free, searchable database open to the public. Access the PILOTS database.