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Helpful on-line resources for student veterans

American veterans with brain injuries - American veterans 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.

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 public awareness.

PTSD combat - 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"

The soldiers 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.

TA online - 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.

Veterans transition 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 research.

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:

  1. Voices of Vets: eight college students provide an inside look at life as a returning veteran.
  2. Lecture Hall: an important part of talking openly with student veterans is asking respectful questions.
  3. Common Area: transitioning from combat to college can be challenging, but supportive friends can help make it easier
  4. 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 transition   
  5. 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 support.