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Upcoming Events

Aug
28
Thu
all-day Mental Health Summit – Salisbury... @ Salisbury VAMC
Mental Health Summit – Salisbury... @ Salisbury VAMC
Aug 28 all-day
2014 marks the second year that the US Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a Mental Health Summit at each of the VA Medical Centers. The VA is interested in developing and sustaining partnerships with community agencies and organizations to meet the mental health care needs of Veterans and their families. The Summit offers a forum for the VA to provide information about its services and resources and to obtain input on what community providers can offer. For more information.
2:00 pm August Governor’s Working Group ... @ NCNG Headquarters
August Governor’s Working Group ... @ NCNG Headquarters
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting in JFHQ Command Conference Room. Call-in information: 855-521-0877 (no pass code). Registration closes the Monday afternoon prior to the meeting.
3:00 pm Military Personnel and Veterans ...
Military Personnel and Veterans ...
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Webinar: Military Personnel and Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence Offender Intervention Sponsored by the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP), this webinar focuses on offender intervention models where the intimate partner violence (IPV) offender is a service member or veteran. Three models—the Change Step Program, the Strength at Home Program, and the STOP Program—will will be presented. To register, click here.
Sep
3
Wed
2:00 pm Key Components of Building Commu...
Key Components of Building Commu...
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Webinar: Key Components of Building Community Networks to Support Our Military Sponsored by Army OneSource, this webinar addresses how to build effective support networks for service members, veterans, and their families (SMVFs). An effective network relies on an understanding of issues that SMVFs face in integrating into civilian communities. For more info and to register, click here. Space is limited.
Sep
4
Thu
all-day Mental Health Summit – Durham VAMC
Mental Health Summit – Durham VAMC
Sep 4 all-day
2014 marks the second year that the US Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a Mental Health Summit at each of the VA Medical Centers. The VA is interested in developing and sustaining partnerships with community agencies and organizations to meet the mental health care needs of Veterans and their families. The Summit offers a forum for the VA to provide information about its services and resources and to obtain input on what community providers can offer. For more information.
10:00 am WRAL Capital Area Career Expo – ... @ NC State University McKimmon Center
WRAL Capital Area Career Expo – ... @ NC State University McKimmon Center
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This free event is sponsored by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board. The Career Expo provides an opportunity for veterans to explore possible careers.  Click here for event flyer.
Sep
10
Wed
all-day Mental Health Summit – Fayettevi... @ Fayetteville VAMC
Mental Health Summit – Fayettevi... @ Fayetteville VAMC
Sep 10 all-day
2014 marks the second year that the US Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a Mental Health Summit at each of the VA Medical Centers. The VA is interested in developing and sustaining partnerships with community agencies and organizations to meet the mental health care needs of Veterans and their families. The Summit offers a forum for the VA to provide information about its services and resources and to obtain input on what community providers can offer. For more information.
Sep
11
Thu
8:00 am Boots to Suits HR Professionals ... @ McKimmon Conference and Training Center
Boots to Suits HR Professionals ... @ McKimmon Conference and Training Center
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Boots to Suits HR Professionals and Hiring Managers Conference The Military Professional, Personal and Family Development Program at the Fayetteville State University Department of Social Work is sponsoring a conference aimed at business executives, hiring managers, and HR professionals to the benefits of hiring veterans. For more information about the conference and to register, click here, or call K. Berrak Walters at 910/672-1250 or email kwalter3@uncfsu.edu. Boots to Suits Conference Program Press Release
Sep
16
Tue
all-day 2014 Procurement Summit @ Embassy Suites Cary
2014 Procurement Summit @ Embassy Suites Cary
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
The North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association is hosting power networking sessions during the evening of September 16, followed by educational sessions and business matchmaking on September 17. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email info@ncvetbiz.org.
Sep
17
Wed
all-day This Land Is Your Land National ... @ University of Utah Guest House
This Land Is Your Land National ... @ University of Utah Guest House
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day
This Land Is Your Land National Symposium “Toward a Better Understanding of Nature’s Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families” This symposium brings together a variety of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing nature-based, resiliency-building, and restorative experiences for Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families. Delegates include scientists researching the resiliency-building and restorative power of nature-based experiences, representatives from a cross section of organizations providing nature-based outings, and interested others from across the allied[...]

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Governor's Working Group on Veterans Service Members, and their Families
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VISN 6 Newsletter

VISN 6 Publishes its Monthly Newsletter The Voices of VISN 6 provides information on developments in medicine, technology, and access that impact health care for Veterans in our State. VISN 6 includes the VA Medical Centers and facilities in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and part of West Virginia.

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HUD-VASH Vouchers

HUD-VASH Vouchers Go to Chatham County The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the awarding of $7 million to 24 local public housing agencies across the country to help nearly 1,000 homeless veterans find permanent housing. The supportive housing assistance is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. In NC, Chatham […]

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Ending Vet Homelessness

Two Areas in NC Pledge to End Veteran Homelessness The National Alliance to End Homelessness is now tracking the cities where mayors and other local government officials have signed onto the challenge to end veteran homelessness. As of July 22, they have developed a map, which indicates which mayors or other local government officials have committed to join the initiative. So far in NC, two areas have made this pledge—Asheville/Buncombe County Continuum of Care (CoC) and Raleigh/Wake County CoC. For […]

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Interview with Dr. Ken Blackman

On July 6, Stories from the Road featured an interview with Dr. Blackman, a recovering veteran who is committed to helping peers and training them. Click here to read more.

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All-American Veterans Center

All-American Veterans Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College – a Best Practice for Vets On June 16, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) opened its All-American Veterans Center to support its student veterans. Named as one of eleven outstanding Student Veteran Centers in the country by the Student Veterans of America, FTCC has enrolled about 3,000 student veterans since 2012. To read more, click here.

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US Department of Labor Announces Recipients of Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program

In a June 26 press release, the US DOL announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. Two grants went to North Carolina—the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc. ($200,000) and the Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc. ($299,435). Click here to read more.

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Walking through Grief: Tools for Finding Hope Along the Grief Journey

The Fort Bragg Employee Assistance Program is hosting a 10-week support group for individuals experiencing the death of a loved one. The session provides both support and coping strategies. The closed group begins on August 7 and ends on December 11. A box dinner is available at 5:30; the group runs from 6 to 7:30 pm. To obtain more information and to register, contact Lisa Taylor at Lisa.M. Taylor36.civ@mail.mil or 910/396-5784.

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Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University promotes interdisciplinary scholarship about social, psychological and economic issues that affect the veteran and military family community. Areas of interest include education and employment-focused programs, and to this end, they develop policy and research briefs and resources. Two resources that may be of particular interest to those assisting veterans in their pursuit of careers are Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military […]

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Defense Centers of Excellence: From Service Member to Civilian: Tools for Transition

The DCoE recently posted resources to assist service members reintegrate into their communities. Resources include information about education, employment, financial health, and life stress. Read more.

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Battered Women’s Justice Project

The Battered Women’s Justice Project recently released an online publication, Representing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Connected with the Military – A Handbook for Civil Attorneys.  Aimed toward civilian attorneys and legal advocates, the handbook provides information on legal topics that affect military members and their spouses that have been involved in intimate partner violence. A copy of the handbook can be downloaded from http://www.bwjp.org/files/bwjp/files/attorney_handbook_2014.pdf.

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