The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is creating new ways to connect Veterans and their friends and family members with services that improve their lives. A key part of Make the Connection is connecting Veterans with professionals who can help address the issues they may face. VA is committed to helping Veterans and their families by providing the best practices for mental health treatment, based on the latest research. Support the Veterans you interact with everyday and help them Make the Connection.
Resources for Clinicians Working with Veterans
Community Provider Toolkit – This VA site features key tools to support the mental health services you provide to Veterans. You can find information on connecting with VA, understanding military culture and experience, as well as tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions. http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/
Provider Resources – This website provides resources from VA’s knowledge base in mental health for doctors, therapists, campus counselors, psychology faculty, and other professionals who work with Veterans. http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/providers/index.asp
National Center for PTSD – This VA resource contains training materials, information, and tools based on the latest PTSD research to help providers and researchers with assessment and treatment. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/index.asp