The Resource VA national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans

VA national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans

Label
VA national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans
Title
VA national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans
Title variation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans
  • VA family education and support
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq -- known as Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), respectively -- have progressed, increasing numbers of OEF/OIF servicemembers have transitioned to veteran status and have begun receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA data show that as of March 2008, over 868,000 OEF/OIF servicemembers, including National Guard and Reserve members, had left active duty and become eligible for VA health care, and over 340,000 -- about 40 percent -- had accessed VA health care services. Returning OEF/OIF veterans may have a range of health care needs, such as treatment for mental health conditions like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other injuries, or counseling to address difficulties readjusting from wartime military service to civilian life. Family members can play an important role in helping and supporting OEF/OIF veterans. For example, family members may notice symptoms the veteran has, such as anxiety or difficulty sleeping, and encourage the veteran to seek care. They may also help the veteran identify health care services and ensure that the veteran receives needed services. Family members may also provide emotional support -- such as encouragement and reassurance -- to the veteran. For example, they can support the veteran's efforts to reach rehabilitation goals by providing encouragement and helping the veteran stay motivated to participate in rehabilitation therapy. To help the veteran, family members may need a range of education and support from VA. They may need information about symptoms of mental or physical conditions, how those conditions can affect the veteran and the veteran's family, and the health care resources and treatment options that are available. They may also need information on potential readjustment difficulties that the returning veteran may face, as well as ways in which family members can help and support the veteran. At the same time, family members may experience difficulties -- such as stress, uncertainty, or strained relationships -- due to the veteran's medical conditions or readjustment difficulties
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • Military dependents
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Military dependents
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • United States
Label
VA national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 28, 2008)
  • "October 22, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-22R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
30 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)263984608
  • (OCoLC)ocn263984608
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 9/28/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0922r.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
VA national initiatives and local programs that address education and support for families of returning veterans
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 28, 2008)
  • "October 22, 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-22R."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
30 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)263984608
  • (OCoLC)ocn263984608
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 9/28/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0922r.pdf; current access available via PURL

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