Education

  • The Veterans History Project Would Love to Hear Your Story

    The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center is primarily an oral history program that collects and preserves the firsthand interviews of America’s wartime veterans. The DC Mayor’s office of Veterans Affairs conducts VHP interviews weekly. Interested veterans should contact the office to schedule and interview.

  • Business Basics for Transitioning Servicemembers Accepting Applications

    USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have teamed up to provide Business Basics — a program designed to give participants real-world corporate skills targeted around “how to get things done in Corporate America”. This program includes online classes, individual mentoring, classroom instruction and practical application exercises which will help transitioning service members hit the ground running in their first job after the military. Classes will be held at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:30pm September 7 – October 12. Applications will be accepted through 5:00pm Tuesday, August 29. Space is limited and a completed and submitted application does not guarantee a spot.

  • DCOE Psychological Health & TBI Summit

    September 19-21. This is an online, virtual event that will connect health care professionals, researchers and academicians involved in all aspects of psychological health and traumatic brain injury. Free to attend. CE credits available. Registration required.

  • Building Networks of Support for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) SMVF Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a webinar that highlights three examples of VSOs and other veteran initiatives that are partnering with the community to better serve the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families: (1) The George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, (2) the Cohen Veterans Network, and (3) the Student Veterans of America. Participants will learn how they can work together with these organizations and others to strengthen their community’s network of support. Registration is required.

  • Registration for the DC VA Mental Health Summit 2017 Extended to Aug. 18th

    The Mental Health Summit will bring together key stakeholders and community partners with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their family members. This year’s theme will be “Justice Involved Veterans”. Registration is required.

  • NAMI’s Ask the Doctor Webinar: The Opioid Epidemic

    On August 10, at 5 p.m. EST, NAMI’s Ask the Doctor Webinar will take an in-depth look at America’s opioid epidemic with Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia. Registration is required.

  • SMVF TA Center Webinar: Update on the VA’s New Activities and Direction

    Monday, August 14th from 2:00-3:00 pm. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been taking rapid steps forward in strengthening the accountability, accessibility, and quality of behavioral health care for veterans. This webinar will explore some of the emerging changes and provide participants an overview of unfolding policies and programs that will impact the behavioral health care of veterans. Registration is required.

  • Student Veteran Career Conference – Sept 11 & 12

    The Region 2 Student Veteran Conference will be held on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 – Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Arlington VA (1300 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Arlington, VA 22202). Student Veteran Career Conferences are physical and virtual events designed to connect corporate and government university recruiters with student veterans and military students (Active, ROTC, Guard, Reserve).

  • 2017 DCoE Summit Registration is Now Open

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, “Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices.” This year’s event will provide real-time access to more than 28 hours of state-of-the-science programming, where participants can earn up to 14 hours of continuing education credits during the live event by attending psychological health sessions, TBI sessions, or a combination of both.

  • Paid Internship with Warrior Canine Connection

    WCC will offer a one-year paid Internship for Veterans and Military Family Members. The goal of the Internship is for all participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work as Mobility Service Dog Trainers with proficiency in WCC’s Mission Based Trauma Recovery model.