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Exciting News Regarding Network Expansion!

We have exciting news to share with you! As you may have heard, Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Unite Us to connect community-based organizations, health care providers, and public agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. These efforts will expand the ServingTogether network and allow partners to serve a broader population, in addition to veterans and military families. This effort will bring in additional service providers to serve all community members in the Mid-Atlantic region, covering Northern VA, D.C., Suburban Maryland and Baltimore. The initiative is rolling out in a three-part phased approach that launches on June 23.

Invisible Wounds of Military Service: The Impact of Military Sexual Trauma

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Community of Practice presents the fourth Regional Community of Practice training event for our network users from our AmericaServes providers in Greater Pittsburgh, the National Capital Region, and larger South Hampton Roads communities. This workshop is FREE of charge to you and your staff within your organization. This will be a completely virtual training and we encourage you to join us to strengthen your ability to support the military and veterans in your community.

TAPS EQUINE THERAPY

TAPS is going to focus on those who are interested in learning more about equine therapy. They will talk with those who have experience in supporting others with this unique therapy with animals. This is a wonderful way to meet others with similar interests from the comfort of your home! If you do not have a camera, you have the option to call into the session and participate in the conversation.

Blue Star Families & MCEC Parent to Parent Virtual Workshops

Join Blue Star Families & the MCEC Parent to Parent Program for educational workshops on June 4th and 11th. Upcoming Workshops include Growth Mindset and June 4 and Finding Your Fit on June 11.

Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) – Meet-up Group

Are you a Military Spouse who is searching for a group to plugin? Search no further! You're invited to join the L.I.N.K.S. crew meet up group – where casual conversation happens! They're a relaxed group and don't mind at all if you arrive late, they understand life happens. So come out, meet other spouses who share common interests, are new to the base, or looking to meet new people. Their group is open to all Military Spouses. Children of all ages are welcome. (Parental Supervision Required) they typically meet once a month.

Navigating a Virtual Job Fair

The new standard of normal; virtual career and job fairs! Learn suggestions and recommendations for the proper protocol for preparing yourself for a virtual career and job fair to set yourself up for success! An overview of the basic flow of a virtual career and job fair, what you can expect, and how you can prepare and organize yourself to make a good impression. Open to all Active Duty, Reserve & National Guard & Their Spouses.

Free Online Creative Workshops

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is pleased to continue a partnership with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic to provide quality classes for adults and youth that explore Shakespeare for healing and wellness. This summer’s Shakespeare class will focus on how characters handle, overcome, and change themselves when faced with isolation and illness. Some with tragic, and others with comedic circumstances! Participants will analyze characters in extreme states of anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. What is our response, advice, and wish for these roles of classic stature?

Re-Opening Strategy: What Phase is Your VSO In?

Being a national organization, NAVSO has the privilege of seeing a broad view of the country's veteran-serving landscape. Many of their nonprofit members have stated they are in various phases of reopening while others are still operating under orders to work from home. So join in on the conversation!

RESILIENCE UNDER STRESS STUDY

Blue Star Families knows military families are routinely under stress through deployments and separations, and are familiar with uncertainty. The COVID-19 crisis is a universal stressor that has impacted all Americans – military, veteran, and civilian – simultaneously. Blue Star Families wants to know how military and veteran families are using their resilience to cope during these uncertain times. They know your time is valuable, and they don't take it for granted. As a study incentive, they will randomly select 5 people to win a $100 gift card!

Virginia Women Veteran Summit 2020

This exciting event will bring hundreds (if not thousands) of the commonwealth's veterans, employers, community leaders, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans through expert presenters, panel discussions and networking.

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