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Recognizing the Effects of Secondary Traumatic Stress & Burnout – July 24

This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize signs of secondary traumatic stress and burnout and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques. Wednesday, July 24, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Johns Hopkins University in Rockville, MD, or available virtually via Webinar. Registration is required.

VA Women’s Health Transition Training

Tuesday, July 23rd at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Montgomery County. Join AMVETS and the VA for a women Veteran-led training covering topics such as Transformed VA Culture, Range of VA Women's Health & Mental Health Services, VA Health Care Eligibility and Enrollment and much more. This training is for active duty service women who plan to transition to civilian, Reserves, National Guard or veteran status in 2019 or 2020. It is also open to any female veteran who has not enrolled in VA medical care. Registration is required.

New Veteran Focused Toastmasters Chapter

Join the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Toastmasters International for a demonstration meeting on Saturday, August 10th at 11:30 am to find out more about the soon to be formed Toastmasters Chapter specifically focused to include Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Military, Caregivers and Friends. Toastmasters helps people become better communicators and leaders. It allows you to engage with people who share similar interests in a supportive and comfortable setting. It can be beneficial to persons transitioning to a new phase in their career. Come out on Saturday, Aug 10th to find out more and see if Toastmasters is a fit for you!

Free Disabilities Benefits Review for Veterans

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals will be hosting a Free Disabilities Benefits Claims Review for Veterans. Wednesday, July 24th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Meet with a trained nationally accredited claims expert for 45 minutes to learn how to properly file a Fully Developed Claim for disability benefits. Registration Required.

Technology Drive for Veterans

Northern Virginia Technology Council is proud to partner with AbleVets and Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce to collect new and used technology to donate to Tech for Troops (T4T). Ten sites in Northern VA and Washington DC will be accepting donation drop offs now through July 26th (see full post for locations.) All donations are tax deductible. Tech for Troops is a non-profit based in Richmond, VA, whose mission is to bridge the digital divide for Veterans and their families. Donations to T4T are refurbished and provided free of charge to Veterans in need, who also can receive IT training and job opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities with The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues needs about 10-15 additional volunteers to assist with the moon bounces and tables of items at the Annual "Clay Day" community event. Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 12pm-5pm.

Welcome Home Benefits Fair

Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Join a host of government and community partners together as they offer assistance to all veterans and transitioning service members. This is a free event. Registration is recommended.

The Veterans Art Show Accepting Submissions

Veterans! Get your art together for exhibition in the upcoming Veterans Show at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick Maryland. Veteran artists are invited to submit one work of art for exhibition. All mediums are eligible. Not theme is required. All submissions will be included in the exhibition unless otherwise indicated by Delaplaine staff. The Veterans Show will take place November 2 - December 1, 2019.

Applications LIVE for WeWork Veterans in Residence

Bunker Labs and WeWork are accepting applications for the next tribe of WeWork Veterans in Residence Powered by Bunker Labs. Applications are now open until August 18th, 2019. Our next national tribe will launch in October 2019.

NOW ENROLLING: NAMI Homefront Online 

Registration is now open for the NAMI Homefront Online Program. NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

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