Veterans and transitioning service members: This new Department of Labor site can help you find a civilian job. On this site you can:
· Explore Veterans’ Job Bank/National Labor Exchange online job listings.
· Find careers similar to your military job, or you can explore other options.
· Connect with one-on-one assistance in job seeking and skills training at an American Job Center near you.
· Access industry career programs in agriculture, transportation, energy/utilities, and homeland security.
· Learn how to start a business, with resources just for vets.
There are resources for employers seeking to hire veterans too!
Healthcare services for retired military are strained. State-level Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are working to rebuild their reputation after the 2014 allegations of widespread patient neglect and long wait times. The responsibility private medical providers have toward veterans is clear — one-third of VA hospitals and clinics report inadequate mental health staff and patients wait an average of eight weeks to see a VA counselor for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even before the VA scandal, over half of returning veterans sought primary care outside of the VA system at private medical facilities.
Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members is the book discussed at this year’s Annual Convention. The book provides a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. This groundbreaking book acknowledges the significant contribution and sacrifice parents have made for their military children, provides strategies and resources that will assist them in understanding and supporting their son or daughter, and will validate their own personal experiences. Recommendations for helping them care for their returning service member are woven throughout the book, as well as education about the importance of taking care of themselves to help prevent caregiver burnout. Even in the best of circumstances, parents play an instrumental role in helping their sons and daughters successfully reintegrate after deployment. This book is a valuable resource for any parent who is seeking to better understand and support a returning military child while caring for themselves.
You can order a copy of Courage After Fire for the Parents of Service Members at a 35% discount by clicking on the link below. To receive the discount, simply enter the code provided on the landing page of the link upon check-out.