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Links of Interest

From the White House

White House Joining Forces Website
White House Press Release
New Commitments Will Improve Health Care for our Heroes
Remarks by the First Lady at Joining Forces Medical College Event

Other Resources

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Joining Forces Website
Understanding Military Culture (video)

Joining Forces in the News

Medical schools to increase focus on PTSD, TBI
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Major Coordinated Effort by America's Academic Institutions to Combat PTSD & TBI
Medical Schools Join First Lady's Health Initiative for Veterans
Medical Schools Commit to National Effort to Aid Military

Resources from the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)

Continuing Education Courses for Working with Patients with TBI and PTSD 

Traumatic Brain Injury: Veterans Health Initiative 
PTSD 101: Department of Veterans Affairs

Training and Materials for Providers

Interactive, Online Trainings: From the War Zone to the Home Front
Information about PTSD for providers from the National Center for PTSD 
Screening and referral for PTSD in healthcare settings
PTSD 101: Web-based curriculum for providers
Veterans Health Initiative independent study course on Traumatic Brain Injury 

Clinicians Trauma Update-Online (CTU-Online)

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A free, 9-hour, Web-based, multimedia, education course for mental health professionals seeking to learn Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Information for Patients and Family Members

CSSP (Citizen Soldier Support Program) Online Course on Understanding Military Family Issues
Information about TBI from VA’s national polytrauma system of care
Returning from the War Zone guides
Understanding Military Culture: 1 hr course 
Successful recovery in the words of Veterans 
For Family and Friends

Veterans Crisis Line

For 24-hour support:
1-800-273-8255, press 1 

TEXT to 8382455

  Veterans Crisis Line

Joining Forces

First Lady Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden Launch Joining Forces