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Fall 2016 Issue

PTSD is a battle for veterans' spouses, too

By Kristina Scala, staff writer, Burlington County Times, Aug 7, 2016


Carl Kosola / Photojournalist

Willy Ethier smiles at her husband, Leo Ethier, in their backyard garden in Delanco. 


Coaching Into Care's National Director, Steven Sayers, Ph.D., at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was interviewed for this story that appeared in the Burlington County Times on August 7, 2016. 

It chronicles the daily challenges families face when a loved one returns home with Posttraumatic Stress, how it is possible to live with PTSD, and what can be done to help win these battles at home. 

Read the Full Story here>>

PTSD is a battle for veterans' spouses, too | Local News |


VA Press Release VA releases report on nation’s largest analysis of Veteran suicide.  There have been some reductions in Veteran suicide, and read about VA efforts to help more Veterans with an expanded Veterans Crisis Line.

August 3, 2016, 03:45:00 PM

ICYMI:  As part of our 5 year celebration, we held a Facebook Live Town Hall with Wounded Warrior Project.  You can view this here: #ReachingVets

5 year

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Coaching Into Care

A Caring Navigator for Veterans' Families

If the Veteran in your family was having serious problems, what would you do?  Where would you go?

Julie contacted VA's Coaching Into Care program.  "They saved my son's life."  And her son's life had spiraled so out of control he was on a tenth floor balcony ready to jump.

Today, he is better and Julie says, "There is not enough praise in the world for VA's Coaching Into Care program."

Read Julie's story here>>

When you know a Veteran who needs help, please call Coaching Into Care at (888) 823-7458 Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm Eastern.

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 Service to School

Editor’s Note: Service to School is a 501c(3) non-profit that provides free mentorship and assistance to Veterans returning to school. While it is not a VA educational program, and not endorsed by VA, we strive to provide you with as much information about outside partnerships and resources as possible.

Veterans are often outsiders to the college system. Many are unaware of options, and even those who are aware do not know how to prepare a winning application. Take one recent example: a young Sgt. Saamon Legoski, who was considering his options when leaving the military. He did okay in high school but not well enough to win admission to any great schools. The natural choice for him was to go to community college. After several community college semesters, he considered other options and had nearly settled on finishing his degree at a for-profit institution.

Read the full VAntage Point blog here>>

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Veterans Day

Planning ahead for Veterans Day

Activities and opportunities abound for honoring Veterans

November 11, 2016

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CIC would like to thank and recognize colleagues who collaborated with us to promote or arrange care for our families and their Veterans:
  • Kelly Devine, LCSW, Mather VA Medical Center Walk-In Clinic
  • Molly P. Duchon, LISW-S, PTSD Clinical Team, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
  • Nikole S. Jones, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Perry Point VA Medical Center
  • C. Leann Ashlock, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
  • Michael Richardson, Executive Vice President, Independence Services and Mental Health, Wounded Warrior Project
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