Friday, July 27, 2012

PTSD Study Annoucement


Attention Spouses of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Reserve and National Guard Veterans

Note: For the purposes of this study, the term Spouse refers to individuals who are either married by law or are live in romantic partners. 

Researchers are calling for spouses of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (i.e., Afghanistan) veterans to take part in a doctoral research study. The focus of the study is on A) the burden of care felt in regard to their experience of being a spouse of a veteran; and B) how much social support the spouses think they have. This study entails taking 2 surveys administered online. The surveys will take less than 1 hour.

Participation Requirements: 

1) Your spouse was/is in one of the Reserve or National Guard branches of any of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force). 

2) Your spouse served in a combat zone associated with Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (i.e., Afghanistan).

3) Your spouse, after serving in OIF or OEF was diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Confidentiality is a top priority and will be maintained in the research study given the sensitivity of the topic. The names and other identifying factors of all participants will be protected throughout the study.

Please contact:
Jennifer Daniels, M.A., LCPC 

If you are not directed to the survey, please copy and paste the following to your browser: <a href="">Click here to take survey</a>

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Americorps VISTA Position Available with the Community Blueprint Network

Help North Carolina Communities Support Our Troops, Veterans, and their Families. AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available with the Community Blueprint Network.

The Community Blueprint Network (CBN) seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve in a community organizing position as Military Community Organizing Specialist. The position is full-time, full-year and located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The position will be supervised by Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization that mobilizes behavioral health professionals to provide voluntary services to servicemembers, veterans, and their families. The CBN is an initiative to assist communities better organize their private and public resources and services to be more responsive to the needs and strengths of the military community. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, marital or premarital status, or military service. Veterans and relatives of veterans and military service members are encouraged to apply. To find this service opportunity listing, click the “For Individuals” tab; then click “Advanced Opportunity Search;” then enter “Call to Service Corps/Community Blueprint (Field/NC)” in the program name field OR click on the link below.