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We are members of the Texas Military Veteran Peer Network and encourage you to join at https://www.milvetpeer.net/members/group.aspx?id=116385   Once you have joined, please sign up the Central Texas Killeen Chapter and you will have access to more information regarding Peer resources available. 

YOU TALK, WE LISTEN....Our Peer to Peer Support Workshops help you to talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic event.  Discussing your problems with peers is proven to be more successful to your well-being than discussing it with others.  Because peers served in the military, you can identify with each other.  Many times, they have been there and done that too!

Discussion Guide Revised 9-15-2020Supported by:
Peer to Peer Support in Greater Fort Hood Area:

Copperas Cove:  Via ZOOM

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77112319182?pwd=WHNxVVVEemxNa3ZEVmYwbHdqanRhdz09
                                  Wed: 1800-1900—P2P
Harker Heights:  American Legion 573, 225 Cox Drive, Harker Heights
                                 2nd and 4th Thurs: 1800-1900 P2P
Killeen:  American Legion 223, 208 So. Park, Killeen
                                 Tues:  1800-1900 Peer to Peer (P2P) (Females only) also on ZOOM at same time
                                 Thurs: 1800-1900 P2P
Nolanville:  DAV 22, 4601 E. Avenue H, Nolanville
                                  Tues: 1800-1900 P2P
CONTACT:  Greg Gutierrez 254-813-5834 (No meetings on holidays)
  
USEFUL LINKS
https://www.milvetpeer.net/members/group.aspx?id=116385 - Military Veteran Peer Network
http://veterans.portal.texas.gov/en/Pages/default.aspx Texas Veterans Portal website is a great resource for veterans and their families
|      ·         Military benefits                                      
|      ·         Employment resources                                           
|      ·         Education                                                      
|      ·         Health Care                                             
www.texvet.com (resources available to Veterans)
http://centralcountiesservices.org/local-state-national-resources/
Social Service help in your area 
https://www.auntbertha.com/
Ask your addiction, drug, alcohol and mental health - https://journeypure.com/ask-our-doctors/
Healthy Eating and Healthy Mental Health - https://online.rider.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/allied-health/understanding-effects-diet-on-mental-health/
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/veterans/
Operation Family Caregiver - www.operationfamilycaregiver.org
http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/  Texas Veterans Commission help with claims and benefit information
http://www.pathintl.org/resources-education/path-intl-equine-services-for-heroes
www.graceafterfire.org (outreach and resources for female Veterans)
www.usvetsinc.org (United States Veterans Initiative)
http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ (Order DD214 on-line)
AddictionGroup.org
A Veteran’s Guide to Starting a Business https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/building-a-business-as-a-veteran.php
Caliber Collision free to become auto body and collision repair techs
            https://calibercollision.com/about-us/community-involvement/changing-lanes
AppleiTunes - PTSD Coach
National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options  http://www.aging.com/complete-guide-for-veteran-seniors/
Android Market - PTSD Coach
https://bestsleephealth.com/anxiety/ 
www.bls.gov
www.bls.gov/sae  (state & metro employment earnings)
Veteran Education - Search accredited colleges and scholarships.
http://www.college-universities.com/military-schools.php
http://www.job-applications.com/
www.acinet.org  (career & Imi information)

https://www.addictionresource.net/best-drug-rehab-centers/texas/
Local Non Profit Addiction Treatment Directory

www.lmiontheweb.org  (state Imi & info, w.f. dev)
www.onetcenter.org  
www.doleta.gov  
www.servicelocator.org  (one stop locator)
www.carouselexpo.com  (nationaljob fair info)
www.stateline.org/live  (national/state info)
www.va.gov  (dept. of Veteran's affairs)
www.milspouse.org  (general spouse info)
www.careeronestop.org  (military transition info)
www.gsa.gov  (gsa.jobs and info)
www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html  
www.vobn.com  (veteran owned businesses)
www.veteranfranchises.com  
www.msccn.org  (military spouse career network)
www.dantes.doded.mil  (Vet educational support)
www.usa.gov  (government info by topic)
www.turbotap.org  (TAP official website)
www.usajobs.com  (Official.iobsite of Federal Gov't)
www.careerdfw.org  
www.bls.gov/eag/home.htm  (economy at a Glance)
www.michiganadvantage.org (economic development)
www.quintcareers.com  (job seeker tools)
www.wikipedia.org  (resource encyclopedia)
www.careerinfonet.org  
www.zoominfo.com  (people & company locator)
www.assessment.com (online assessments)
www.taonline.com/mosdot (civilian crosswalk)
https://householdquotes.co.uk/meditation-room/
www.militaryspousejobsearch.org  
www.military.com (comprehensive military info)
www.whitman.syr.edu/ebv (entrepreneur boot camp for Veterans with disabilities)
www.militaryonesource.com (military resources for military and spouses)
www.proudtoserveagain.com (Troops to Teachers)
www.vba.va.gov (V A benefits)
Anxiety - https://purple.com/blog/sleep-guide-for-anxiety
Best Colleges http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-guide-servicemembers-and-veterans/
College - see http://www.bestcolleges.com/
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/
Entrepreneur: https://www.business.com/articles/resources-veteran-owned-business/

Financial Assistance for Single Mothers  https://financialassistanceforsinglemothers.com/ 
Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
Free Grants for Veterans - http://freegrantsforveterans.org/
How to Help a Veteran with Substance Abuse: http://www.rehabcenter.net/veterans-and-substance-abuse/
HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
Learn How to Become a ...
      https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/vocational-trade-schools/ 
      https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-vocational-students/
https://online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/psychology/understanding-a-veteran-with-ptsd/
Mental Health Articles 
      http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/partnersincarecampaign/checklistforparents.aspx 
      https://www.bridges4kids.org/MHClassroomFactSheet.pdf 
      https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/meditation-room/ 
      https://www.redfin.com/blog/2014/11/5-ways-to-use-feng-shui-in-your-home-design.html
      https://www.helpguide.org/articles/addictions/drug-abuse-and-addiction.htm 
      http://www.swiftriver.com/anger-management-addiction/ 
      https://www.shieldmysenior.com/elderly-mental-health/ 
      https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/CRC/PDF/Public/6036.00.pdf
Mental Wellness Center
       https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/ptsd/taking-control-of-your-trauma-a-guide-to-ptsd-treatment/
       https://www.drugrehab.org/managing-ptsd-as-tradesman/ 
       https://www.harleytherapy.co.uk/counselling/ptsd-in-children.htm
       https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/meditation-room/
       https://www.surfdogricochet.com/so-you-want-a-ptsd-dog.html
      https://www.redfin.com/blog/the-veterans-complete-guide-to-relocation  
 
The Veterans’ Complete Guide to Relocation
For veterans with PTSD, it sometimes helps to get a fresh start post-service. This guide is an excellent resource for those who are ready to move on.
My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/
NASDVA.COM http://nasdva.com/
National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/
Returning to school - https://www.thesimpledollar.com/single-parent-financial-guide-return-to-school/
Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
Public Awareneww of Addiction https://delphihealthgroup.com/addiction-and-disabilities/
https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/resources/addiction-treatment-for-veterans
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: // www.publichealth.va.gov/
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

https://sixtyandme.com/aging/guide-veterans-benefits/
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/zipcares/veterans
Women Grants - http://freegrantsforwomen.org/

About Isolation - https://connect2affect.org/about-isolation/ 
This site offers an overview of the issue, as well as the most prevalent causes and solutions. The site also offers an assessment to help determine whether you or a loved one are at risk for isolation and a service that will text you reminders to check in on your loved ones.  

The Dangers of Senior Loneliness and Isolation - https://www.welbi.co/single-post/the-dangers-of-senior-loneliness-and-isolation
This page features similar information as the above resource, but in an infographic perfect for visual learners

Transportation and the Elderly - http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/caregivers-resources/grp-transportation/transportation-and-the-elderly-article.aspx
This article talks specifically about lack of access to transportation as one of the main concerns (and easiest fixes) related to senior isolation and depression.

Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: What to Expect, and How to Help the Entire Family Move Forward - https://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/preparing-for-the-death-of-a-terminally-ill-loved-one
Transitions, particularly the loss of a loved one and the adjustment to living alone, are major risk factors for depression in the elderly population.

Can Social Isolation be Solved with Technology? - https://www.seniorhousingforum.net/blog/2017/9/26/122-can-social-isolation-be-solved-technology
This article discusses how technology can be used to combat social isolation and why it shouldn’t be considered a total solution.

Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Poor Health - https://www.docsopinion.com/2017/08/13/loneliness-social-isolation/
This is an interesting look at poor health as a cause and result of isolation. It also discusses the Roseto effect, and how a close-knit community can positively impact heart health.

Employment Help
http://www.hloom.com/cover-letters/
https://www.resume-now.com/templates

http://grantsfornativeamericans.org/  

https://www.careerenjoyment.com/career-test-free-aptitude-test-and-quiz

Addiction Treatment
1. https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/veterans-resources/
2. https://www.alcohol.org/professions/military/
3. https://www.projectknow.com/find/killeen-tx/

Disability Awareness and Planning for Accessibility during Events

https://www.functioncentral.co.uk/health-safety-event-planning/disability-awarenes-and-planning-for-accessibility.html
https://www.bankrate.com/loans/student-loans/affording-college-as-an-adult/ 
50+ Unknown Home Remodelling Ideas For Seniors Comfort And Safety [A Rare Guide] - Modern Paint
returning service members on choosing a trade career

Updated 11-12-2021

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Facilitator Training
Military Support Program
Peer to Peer Support Workshops Facilitated
204 Priest Drive
Killeen, TX 76541
Mailing address: PO Box 763, Killeen, TX 76540-0763
Ph: 254-681-9112, 254-423-7632
Fax: 254-519-3366
24/7 line 254-813-5834
Email:  mail@bringeveryoneinthezone.org