Patient Care Services
Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP)
CCTP Viewing Event Training Module Resources
The resources listed below are referenced during the CCTP training videos and provided to training participants as handouts. They may be downloaded and printed from the links below.
- Module 1 - "Military Culture and the Wounds of War"
Module 1 Resources
- Module 2 - "Pastoral Care with Veterans and their Families"
Module 2 Resources
- Module 3 - "Mental Health Services and Referrals"
Module 3 Resources
- Module 4 - "Building Community Partnerships"
Module 4 Resources
- Webinar - "Moral Injury and Clergy"
Additional CCTP Resources
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
|Coaching Into Care
Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service of the VA which aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. Our goal is to help Veterans, their family members, and other loved ones find the appropriate services at their local VA facilities and/or in their community. We also provide coaching to family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life may be having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Coaching is provided by licensed psychologists or social workers, free-of-charge. Coaching involves helping our callers figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek treatment. We can help you get information about mental health, services at the VA and tips on how to begin the conversation about treatment with a loved one who is a Veteran.
Toll-Free Phone #: 1-888-823-7458
|PTSD Consultation for Providers
The goal of the PTSD Consultation program is to improve the care available to all Veterans with PTSD regardless of where they access services. The PTSD Consultation Program is free and available to providers outside of the VA who are treating Veterans with PTSD. Expert clinicians offer expert guidance on general issues that come up in the course of caring for Veterans with PTSD.
Toll-Free Phone # and Email: (866) 948-7880 or PTSDconsult@va.gov
|Make the Connection
MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. In addition to powerful stories, MakeTheConnection.net provides information about life experiences Veterans can relate to. They can also explore information about signs, symptoms, and conditions that are related to mental health and well-being. If you are a Veteran, or family member of a Veteran, facing challenges in your everyday life… You Are Not Alone. There are millions of Veterans and family members who have reached out for support during tough times. Their lives got better. Yours can too.
Resource Locator: http://maketheconnection.net/resources
|VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The VA National Center for PTSD has emerged as the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD. The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. Their website contains an area specifically for Veterans, the general public, family and friends to assist anyone who has gone through trauma or knows someone who has.
VA Mental Health and Chaplaincy is a national initiative that aims to achieve a more collaborative system of care for the benefit of Veterans and their families. The initiative is born out of understanding that mental health and spirituality are interrelated aspects of overall health for many Veterans. For these Veterans, it is important that their needs be attended to within a coordinated system of care.
- Suicide Prevention, https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/
- VA Homeless Veterans Program, https://www.va.gov/homeless/index.asp
- VA Women Veterans Program, https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/ProgramOverview/wvcc.asp
- VA Caregiver Support Program, https://www.caregiver.va.gov
- MyHealtheVet, https://www.myhealth.va.gov/
- Veterans Health Library, http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/
- Veterans Benfits Administration, https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/
- Training Courses for Veterans:
- The Veterans Online Self-Help Resource Center is a centralized website of online self-help resources for Veterans. The free, confidential and self-paced courses were developed to help Veterans and their families deal with stress and anger management and other mental health issues unique to the armed forces community.
- Anger & Irritability Management Skills (AIMS): This course offers a wide range of practical skills and tools to manage anger and develop self-control over thoughts and actions.
- Moving Forward: This course teaches skills to help you overcome stressful problems and meet your goals. The course is designed for Veterans and Service members who are facing challenges including managing stress, balancing school and family, relationship problems, coping with physical injuries, financial difficulties, and adjustment issues.
- Parenting for Service members and Veterans: This course provides military and Veteran parents with tools to strengthen their parenting skills and reconnect with their families. The course helps parents deal with both everyday problems and family issues unique to their military lifestyle or history.