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NAMI Homefront

A free six-session online class for family and friends of Military Service Members and Veterans.

The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran.

For questions:
Jenn Ford
Multi-Cultural Engagement Manager
NAMI Delaware
Phone 302-427-0787 ext 116

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Are you a female military member or veteran and have experienced trauma in your life?

(military or non-military related trauma)

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy provides unique opportunities for participants to heal and move through trauma and move on in more healthy and happy life patterns. No riding is involved: all activities are grounded with our herd and guided by an experienced treatment team. Join us to experience for yourself the healing power of horses!

Only 8 spaces available

July 2 – Aug 27, 10:00 am-11:30 am

Commitment to all 8 sessions is requested.

8848 September Way, Lincoln De 19960

Register by calling 302-593-1378 or 302-218-1463.


Rosemary Baughman LCSW, CADC,
EAGALA certified
Executive Director
Courageous Hearts…where horses empower people!
302-593-1378 P
302-265-2790 F

The National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide reflects VA’s vision for a coordinated national strategy to prevent suicide among all Veterans, maintaining VA’s focus on high-risk individuals in health care settings while promoting community engagement. The strategy offers guidance to VA’s employees and partners — including other federal agencies, state and local governments, health care systems, and community organizations — so that we, as a nation, can prevent Veteran suicide.


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With generous support from WSFS bank, Easterseals will be hosting Caregiver Workshops each month in New Castle and Sussex counties!

Come grab a snack, meet other caregivers, and learn some tools to help hone your skills as a caregiver.


New Castle: 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle DE 19720 Large Conference Room (Entrance 2)
Sussex: 22317 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown DE 19947 Large Conference Room (1st floor)


Each Month 10:00 am-11:30 am
New Castle: Third Wednesday

Can’t make it in person? Go to www.facebook.com/EastersealsDE to watch this presentation on Facebook live!
You can ask your questions and interact with us there.

Sussex: Third Thursday

Workshops are free, but registration is required.

Please call (302) 221-2087 or email resources@esdel.org to register.

Anya Taylor
Community Outreach Assistant
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
O: 302-221-2087

Caregiver Workshop (May-August)

Mindfulness Classes open to Veterans, Service Members and their spouses.

4 Monday evenings
6:30pm – 8:30pm
May 13 & 20 June 3 & 10
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

Instructors: Dr. Jenna Tedesco and one of her Vanguard group instructors

Mindfulness is a natural state of mind, a way of relating to all of experience, whether that experience is
perceived as positive, negative, or neutral. When in a mindful state one is aware of the activity of body
and mind, in the present moment, bringing a non-judgmental acceptance to all that is perceived.
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment,
and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.

Attendees can expect to be taught mindfulness practices and guided meditations, receive information about stress and wellbeing and grow in resilience and health. This class is open to all Veterans, Military Members, and their dependents.

You must register, and you MUST attend all 4 classes.
Cost: $25 for 4 classes

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Registration open for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Classes – statewide!

Classes are open to all DNG members, our Families, our Volunteers, and the community.

ASIST is a 2-day, intensive suicide intervention skills-training workshop
aimed at those who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in
helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST provides practical
training and is suitable for anyone in a caring role or working with
vulnerable people, from teenagers upwards. ASIST is the Army-approved
intervention training for Suicide Intervention Officers (SIOs) and
Gatekeepers (personnel most likely to come in contact with suicidal

ASIST is a 2-day Workshop – you must attend BOTH days.

Wed-Thu, May 8-9, 2019
0830-1630 hours
Biden National Guard/Reserve CTR
Delaware National Guard, JFHQ
1 Vavala Way, New Castle, DE 19720

Pre-registration is required to attend.

For DEARNG Soldiers only: Open to AGR & M-Day personnel. Command chain approval is required to enroll. Funding available through J9. Priority is given to unit’s Suicide Intervention Officers (SIO), so they meet training requirements under their DAO.

Donald H. Daley, CTR
Alcohol & Drug Control Officer
office: (302) 326-7106

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