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Opportunity for Veterans to share valuable feedback to VA leadership

ELSMERE, DE – The Wilmington VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veteran Resource Benefits Fair and Veteran Town Hall meeting on July 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Education and Resource Center (Bldg. 5), at the Wilmington VA Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, Delaware.  The event allows veterans an opportunity to receive information about the VA and provide valuable feedback about VA services.

At the fair, veterans can receive information about VA programs, enroll for VA health care, and have questions answered about VA disability claims.  Representatives from the medical center and counselors from the Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office (VBARO) will be on-hand to assist and answer questions.

Veterans enrolling for VA health care should bring a copy of their DD-214 or other proof of military service.

For additional information, please call (302) 633-5389.

Presenting a MINI-MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT

Join us for an open discussion with providers – Nurses, Psychologists and Social Workers from the Wilmington VA Medical Center, including representatives from the Recovery Clinic, Substance Abuse Clinic, PTSD Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, and Crisis Services.

Learn about new approaches and the VA responses to:

  • The Opiate Crisis
  • The Veteran Suicide Crisis in DE
  • The Military Sexual Abuse Crisis
  • The effort to identify and reach HIGH RISK Veterans

Session will include handouts on specific DE Veteran issues and concerns.

THU, JULY 19 • 0830 HOURS
ADAMS STATE SERVICE CENTER
DPH Conference Room 100
546 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE  19947
Use Bldg Entrance #3 (directly across from DMV)

Representatives from the WVAMC include:
Diane Postell LCSW-SA
Robin Meyer LCSW-SA
Venice Anderson Pys.D _Psychologist-PTSD
Kristen Salber-Black PhD-Psychologist-MST
Brian Walker RN-Local Recovery
Kent Johnson LCSW-CADC

PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL:

CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS (J9)
O 302.326.7582
C 302.540.0711
E christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil

EMPLOYER      Connections CSP, Inc.

JOB TITLE        Community Outreach Specialist

The Community Outreach Worker’s responsibility is to identify low income Veteran families who are homeless or in jeopardy of losing housing, determine their program eligibility, and provide supportive services. Our goal is to alleviate homelessness for Veterans throughout the state of Delaware.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED, prefer candidate with experience working with the homeless
  • Street outreach experience a plus, in addition to being familiar with resources for low income individuals
  • If interested, email resume to Joni Patterson at jpatterson@connectionscsp.org

Beth Green Tie EventDOVER – Beth Rosebrooks, Community Engagement Director of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue) will serve as guest speaker at the Delaware Veterans Coalition’s bi-monthly meeting on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at FOP Lodge #3, 1584 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.

A Navy veteran, she served during the Cold War as an Ocean Systems Technician Analyst within the IUSS (Integrated Undersea Surveillance System) as part of the nation’s anti-submarine warfare effort.

RWB’s nationwide mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB has two chapters in Delaware, one above the canal (Team RWB Northern Delaware) and a Kent and Sussex chapter (Team RWB Dover). Their bright red shirts with the white and blue eagle are often seen at local 5k races, volunteering at community events or just walking briskly through Brecknock Park in Camden every Saturday morning carrying Old Glory with pride. Visit www.teamrwb.org for more information.

Mrs. Rosebrooks is Land Services Manager for the Delaware Department of Transportation and is a member of the Delaware Women Veterans Monument Committee. The monument will be dedicated November 3, on the grounds of Legislative Hall. She also serves on the planning committee for the upcoming 10th Annual Veterans Stand Down on September 21, in Dover.

The Delaware Veterans Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization created in May 2011 to advocate with Delaware elected officials on issues that affect all generations of First State veterans. It meets bi-monthly on the 4th Monday beginning each January. Membership is not required to attend meetings. All honorably-discharged Delaware veterans are eligible to join.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com for more information.

You are invited to a complimentary demonstration to learn more about

Equine Assisted Counseling and Learning Demonstration

Date: Aug 7, 2018
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Place: Little Bit Acres

17054 Fitzgerald’s Rd.
Lincoln De 19960
Barn is on September Way, between RT 113 and Calhoun Rd.

This is an opportunity for you to EXPERIENCE Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development

  • Learn about how this model is assisting military members and their families grow and heal
  • Ask questions and schedule your own event!

RSVP requested: 302-593-1378
courageoushearts1@rocketmail.com

 

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Our next DJF Community Network South quarterly meeting is coming up soon!

THU, JULY 19
0830 HOURS

ADAMS STATE SERVICE CENTER
DPH Conference Room 100
546 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947
Use Bldg Entrance #3 (directly across from DMV)

PLEASE RSVP

We are excited to present a MINI-MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT. Join us for an open discussion with providers -Nurses, Psychologists and Social Workers from the Wilmington VA Medical Center, including representatives from the Recovery Clinic, Substance Abuse Clinic, PTSD Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, and Crisis Services.

Learn about new approaches and the VA responses to:

  • The Opiate Crisis
  • The Veteran Suicide Crisis in DE
  • The Military Sexual Abuse Crisis
  • The effort to identify and reach HIGH RISK Veterans

Session will include handouts on specific DE Veteran issues and concerns.

Representatives from the WVAMC include:
Diane Postell LCSW-SA
Robin Meyer LCSW-SA
Venice Anderson Pys.D _Psychologist-PTSD
Kristen Salber-Black PhD-Psychologist-MST
Brian Walker RN-Local Recovery
Kent Johnson LCSW-CADC

POC:
CHRISTINE F. KUBIK
DELAWARE NATIONAL GUARD
DIRECTOR, JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH SVCS (J9)
O 302.326.7582
C 302.540.0711
E christine.f.kubik.nfg@mail.mil

“Plan Today to Thrive Tomorrow”

Our goal is to help caregivers do some planning around finances, living arrangements, respite, end of life issues, etc., relative to their loved one to whom they provide care.

Last year’s conference saw a record number of registrations, 220, and all of the surveys were positive. Our caregivers look forward to attending this event every year as a way to connect with other caregivers, take a break from their caregiving responsibilities, and learn about new resources in the community. We already have nearly 100 registrants, many of whom have not attended the conference in the past, and we still have almost 10 weeks to go!

As in past years, the exhibitor hall will be open an hour before our first speaker starts, as well as breaks and lunchtime, to assure our attendees get enough time to spend with you. Space is limited to 35 exhibitors, and we will be limiting the number of “same type” exhibitors so that caregivers are able to get a variety of information.  Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Conference Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Location: Executive Banquet and Conference Center
Time: 9 am – 3 pm (first speaker starts at 10 am)
Cost: (one person)
For Profit Agency/Business:  $250
Not for Profit/State Agency:  $200

Conference Flyer

Download Flyer Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to bring an additional person, or plan to share a table with another agency, the cost is an additional $25 to cover food expenses. Once we receive the attached registration form, we will send an invoice for payment. Additionally, if you are interested in other sponsorship opportunities, please contact me directly and I would be happy to discuss options with you.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to participate in the only conference in Delaware focused on the ever-increasing group of family caregivers.

POC:
Nancy Chipman Ranalli, PT
Director of Community Outreach & Assistive Technology
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
302-221-2033

Open seats still available for class that starts July 15, 2018

The DE National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe program is for high school dropouts, those no longer attending, and those failing in high school.

The Youth ChalleNGe program is a highly structured military styled, non-traditional educational environment that integrates training, mentoring, tough love, and diverse educational and extracurricular activities. The Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a 17-1/2 month program that offers at-risk youth the opportunity to get a GED after a 22-week in-resident program located in Laurel, MD. This program is an excellent opportunity for students that cannot conform to a traditional learning environment and are willing to learn but need discipline.

There is no cost for tuition, room, or meals.

Refer to flyer for program requirements and other details!

Download Flyer

PROGRAM POC:
Mrs. Karen Hughes
Youth ChalleNGe Counselor Liaison
302-326-7102  OFFICE
karen.m.hughes18.nfg@mail.mil

Free Information Session in Wilmington on July 19!

Short-term professional development programs that provide immediately applicable benefits!
Meet faculty, students and program staff, and get your questions answered.

Thursday, July 19 • 6-8 p.m.
Arsht Hall
2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, DE 19801

Attendance and refreshments are free.
Reservations are requested.

RSVP NOW!
Visit pcs.udel.edu/info-session
or call 302-831-7600

All active duty military members, as well as veterans are eligible for 15% discount towards most of our programs, including the drone programs.

More details on the flyer.

Download Flyer

PROGRAM POC:
Vic Wang
Program Coordinator
Division of Professional & Continuing Studies
University of Delaware
Office: 302-831-3063

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