March 28 Webinar: Resources for Women Veterans

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The Long Road Back: Resources for Women Veterans

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Central Time)

The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on resources for women veterans. Women make up 15% of the active duty military population and 18% of the National Guard and Reserves. Women have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan frequently and multiple times over the past decade. Women veterans are experiencing many challenges when returning from the war zones and reintegrating into the civilian world. Some women veterans are survivors of military sexual trauma. Some are intimate partner violence survivors or may still be in abusive relationships. Some had trauma histories before entering the military. In addition, some women veterans are dealing with physical injuries and/or co-occurring conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and depression, etc. Some are unemployed and homeless. Webinar speakers will discuss programs and services for women veterans provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans service organizations, the Business and Professional Women's Foundation, and advocacy groups. A woman veteran will share her personal experience finding and accessing programs and services.

A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect.

  1. Teleconference (Your standard long distance charges will apply).
  2. VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required).

Presenters: Betty Moseley Brown, Ed.D, Associate Director of the Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs; Joy J. Ilem, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans; Deborah L. Frett, Chief Executive Officer, Business and Professional Women's Foundation; Rachel Natelson, Legal Director, Service Women's Action Network; Kayla Williams, Author/Veteran.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP

Description:Do you serve women veterans? Do you know where to find services for women veterans? Do you understand the VA system and who is eligible for services? Do you know how to access these services? Do you find it difficult to make referrals to programs that provide the kinds of services needed by women veterans? This Webinar will help you identify the issues faced by women veterans and maneuver the maze of programs and services available for them.

Registration Details:This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

  • Arrest (GTEAP) grantees:you areREQUIREDto enter yourOVW-issued grant numberwhen registering for this training.

Do you require closed captioning?BWJP Requires 5 business days notice. Please email us attechnicalassisatance@bwjp.orgwith "Closed Captioning" in the subject line.

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