Women Veterans' Mental Health

Emerging Trends, Challenges, and Innovative Responses

Originally aired: September 20th, 2017
9:30AM - 12:30PM PDT

  The number of women veterans is expected to double in the near future, and while women have long been subjected to the same military service stressors as men, clinical research and treatment protocols have been developed almost entirely within the context of service member and veteran men. In the absence of data and programs, communities and policy makers alike are struggling to understand and respond meaningfully to the mental health needs of women.

  Co-hosted by Swords to Plowshares and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), this training explores the landscape of care for women veterans, including service-connected injuries and life circumstances that may lead women veterans to crisis and risk for suicide; unique treatment considerations; policy implications; challenges in research and emerging trends; and innovative ideas for women veteran mental healthcare.  
Presenter
Lindsey Sin
Deputy Secretary
Women Veterans Affairs, California Department of Veterans Affairs
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Presenter
Megan Zottarelli
Assistant Director
Institute for Veteran Policy at Swords to Plowshares
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Presenter
Gail Soffer
Founder and Executive Director
Mindful Warrior Project
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Presenter
Vanessa Reyna
Supervisor
CSP Inc Victim Assistance Programs
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Presenter
Thais Williams
Suicide Prevention coordinator, Director
SFVAHCS
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Presenter
Amy Fairweather
Policy Director
Swords to Plowshares
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