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Veterans Employment Toolkit

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The Veterans Employment Toolkit was created by the National Center for PTSD, in conjunction with the VA's Mental Health Services.

The primary development team consisted of a group of psychologists at the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD. The National Center for PTSD is a VA center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. The purpose of the National Center for PTSD is to improve the well-being and understanding of American Veterans who have served our country.

The team included: Sara J. Landes, Ph.D.; Pamela Swales, Ph.D.; Pearl McGee-Vincent, Psy.D.; Rachel Rodriguez, Ph.D.; Shana Spangler, Psy.D.; Robyn Walser, Ph.D.; Josef Ruzek, Ph.D.

The team worked in conjunction with a number of other individuals and agencies to create a useful resource for employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, EAP providers, and Veterans. The team would like to thank these individuals and agencies, including:

  • Human resource recruitment and placement staff, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
  • Members of the US Army Reserve 63rd Regional Support Command, Psychological Health
  • College administrators and staff, community colleges in the Palo Alto, CA area
  • Veterans, Palo Alto Veterans Mental Health Council
  • Former Director, Legal and human resource departments for the city of Peoria, IL
  • Director and staff, Web Services, Office of Mental Health Services, VA
  • Director of Employee Resource Groups, Sodexo

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"The Veterans Employment Toolkit is a resource I and IVMF share with our business and industry partners and veterans we work with regularly. One barrier for both veterans and employers is a knowledge gap between them on what is possible and how to achieve it, and trusted information is vital. VA provides it in this toolkit."

~ James Schmeling, J.D. Managing Director, Co-Founder Institute for Veterans and Military Families*, Syracuse University



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