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Women Warriors--Invisible No More Event

PRESS RELEASE

May 4, 2022

Casper , WY — The Casper VA Clinic and Casper Vet Center are proud to announce “Women Warriors--Invisible No More”, a women Veterans event, will be held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, on June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Women Veterans and their families are cordially invited to join the VA and other Casper community organizations for resources and presentations,  door prizes, plus activities for children.  “Invisible No More” will also raise awareness of women Veteran-specific needs and offer education regarding whole health and overall well-being to both the women Veterans and their family members. 

The Casper Vet Center, located at 1030 North Poplar Street, and Casper VA Clinic, located in the Parkridge Professional Center at 6000 East 2nd Street, are local resources for women Veterans. Representatives from both will be available for questions about services. Additional participants include the Wyoming Veterans Commission, local VFW representatives, Solutions Counseling Services, Reach 4A Star Riding Academy and others.

The full schedule is available below and at https://www.va.gov/sheridan-health-care/events/44525/

Media interested in additional information or interviews about this event are invited to email SHEpublicaffairs@va.gov.

EVENT SCHEDULE

11:30-12:00 
After the Pandemic – Emotional Health and Meeting Life’s Challenges for You and Your Family 

Presented by: Solutions Counseling Services 
Location: Lobby 
Description: This presentation will include how the pandemic has affected our children and marriage/relationships. It will also include a discussion on meeting daily challenges and how to stay healthy.

12:00-1:00 
Women Veterans Focus Group 

Presented by: Meagan Kekich, LCSW 
Location: The Mobile Vet Center in the Nic parking lot
Description: This small group discussion is for women Veterans to provide input on VA resources they find helpful, but also ones they would like to see from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

12:45-1:15 
Substance Abuse and Addictions in family systems  

Presented by: Tisa Sucher, LCSW 
Location: Lobby 
Description: How a woman's healing journey from substance abuse impacts the family structure.

1:45-2:15 
An Overview of issues for Women in the Military; past & present 

Description: The issues experienced by women in the U.S. military have historically been largely overlooked. This session will touch on a few of the unique issues women Veterans experienced and continue to face while serving their country alongside their male counterparts.
Presented by: Deb Stevens, LCSW 
Location: Lobby 

2:30-3:00 
Military: a change of perspective as a woman 

Danielle Smith, social worker, Army Veteran and VFW state officer for Wyoming
Location: Lobby 
Description: Presentation from Army Veteran Danielle Smith will be about how the military changes your perspective on everything during service and afterward as a Veteran.

3:00-4:45 
Acudetox Acupuncture  

Acupuncture by: Jude Sandoval, LAc 
Location: Lobby 

Children's Agenda

11:30-12:00 
Mindfulness Play

by Dr. Khanh Tran 
Location: Outside courtyard

1:00-1:30 
Feeling Good

by Solutions Counseling Services 
Location: Outside courtyard

2:00-2:30
Zen Sand Trays

by Jasmine Tran
Location: Outside courtyard

3:00-3:30 
Mindfulness Play

by Dr. Khanh Tran 
Location: Outside courtyard

Media contacts

Kristina Miller, Public affairs officer

307-675-7028

kristina.miller2@va.gov

Cherish Thomson, Public Affairs Specialist

307-675-7026

Cherish.Thomson@va.gov

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