TexVet 2016 "Where The Research Meets The Road" symposium.

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We are passionate about seeking out effective veteran-focused organizations in Texas and making them easily accessible to you through web, phone, and email.

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This is a peer-to-peer support group meetings for active duty, veterans, reserves, guard, and their family, led by individuals coping with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays 5pm-6pm and Thursdays 1pm to 2pm at 1308 Old Chico Road, Decatur TX 76234.

Contact Paula Johansen at (940) 626-1980.

Trauma survivor peer support for U.S. Military and Veterans on Fort Hood Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M!

No one wades a stream without getting wet and no one comes back from war unchanged. For most, this is a toughening process. It is a self-awareness generation engine. The efforts of our troops may produce internal struggles, but those efforts also produce tested, accomplished people.

Sometimes, people need a hand in slowing the internal disquiet and conflict that combat, deployment, military sexual trauma, or other abnormal situations produce. No one is better prepared to speak with a Veteran about her experiences than another Veteran, a peer.

With the peer-to-peer network, veterans go through a training course that teaches them how to facilitate groups of veterans. Once trained, they are tasked with going out into their local communities and creating peer groups. Because members of the group set the rules, no two peer groups are the same. 

 

 

 

Hi all. We are about to begin another round of groups for veterans. We have three groups currently running in cooperation with the Fort Worth VA and we are adding two more. These groups are open to any military veteran currently serving or honorably discharged.

 

DAYTIME GROUP  Thursdays at 3:00

 

EVENING GROUP  Mondays at 6:00

 

Please help us spread the word about this wonderful opportunity. 

 

 

Brooke Knox, MS, LPC-S

Clinical Director

Paws for Reflection Ranch

(972)775-8966

http://www.pawsforreflectionranch.org

Texas A&M Group for Returning Veterans - 5:30 pm in College Station

This is a support group for student veterans who are returning from the military, deployment, or to college. It is open to all veterans enrolled at Texas A&M. The group provides support, understanding, and suggestions to help students deal with the readjustment challenges unique to returning veterans. You MUST be an A&M student. 

WHO:  Veterans , spouses and family. Also general public.

WHAT:  Veterans Legal Clinic - Wichita Falls

WHEN:  Thursdays, 5:30pm until 8:00pm

WHY:  Free legal clinic.  All civil.  For example - Wills, Bankruptcy, Homeless, General.

HOW:  No appointment required.  Bring all documents related to your case.

WHERE:  Martin Luther King Center, 1100 Smith Street in Wichita Falls


G.I. Jargon is a Veteran-led, open support group for Veterans of all generations.

We cover a new topic every week, and any veteran is welcome to attend this session. This is a chance for veterans to sit down with other veterans to discuss their transition, experiences in combat, and issues that veterans face when they come home.

Newcomers are always welcome.

 

 

 

***Every Thursday of the month we meet at 6pm.

Check website for event times and location.

http://www.main.org/mowwaustin/


The Military Order of  the World Wars is a patriotic nonpartisan organization, and was established in 1919 to promote the welfare of our Nation.   The Order provides an opportunity for Officers of all of the Uniformed Services to unite in a strong program to promote National Security, Patriotism, Good Citizenship and Service to Country.  The chapter holds regular meetings to hear important speakers and to plan for the  support of outreach programs in support of the Preamble of the Order.

Preamble

To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;

To inculcate and stimulate love of our Country and the Flag;

To promote and further patriotic education in our Nation;

Ever to maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity, and supremacy of our National Government and the Constitution of the United States;

To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the Armed Forces;

To promote the cultivation of Military, Naval and Air Science and the adoption of a consistent and suitable policy of National Security for the United States of America;

To acquire and preserve records of individual services;

To encourage and assist in the holding of commemorations and the establishment of Memorials of the World Wars;

And to transmit all these ideals to posterity, under God and for our Country, we unite to establish; "The Military Order of the World Wars."

- See more at: http://www.texvet.org/partners/military-order-world-wars-moww-austin#sth...

February 4, 11, 18, & 25 Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm

The Writer's Garret presents at McLennan Community College a FREE multi-day writing workshop for veterans, every Thursday evening in February.

We invite ALL recent and longtime military veterans to join us. Your story can change lives. Learn to tell it with skill and power.

Share your military experiences through writing in a way that will help others to better understand your service. Not an academic course, we will walk you through simple, straightforward strategies to help you process and write about intense experiences in a way that also promotes physical and emotional well-being.

The workshop will draw upon the research of Dr. James Pennebaker, author of Writing to Heal, and on instructor Leila Levinson's experiences writing memoir and fiction and working with veterans.

Plan to attend all four class meetings to make the most of what writing your experience offers for you and others.

About the Instructor: Leila Levinson has led writing workshops for veterans and their spouses in Austin over the last three years. She is a former member of AFVAC—Austin Veterans and Family Advisory Council—which advised the Austin VA about its services. The daughter of a World War II veteran, she teaches writing and a literature of the Holocaust course at St. Edward’s University in Austin. Her book, Gated Grief, was a finalist for the 2013 Texas Nonfiction Book Award and won the 2011 President's Award from the Military Writers Society. Her website, www.veteranschildren.com, is a resource and forum for adult children of veterans

The Writer’s Garret is a nonprofit literary center in North Texas whose mission is to foster the education and development of readers, writers, and audiences by putting them in touch with quality literature, each other, and the communities in which they live and write.

FREE

All Central Texas military veterans within driving distance of Waco are welcome. No previous writing experience needed.

Questions about what to expect in the workshop? Contact: leilalevinson@yahoo.com

Questions about veterans services and organizations at McLennan? Contact Fred Hills, PhD, Dean of Arts, Sciences & Business fhills@mclennan.edu

 

This FREE workshop for Military Veterans is made possible by the following:

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What do County Veteran Service Officers do?

County Veteran Service Officers work with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other nationally chartered veterans organizations to assure that veterans and their dependents receive the entitlements they deserve.

Click here for a sortable, searchable directory of Texas' County Veteran Service Officers.

What is the Military Veteran Peer Network?

With the peer-to-peer network, veterans go through a training course that teaches them how to facilitate groups of veterans. Once trained, they create local community peer groups. Because members of the group set the rules, no two peer groups are the same.

Click here to learn more.