Military & Veterans Practice Tools

Improving Transitions for U.S. Military Veterans

Carrie Dorn, LMSW, MPA

Oct 01, 2019

Federal initiatives are helping to support exiting service members and connect them to timely health resources.


Older Veteran Behavioral Health Resource Inventory

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

May 24, 2019

This inventory provides an overview of resources for health and social service professionals interested in enhancing their outreach and support for older Veterans who have or are at risk for behavioral health conditions. It provides programs and publications on topics including post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention, long-term services and supports, and much more.


Tobacco & Health Resources for Veterans

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

May 23, 2019

Smoking affects everyone differently and VA offers specialized resources to help Veterans quit. Contact a VA health care provider to learn about local smoking cessation clinics and group counseling sessions available. Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) to receive counseling and assistance from a Quit VET counselor. The free SmokefreeVET text message program can provide daily advice and support. Text VET to 47848 or visit to sign up.


Veterans Crisis Line

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Sep 11, 2018

The Veterans Crisis Line provides direct, confidential access to caring, qualified responders through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of the responders are veterans themselves. Access is available via phone, chat and text.


Veterans' Issues Resources

RAND Corporation

Apr 13, 2018

As veterans return home and adjust to civilian life, they and their families face new challenges and many communities struggle to meet their unique needs. Rigorous research is essential to addressing the challenges facing veterans and to finding long-term solutions.

RAND research explores key issues concerning veterans such as health and well-being, education, employment, and family support.


Military Terms & Acronyms

These terms and acronyms may be helpful to social workers who work with service members, veterans, and their families.


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