U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
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.
These terms and acronyms may be helpful to social workers who work with service members, veterans, and their families.
U.S. Dept. of Defense
The U.S. military is made up of five distinct branches. While the military branches are separate entities, they often work together.
The Selective Service has met with scores of professionals who were not aware of the consequences for young men if they did not register. So NASW national staff worked with Selective Service, in consultation with NASW members in different fields of social work, to develop this toolkit, which contains tools for both client/external outreach and peer-to-peer outreach.
This toolkit supports the behavioral health and wellness of Veterans receiving services outside the VA health care system.