VETFAMSA is a coalition of mental health providers other
health practitioners, educators,
members of the VA and Veteran Services Agencies, Active and Retired Military and
families, emergency services, and various other community members. We have
support all men and women of the armed services, and their families and loved
ones here in
the Hudson Valley. We work to:
- Raise awareness about the needs of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Identify needs of local military families as well as existing sources of support.
- Improve access to services and other support for our veterans and their families.
- Expand support networks and services for military families.
Great Resources to Support Military Children
- This document provides a sample – by no means a comprehensive list – of resources for supporting the
military child. Most of these can be read in full online or downloaded by going to the organization’s page
and clicking the article title.
Post-Deployment Stress: Helping Veterans and Their Families
- In all wars, healthy young people are trained to effectively perform
during violent, chaotic assault but at the risk of lasting psychological
damage. To survive, they are required to kill human beings never met; to
witness the violent death of comrades; to withstand the loneliness of being
continents away from home, in an unsafe place, lacking familiar food,
customs or language; to develop a keen awareness of risks both physical
(hyper-vigilance) and interpersonal (avoidance, suspicion, distrust.)
- What to look for...
All military families will be affected by
deployment-related stress – before the service
member leaves, while they are gone, and after
they return. Combat training and experience is
like no other. Veterans and their families make
difficult adjustments often invisible to others.
Veterans Outreach at Family Services of Westchester
- Veterans Outreach case management and counseling services are available to all service members, veterans and their
families. They provide services to veterans and families from all eras without restrictions to service dates, discharge, or dependency status.