According to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, demand for services by veterans peaks about four decades after a conflict ends. The year 1978 was relatively quiet for active American military personnel, besides a brief Air Force involvement in South Zaire. Yet today, in 2018, the demand for veteran services is as high as many observers can remember it ever being.
In song and prose, surfing has long been celebrated as a way to soothe the mind and invigorate the body. But scientific evidence has been limited.
Now the Navy has embarked on a $1 million research project to determine whether surfing has therapeutic value, especially for military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or sleep problems.
In this webinar, Dr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth from the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University will share key themes related from the newly-published 'Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families,' a report based on a collaboration of representatives of more than 15 types of organizations that have been involved in supporting military and veteran families since 2001. The book represents guidance from the leaders of today to leaders of the future, especially when 'business as usual' won't get the job done.
In this webinar, Phil Carter from CNAS will outline trends and observations from three “needs assessments” of veterans around the country by the Center for a New American Security. The geographies covered will include Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and the mid-Atlantic region. CNAS researchers will discuss issues found in each of these areas, as well as observations across all three areas, and other areas covered by needs assessments done by other research institutions.