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Name: Vet-to-Vet Program
Description: Vet-to-Vet is a voluntary peer support group model for Veterans that was developed by Moe Armstrong, a Veteran and well-recognized leader in the national peer support movement. The Vet-to-Vet groups are facilitated by trained peer educators, and the groups operate in VA hospitals, community outpatient centers, shelters, and other community sites across the United States. Vet-to-Vet has an educational focus, and the groups follow a read-and-discuss format with recommended reading materials related to recovery. The six topic areas for reading and discussion include: Disability Awareness; Disability Pride; Recovery Workshop; Writers’ Meeting; Wellness; and Mental Illness Anonymous. In addition to collaborating in the development of the original Vet-to-Vet materials and studying the program, the VISN 1 MIRECC continues to provide ongoing consultation and basic administrative support for the monthly national Vet-to-Vet teleconference. The following Vet-to-Vet materials may be downloaded directly from the VISN 1 MIRECC web pages: Vet-to-Vet Training Manual; Vet-to-Vet Facilitator Manual; and Mental Illness Anonymous meetings description.
VISN 1: New England MIRECC

Contact to order product: Patricia Sweeney, Psy.D., CPRP
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NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • Manual

Language Availability:

  • English

Target Audience:

  • Veterans
  • MH Clinicians

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Seriously Mentally Ill

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