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Post-Deployment Wellness

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an area of particular emphasis for us. Prompt identification and appropriate treatment of this condition in combat Veterans is of great importance.

Veterans and Families: For your convenience, we have developed printed materials in different formats.
Handout | Article  | Brochure | Pocketcard

For Providers: For your convenience, we have developed printed materials in different formats.
Handout  |  Pocketcard

A new reference guide from the VA TBI Special Committee: Reference Guide for Accessing Mental Health Care Services for Patients with TBI updated-June 2018

Clinical Practice Guidelines:
Joint VA/DoD mild TBI CPG

Report of the VA 2009 Consensus Conference: Practice Recommendations for Treatment of Veterans with Comorbid PTSD, mTBI and Pain

Evidence-Based Synthesis Program:
Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with History of TBI and PTSD

Slides: From the National Mental Health Meeting, July 2009
Cognitive Treatment of mild TBI Workshop

Articles: - These short review articles are from the "Windows to the Brain" series published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. Dr. Robin Hurley (MIRECC Associate Director, Education) and Dr. Katherine Taber (MIRECC Assistant Director, Education) are the Contributing Editors for this series.
Update on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuropathology and Structural Imaging
PTSD and Combat-Related Injuries: Functional Neuroanatomy
Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injury: What Is Known?
Traumatic Axonal Injury: Atlas of Major Pathways
Traumatic Axonal Injury: Novel Insights Into Evolution and Identification
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuroimaging of Sports-Related Concussion

Readjustment Challenges: Military personnel are deeply affected by their war experiences and adjustments difficulties are common, which are normal reactions to abnormal experiences. These brochures provide information about common readjustment challenges and some possible coping strategies.
Anger | Home Safe Drive Safe Stay Safe | Building Relationships | Sleep Problems & Nightmares  | Budgeting & Financial Management    | Substance Use & Abuse  
Good Communication & Fighting Fair

For Clergy: All who have served come home changed and for a few individuals, these changes can be debilitaing and life-altering. This module explores positive ways Clergy and Faith Groups can respond to the challenges in the post-deployment phase. Developed by: John Oliver, DMin, MDiv
Developing a Theological Response for Returning Combat Veterans

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