The news this month offers a reminder why CVN exists: to help the entire military family through transitions, deployments, grief, stress, and more. There is no shortage of coverage in the media to highlight the stress on military families at this time.
To help alleviate some of this holiday season’s strain, staff at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics across the country have provided some tips on how to combat stress and keep you in the holiday spirit. The tips are summarized here in this Holiday Wellness Tips infographic and explained in greater detail in our three-part CVN Blog series. Parts one and two appeared previously.
The most common gestures toward veterans and service members this time of the year is a ‘Thank you for your service’ at the coffee shop or grocery store, or maybe flying a flag to show your support. But has the phrase ‘Thank you for your service’ become so common that it has begun to feel empty?
CVN just earned a 2019 Platinum Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. By sharing these important metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress.
Just over one year ago, CVN announced that six of its Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics that were eligible to receive the top grade from industry-leading accrediting body, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), had done so. Carrying that momentum into 2019, we proudly celebrate the addition of three more clinics to that prestigious list.
VA recently released the latest Veteran Suicide data report, reminding us there is much more work to be done to prevent suicide among veterans -- including those from the National Guard and Reserves.
Rounding out a busy several months of Cohen Clinic openings, the excitement continued as Cohen Veterans Network celebrated the opening of its 14th clinic in San Diego, slated to offer a variety of comprehensive mental health services to more…
Scrolling through Facebook, you see a post from someone you met at a previous duty station. He shares that he’s going through a divorce and a few comments stand out to you: “I mess everything up. People would be better…
As part of it’s one-year anniversary, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone in Clarksville, TN held a fantastic art exhibition on Saturday, August 10.
We have developed a Pediatric Assessment Training for the military mental health community to train providers to appropriately assess children’s mental health needs.
Cohen Veterans Network continues to advance the field of veteran’s mental health by entering into a groundbreaking partnership with the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Together the organizations have received a federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant of $2M over four years to fund the collaboration.
Independence Day is a day where we take time to celebrate the United States – its independence, history, people, and traditions. It is these same patriotic principles that members of the armed services don their uniforms every day to honor and protect. But behind these brave men and women stand their families – the backbone of our military that often serves unrecognized in the shadows.
Cohen Clinic Leaders Selected to Participate in 2019 Class of Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program
Dr. Amy Williams, Clinic Director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare in Addison, TX and Kim Mitchell, CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, which is the partner for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in San Diego, CA scheduled to open later this summer, have both been selected to participate in the prestigious George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
The Philanthropy Roundtable, a leading network of charitable donors working to foster excellence in philanthropy, recently took a deep dive into organizations that they view as problem solvers in mental health and substance abuse. The Cohen Veterans Network is featured in a section on “Innovations in Care.”
Dr. Rajeev Ramchand at the American Telemedicine Association conference. Rajeev Ramchand, CVN’s Senior Vice President of Research, has been studying suicide and suicide prevention for over a decade. One area of this research has focused on crisis hotlines,…
The second annual Cohen Veterans Network Annual Meeting was held in New York City last week, and the theme of “I love CVN” was easy to spot as staff from around the country shared their passions for our work and collaborated to support our mission throughout the country.
“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue,…
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the unique experiences of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. There is a common saying in the military, “when one person joins, the whole family serves.” It is not only the service member or veteran going through the common challenges the military brings (i.e. frequent transitions, losses, and separations from loved ones), but these are shared experiences that impact the family system.
Anthony Hassan at the Tacoma opening If you haven’t heard already, the word is out. Cohen Veterans Network is growing! The latest expansion news happened last week when the Network opened its 11th clinic nationwide, and the first in…
It’s no secret that poor sleep is problematic, greatly impacting the health and well-being of veterans and military families. But what just might be the best kept secret is that there is sleep-specific treatment available to them at low or no-cost through the Cohen Veterans Network.
A growing number of post-9/11 veterans and military families are learning how to trade in tossing and turning for sleeping with the help of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Irina Wen, PhD, Clinic Director of The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health sat down with host Lenard Adler, MD, Vice Chairman for Continuing Medical Education in Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine to talk veterans and mental health.
Cohen Clinic teams around the country have been meeting with local leadership from the VA and other community partners in social settings to promote greater connectivity and opportunities. “These have been fantastic meetings. There is a real spirit of collaboration…
At the beginning of November, CVN and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) co-sponsored a weekend retreat designed for veterans and their partners at the Silver Spur Ranch outside of Bandera, TX. The retreat was designed to help couples cope, heal, and support each other, particularly in the face of grief and loss. Seven couples from across the country attended the 3-day event, which was led by highly experienced TAPS grief and family counselors.
CVN Hosts Art Exhibit Exploring Themes of Resiliency, Healing, and Transition after Military Service
To honor Veterans Day, the Cohen Veterans Network a not for profit philanthropic organization which provides mental health services for post 9/11 veterans and their families, hosted the exhibit in New York City with the Veteran Artist Program, featuring original pieces of work by military veteran artists.
This month CVN delivered a webinar for all 10 Cohen Clinics around the country, aimed at treating a specific veteran population. The National Guard: Psychological Health Program Overview was presented by National Guard CAPT Matt Kleiman. Kleiman is the Director…
Ramchand at the 2018 Cohen Care Summit This month at the Cohen Veterans Care Summit in Washington, DC, CVN’s data scientist Aaditya Bhat said something that resonated with me. Although I’m taking great liberty with his words, he implied…
The Cohen Veterans Network has unveiled an expanded roster of senior leaders in order to meet Steven A. Cohen’s pledge to open 25 clinics over five years. That $275M commitment was made public in April 2016 and CVN…
This October 10 and 11 marked the 3rd Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The conference was nothing short of success, as hundreds of healthcare leaders, veterans and other community members collaborated on effective…
CVN has reached another milestone in its mission to serve post-9/11 veterans and families with high-quality, confidential mental health care. All eligible CVN clinics have earned the top grade from industry-leading accrediting body the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
At CVN, we recognize that there needs to be an “all hands on deck” approach to suicide prevention. No one can tackle this devastating problem alone. Therefore, we are proud to work with the VA and other organizations together to focus on caring for our veterans and their families.
Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the Cohen Veterans Network will jointly host the 3rd annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of healthcare leaders and professionals, veterans and other community members are expected to attend the conference.