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CVN Committed to Treating Clients During Virus Outbreak

Concerned about going out in public? Cohen Veterans Network clients may continue to receive treatment even during the virus outbreak. Our Cohen Clinics remain open to provide care to our clients. Don't cancel your mental health appointments. Continue to receive treatment via CVN Telehealth to help protect your health.

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Are we listening to Military Communities?

Each year, I genuinely look forward to the Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey findings. Partially, this is because I love data (fortunately I’m in good company here at CVN!) and partially, this is because I feel a strange…

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Mental Healthcare Treatment for Veterans Works – but there is no One-Size-Fits-All Solution

There has been renewed interest in discussing the state of mental health service delivery for those who have borne the burden. And while most of the community is contributing to a productive and healthy debate on the best course of treatment for veterans, others are using this as an opportunity to make one-sided arguments that support false and harmful claims about treatment being ineffective.

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Military Family Stressors Demand Attention

Financial stability, frequent relocation, and isolation emerged as top military family stressors, according to new survey results, released this week. The survey, conducted by Blue Star Families, included responses from more than 11,000 service members, military spouses, and veterans.

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Couples Counseling Really Works

Valentine’s Day for many is a time of romance, love, and gifts. However, for many, it’s a reminder of the current state of distress in relationships. If you are in the category of being excited about Valentine’s Day to celebrate…

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Celebrating Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

Donned with hearts, flowers, candy and just about everything love-related, Valentine’s Day has already taken over our local retail stores. While it may be a fun time for some people to celebrate intimate relationships, for others it could easily cause…

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A Look into CVN Culture

At Cohen Veterans Network, our mission is clear. That is to improve the lives of veterans and military families. It is at the heart of everything we do, and a key ingredient of our success as an evolving organization. Our…

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Proven Leader to Guide New Cohen Clinic

Sherr and CVN Ambassador Ryan Pitts at an event in Nashville last year. Cohen Veterans Network and Centerstone have publicly unveiled the clinic director for the new Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The…

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Current Affairs Impacting Military Families

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.

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Combat Stress and Stay in the Spirit This Season

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.

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Part Two: Tips to deal with Holiday Stress

Note: This is the second in a three-part series that will run on the CVN Blog in December. Part one appeared last week. To help alleviate some of this holiday season’s strain, we asked the staff at…

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Tips for Holiday Wellness

For most, the joy of holiday festivities is intertwined with the stress of packed schedules, flight delays, last-minute gift shopping, or the daunting task of hosting friends and family for a holiday meal.

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COMPELLING STORIES OF TRANSITION

In an effort to share authentic veteran experiences, CVN recently partnered with StoryCorps to record, preserve, and share compelling stories of transition, just in time for Veterans Day. The effort was part of CVN’s “Beyond the Thank You” campaign…

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Thank you for your service: Putting Words into Action

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?

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CVN Celebrates Three CARF Accreditations in 2019

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.

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EXCITEMENT SURROUNDS NEW COHEN CLINIC IN SAN DIEGO

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…

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Tampa Cohen Clinic Opens With Great Fanfare

The Cohen Veterans Network held a second public opening event in August and the results were once again impressive. This time the Cohen Clinic at Aspire Health Partners took center stage, on Monday August 26.

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Celebrating Military Families on Independence Day

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.

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A Wonderful Event in San Antonio

I am thankful to have taken part in an Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) event in San Antonio on Saturday – where our Cohen Clinic team did a wonderful job!

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Join Our New Wellness Hub on RallyPoint

Last week we unveiled our partnership with RallyPoint, a leading online platform for the military community, and launched a new Wellness Hub to help share peer-to-peer dialogue on health issues and related resources.

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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.

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Fayetteville Community Unites to Aid WWII Veteran

When the daughter of a 94-year-old World War II veteran called the Cumberland County Veterans Service Office asking for help, she had no clue that it would turn into a community-wide initiative to repair her father’s home. The veteran was…

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CVN’S Role in Mental Health’s Evolving Landscape

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.”

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Plenty of Heart on Display at the CVN Annual Meeting

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.

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APRIL: “PURPLE UP” FOR MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

“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,…

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Month of the Military Child: Third Culture Children

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.

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SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK: WHY & WHEN TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR INSOMNIA

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.

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SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT COHEN CLINIC LOCATION

Altieri in Anchorage The search for the next round of Cohen Clinics has taken our team to The Last Frontier in recent weeks. Jerry Altieri, CVN VP for Network Growth, has accompanied CVN President & CEO Dr.

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ENHANCING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

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…

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SOCIAL MEDIA USE AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

Social media use is becoming a mainstay of American life, and the life of our kids, yet research on its effects is at its nascent stage. While there are surely benefits, a recent article by a team of researchers in…

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A Look at Expanding Access Points

Providing timely access to care is a foundational principal at the Cohen Veterans Network. It is a topic that has been in the news quite a bit recently and a primary talking point at our 2018 Cohen Veterans Care Summit late last year.

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The Struggles of a Caregiver

In the latest CVN Report, Dana Morrissey, MSW, MPH, examined the struggles that some of today’s caregivers go through as experienced through one Cohen Clinic client. “When her husband returned from deployment with PTSD and TBI, Melinda…

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