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A Challenging Back to School Season

Across the country, in one form or another, children of military families are facing an unusual back to school experience.  Each of the 17 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics are here to provide support for families…

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On September 11

Today, we remember the 2,977 Americans that were killed — and we honor the millions who have made the decision to serve in our Armed Forces since this day. We will never forget. We are committed to serving these veterans…

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Meet the New Class of CVN Fellows

CVN recently accepted five new CVN Fellows to the program, continuing its vision of preparing the next wave of mental health care professionals with high-quality, culturally competent training. The CVN Scholars and Fellows program provides hands-on experience for individuals…

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Minority Mental Health Month

Danielle Besuden July is Minority Mental Health Month, a designated time to raise awareness about how culture, race, and background impact mental health. Just this week, an IVMF and Military Times COVID-19 poll revealed that during this pandemic,…

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New Content for CVN Frontline in July

The month of July has seen a number of new recorded videos added to the CVN Frontline online resource center, including a collection of videos on Nutrition and Sleep, as well as individual content on Moral Injury, Anxiety and Isolation & Loneliness.

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Case Study: Cohen Veterans Network and Beck Institute

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape for mental health practices, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) and Beck Institute (BI) worked together to provide high-level online trainings for clinicians. The results of this training have positively impacted many lives.

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Cohen Veterans Network Statement by Dr. Anthony Hassan

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, are truly an American tragedy. Cohen Veterans Network condemns these acts and stands against systems that have for too long oppressed and devalued the lives of Black Americans…

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Veteran Resilience during Crisis: COVID-19 Part II

In a series of interviews with veterans, Der-Martirosian and colleagues (2019) found that veterans viewed their own training and background as appropriate preparation for disaster relief efforts, with a focus on their sense of self-sufficiency, action-orientation, flexibility, and ability to stay calm during times of crisis.

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Veteran Resilience during Crisis: COVID-19

The struggle is real right now. The media has done an excellent job of sharing the mental health implications of social isolation and the dangers of relying on substances or alcohol to cope with this crisis. There has been emphasis…

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America’s Mental Health: We Can’t Be Too Late

The America’s Mental Health Pulse Survey release several weeks ago indicated that 4 in 5 Americans believe the pandemic will have a negative impact on their mental. CVN President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan has predicted a coming “surge” as a result of trauma, depression, PTSD, addiction, financial impact, and family stress.

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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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