“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.
A Suicide Prevention Awareness series, co-presented along with the Center for Deployment Psychology, is an effort for CVN to extend its commitment to saving lives, saving families and saving futures.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family at Centerstone in Clarksville, TN hosted a grand opening this week featuring their new clinic space. Centerstone CEO, Bob Vero, and Cohen Veterans Network CEO, Anthony Hassan, welcomed the crowd at a ribbon cutting ceremony and shared the importance of this partnership for the community.
There are many organizations out there professing to serve and support veterans with needs ranging from housing, to education, to social skills building; just to name a few. It is a very important part of my role as Outreach Manager at the Cohen Clinic in Philadelphia to ensure that we are aligning ourselves with strong community partners
When you place a call to a Steven A. Cohen Military Clinic after hours or on weekends it is always answered by a trained veteran, who can address your questions and help schedule an appointment with your local clinic.
There was a lot to be proud of at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley in Fayetteville, NC this week.
For a television show or movie to properly depict the realities of suicide, it is essential to ensure that there is a message of hope, even if there is a devastating death that is portrayed, according to CVN Vice President & Suicide Prevention Expert, Dr. Caitlin Thompson.
The Cohen Veterans Network has focused its aim of saving lives, saving families, and saving futures on those impacted by PTSD by demonstrating that recovery is possible with the right treatment delivered by highly-trained clinicians. Among veteran clients who completed…
Although the memories of traumatic events do remain for life, the extreme reactions to having them and the associated debilitation can be eliminated through treatment.
As a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I am passionate about dispelling myths and common misunderstandings I hear about PTSD and its treatment. Here are some of the most frequent misconceptions I hear in my practice...
This is a story about a friend of mine. It is not only a very sobering story that touches close to home for me, since I am a spouse of a veteran who has been through several difficult deployments, but it is also a story that I hear over and over during my work at the Cohen Clinic in Fayetteville, NC.
Caregiving can present some extra challenges. Providing support for veterans and their partners is a unique aspect of CVN’s array of services that may help couples fill their potential to become battle buddies.
April is the Month of the Military Child. Each year the Department of Defense honors military children and recognizes the role they play in their parent’s service. Here at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Dallas, we recognize the impact of children in the life of our veterans as well.
In their short lives, both of my children have experienced separation from their father for longer than 6 months. Though he’s not always in a war zone, it still affects them. They also have no clue where he is other than that he is at work.
The hardest part of this life is explaining the time and distance to our children. Their bright, shiny eyes see the days as an eternity. When my four-year-old sees a stack of clean uniforms sitting on the table and asks, “Is daddy working forever today or just a tiny bit?” it breaks my heart.