Gov DeSantis’ Forward March Initiative

Veterans Counseling Veterans Inc was invited to participate in Govenor DeSantis and Danny Burgess Florida Department of Veteran Affairs Executive Director's Forward March Initiative. We will participate in the "Mental Health Committee. I had the pleasure of running into Danny Burgess, Executive Director for Florida Department of Veteran Affairs at Gov Desantis' Forward March Initiative.  VCV is committed in connecting Veterans and their families with Licensed Mental Health providers
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Veteran Community Organization Panelists for our Faith Based Organization, Mental Health Suicide Prevention Forum

" Building a local community coalition to help prevent Veteran Suicide We are going to have 3 panels (Faith Based Organizations, Mental Health and Veteran Community organizations) Here are some of our Veteran Community Panelists for our 18 May Event. More are going to be here. It's time to get involved to prevent Veteran suicide and support Families who lost a Veteran to suicide
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Veterans Counseling Veterans and American Legion Post 5 held a Memorial Service for Family members who lost a Veteran to Suicide

On 22 May 2016, Veterans Counseling Veterans and American Legion Post 5 in Tampa, FL held a special Memorial Service for family and friends who lost a veteran to suicide. Veterans committing suicide is a National epidemic but it has a local solution. It requires a partnership within the entire community to effectively reduce suicide. Veterans Counseling Veterans INC and American Legion Post 5 held a special Veterans Memorial Service dedicated to the veterans who were lost to suicide on 22 Ma...
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VA’s Commission for Care meeting on 18-19 April 2016

  The Commission for Care commissioners met on 18-19 April 2016 to continue to discuss ways to reform the VA. The commission consists of 14 members selected by President, Speaker of House, Majority and minority of both houses. Commissioners For Care: Nancy M. Schlichting, Chairperson (Nominated by resident) Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, Vice Chairperson (Nominated by Speaker of the House, US Air Force) Michael A. Blecker (Nominated by Minority Party, Army) David P. Blom (Nominated by Sp...
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Florida’s Veterans Live Matter Memorial Day/Rally for Suicide Prevention

Memorial Day for Service members who completed Suicide Memorial Day is just around the corner. It is a day the nation remembers all the service members who died for this country. All except the ones who completed suicide. Last year Veterans Counseling Veterans and Post 5 held a "Florida Lives Matter" Memorial Day/Rally. We chose the 22 May to acknowledge the 22 a day Veteran suicide rate in the U.S.  We chose to combine our memorial with a rally to show we haven't forgotten and we care. &...
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Licensing Fee Waived for Military Veteran’s Mental Health Counselors

Florida Veterans Application for Licensure Online Response System (VALOR) Florida’s Department of Health recognizes the challenges military service members and their spouses face defending this country. Mental Health Counselors face difficult barriers when applying and renewing for licensure in a state they are assigned. Florida’s Department of Health created the Florida Veterans Application for Licensure Online Response System (VALOR) to reduce some of the barriers getting licensure and rene...
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Intercept Model and Veterans Treatment Court

Intercept Model and Veterans Treatment Court Veterans Counseling Veterans INC, will use the globally accepted “Sequential Intercept Model” as a framework to assist Veterans enrolled in a Veterans Treatment Court Program. The Sequential Intercept model as five intercept points for potential mental health services. 1. Law Enforcement and Emergency Services                                                         2. Booking/Initial Hearing 3. Jail and Courts 4. Re-Entry 5. Community...
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