The Veteran Spouse Network facilitates a peer-to-peer network of support for veteran spouses. Veterans’ families face a diverse pool of concerns including secondary effects of service members’ post-traumatic stress disorder, persistent family and parenting challenges due to prolonged separation, delayed educational and career pursuits, and transition challenges faced by family members. Given the substantial burden faced by military families after prolonged war and multiple deployments, access to targeted and effective programming informed by research is greatly needed.
The Veteran Spouse Network is a statewide network that fosters relationships among veteran spouses, community providers, research investigators and service providers. This network was developed with an aim of contributing to improved research and programming that supports spouses and their families. The Spouse Resiliency Group is a new initiative of the VSN that will be piloted and rolled out in 2018. Members can join and stay connected by visiting the network’s Facebook page.
Current projects: Check out our Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG); a peer-led initiative, establishing a peer support network for veteran spouses throughout Texas.