VSN White Papers
Nelida Lozoya-Lewis, veteran caregiver and VSN El Paso Steering Committee Member, helped put together “Navigating Social Events Around the Holiday Season: A Guide for Caregivers, Friends and Family of those with Post-Traumatic Stress and Social Anxiety” with tips for veteran caregivers and families on avoiding triggers and mitigating stress around the holiday season. The guide can be used by families to help them plan for events. It can also be given to civillians in your extended family or friend circles to help them better understand the challenges your family may face with trying to avoid symptoms of hyper-arousal or anxiety at holiday gatherings.
VSN Senior Research Fellow Maidelina Nazario-Romero has put together a white paper on types of research articles to guide fellow spouses in their searches for relevant research on the military family issues and topics that matter most to them. Research can sometimes seem intimidating to those who do not come from research backgrounds. However, when you learn about the differences between types of articles and studies, they become easier and easier to understand. Reading and reviewing research on subjects relevant to your military family has a number of benefits. It empowers you to help evaluate treatment options, contextualize your families’ experiences within broader trends, and notice gaps in research that might explain a lack in needed services in your community. Check in with our page often for more white papers to add to your research toolkit.
STRONG STAR PTSD Consortium at Ft. Hood
This spring, the Texas Veteran Spouse Network is introducing you to military family researchers and service providers in Texas through our “Spring Spotlight On:” series!
We invited STRONG STAR PTSD Consortium at Fort Hood’s Dr. Katy Dondanville, assistant professor and clinical psychologist at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, to explain how their research study to develop a support program, Strong Families Strong Forces, included military family members in the research process.
This valuable feedback throughout the research process from families they hope to serve will help to ensure the program better meets families’ needs. To participate, contact STRONG STAR at 254-288-1638.
The ESSA Military Student Identifier
The Hazlewood Act
Wondering if you or your children can benefit from Texas’ Hazlewood Act? Here are some quick facts. For complete information, visit the Texas Veteran Commission’s Hazlewood Act page.