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All  in person events on hold 


September is Suicide Prevention Month, a national effort dedicated to raising suicide prevention awareness. The month-long initiative will encourage supporters to take small actions to Be There for Veterans and show they care. You will find ready-to-share materials for promotional purposes, including a newsletter blurb, social media web banners, poster and digital backgrounds along with additional items at on Monday,  August 24th

Events are on VA’s outreach website here:


Women Veteran Series 

Women Veteran Series: Advice on Transitioning, Employment and Building a Business

Supporting the Whole Woman Veteran - Leadership and Resiliency through COVID and Beyond


Wednesday, Sep 21 2020
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET



Woman Veteran Series: Resources for Appeals, Mental Health, Military Sexual Trauma, and Supporting Military Spouses

Supporting the Whole Woman Veteran - Leadership and Resiliency through COVID and Beyond


Tuesday, Sep 22 2020
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Sept 22nd -


Woman Veteran Series: Women’s Reproductive and Whole Health Resources

Supporting the Whole Woman Veteran - Leadership and Resiliency through COVID and Beyond


Thursday, Sep 24 2020
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Sept 24th -



Mental Health 

Are you concerned about mental health for your children, your workplace, or yourself?  Our upcoming Candid Conversations Webinar will help!  Please join to hear our expert panel share strategies for success!


The National Mental Health Crisis in the Age of COVID” will be held live on Thursday September 24 at 2pm Eastern moderated by Anneke Vandenbroek, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals.  Panelists include:

  • Mahdieh Bogadhi, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Eric EversolePresident, Hiring Our Heroes including its Wellbeing In The Workplace Initiative
  • Diane Kern, PhDLicensed Psychologist


Further information and links below.  Please join and share with your networks.







Veterans Experience Live (VetXL): Women Veterans - Q&A with Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers and VA Leadership.

Women Veterans - Q&A with Acting Deputy Secretary Pamela Powers and VA Leadership. What are your questions?


Wednesday, Sep 30 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Sept 30th -


Caregiver Support Prog ram

Veteran Service Organization (VSO)

Education Sessions


The Caregiver Support Program would like to invite the VSO community to a series of web-based education sessions on key program changes in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) that directly impact Veterans as a result of the new Caregivers regulation. These sessions will also be recorded; information on how to access the recorded sessions will be announced at a later date.

Education Sessions                                                                   

  1. VA PCAFC Eligibility

September 15, 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET  

Overview of the changes to the PCAFC eligibility, including the seven requirements for Veterans or service members and their caregivers applying for or participating in the PCAFC.

  1. VA PCAFC Legacy Applicants and Legacy Participants

September 15, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET                

Overview of how the changes to eligibility will apply to legacy applicants and legacy participants. Course attendees will learn about who qualifies as a legacy applicant and legacy participant, required reassessments, and effective dates for stipend changes.

  1. VA PCAFC Appeals

September 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Overview of changes to the appeals process, and overview of medical determinations and disputes.

  1. VA PCAFC Revocation and Discharge

October 13, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Overview of the reasons, process and timeline for a Veteran and/or caregiver revocation or discharge from the PCAFC.

  1. VA PCAFC Wellness Contacts

October 13, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Overview of the goal and purpose of wellness contacts, how wellness contacts differ from initial home visits and reassessments, and the process and timeline for conducting wellness contacts.



instructions to access education Sessions

  • Education Session Link in Adobe Connect:



October 19th, 2020 - VIRTUAL - 5th Annual National Convening, Caregivers at the Forefront, co-hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and presented by Philips. Coming to a computer screen near you on Monday, October 19, 2020.



November 10th, 2020 - VIRTUAL - Military Influencer Conference 




TBD - VIRTUAL - VetsAid - Home for the Holidays 









May 5-7th, 2020 - Military Influencer Conference - San Antonio, Texas 

Standby for discount codes 



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