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VA Launches Web Site to Help

College Counselors AidVeterans

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/College

VA has launched a new Web site to strengthen the connection between college and university mental health professionals and the Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan.


The Web site features recommended training for college and university counselors, with online modules including “Operation SAVE” for suicide prevention, “PTSD101” and “Helping Students Who Drink Too Much.”

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VA has launched a new Web site to strengthen the connection between college and university mental health professionals and the Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan.


The Web site features recommended training for college and university counselors, with online modules including “Operation SAVE” for suicide prevention, “PTSD101” and “Helping Students Who Drink Too Much.”


It also will feature a resource list that will be updated regularly. Although the web site is designed primarily for counselors, it also serves as a resource for Veteran-students who wish to learn more about the challenges they may face in adjusting to their lives after leaving the military.

Over 700 Schools Partner with

VA in Yellow Ribbon Program

http://www.gibill.va.gov/

As of early June, VA has entered into more than 700 agreements with institutions of higher learning across the nation to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon Program.” Many schools signed agreements for participation in not only undergraduate programs, but graduate and doctoral programs as well.


Some schools entered into one agreement that covered all their campuses throughout the United States. The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill that allows degree-granting institutions to voluntarily enter into a formal agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public, in-state undergraduate rates. The institution can contribute up to50 percent of those expenses and VA will match this additional funding for eligible students. This may enable qualified students to potentially attend school tuition-free.


This program is reserved for participants at the 100 percent benefit level, specifically those who have served at least 36 months on active duty or served at least 30 continuous days and were discharged due to a service-related injury.

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Dr. Guy Washington and Dorothy Washington

Executive Directors

Making A Difference Counseling & Resource Center