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IN THIS SECTION: Peace Groups Veterans Organizations Support, Healing Support - Remodeling, Disabilities Acts, Bills - Current or Past Books Veteran Groups of Peace Veterans For Peace http://www.veteransforpeace.org/ VVAW http://www.vvaw.org/ Peace Not War http://www.peace-not-war.org/ Veterans Organizations Unite Us If you’ve ever stopped or stuttered midsentence when talking to a vet recently home from war, you wouldn’t be alone. Not knowing what to say to returning soldiers is a common struggle says Mike Liguori, a former Marine who served during the Iraq War and is now director of community at Unite US, an online platform that connects current and former military members and their families. Vote Vets VoteVets.org Support Wounded Warriors http://www.uso.org/ Paralyzed Veterans of America https://secure.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.7809713/k.42EC/Give_Back_to_Veterans__PAID_SEARCH/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp? c=ajIRK9NJLcJ2E&b=7809713&en=dmLPL6NPJcKYKgNSLbKULiN9KwKaIgNVInL2JlM7InKZImNeE&s_src=google iava: Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America » We've Got Your Back... https://iava.org/ Support, Disabilities, Non-Medical, Remodeling This Old House: Low Cost Luxury for Only $439 http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20466472,00.html Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=core&id=df391fc1841971247c49dc19b8ff1beb Grants Government Low Income Housing Programs & Grants Remodeling Homes http://homeguides.sfgate.com/government-grants-low-income-housing-programs-8475.html http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grants-remodeling-homes-8562.html Finding Home Repair Help For Low Income Families http://www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-Home-Repair-Help-for-Low-Income-Families.html Kitchen Remodeling On A Shoestring Budget Disability Remodeling Cost http://www.fixr.com/costs/disability-remodeling Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/HISA2.asp Support, Healing EMDR Network http://www.emdrnetwork.org/disaster.html Excerpt: For Therapists Working with War and Disaster Victims EMDR has been declared a first line treatment by the US Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs, and the mental health departments of Northern Ireland, and of Israel. http://www.emdrnetwork.org/disaster.html Jasan Hao, Acupuncturist who has worked with Veterans From his websites: In 2006, Dr Hao was invited to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he achieved remarkable results using scalp acupuncture to treat amputee veterans suffering from phantom pain. This scalp acupuncture integrates traditional Chinese needling methods with Western medical knowledge of the cerebral cortex and has been proven to be a very effective technique for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and other central nervous system disorders - he works Out of Abuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Jason-Hao/708440872 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833581/ Example of an Integrated Therapy Center http://www.traumacenternw.com/our-team/athena PTSD http://ask.healthline.com/health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder VA - PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/therapy-med/treatment-ptsd.asp IRVA - International Remote Viewing Association - Melvin Morse, MD From website: Wisdom in the Making: Therapeutic Applications of Nonlocal Viewing for Counseling. Abstract: We have developed a new approach to creating life changes, we call Wisdom in the Making. It involves a blending of validated therapeutic techniques such as EMDR, hemispheric integration, and somatic experiencing, with remote viewing. This is particularly powerful in the treatment of PTSD. During the therapy "virtual" persons can be engaged, such as, healthy adult parts of the person, fallen comrades of a soldier in war, dead family members, abusers and spirit helpers to assist in the healing process. This often catalyzes a profound healing response where clients report a sense of deeper healing, even a Spiritual experience, while new material comes forward of forgiveness, compassion and love for the "self" and "others." http://www.irva.org/conferences/speakers/morse.html Acts and Bills for Veterans: Current and/or Past Restoration Act S.1982 - Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/senate-rejects-far-reaching-veterans-affairs- bill/2014/02/27/1d10801c-a001-11e3-b8d8-94577ff66b28_story.htm House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal Monday.... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post- politics/wp/2014/07/27/house-senate-negotiators-reach-deal-on-veterans-bill/ https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/1982 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1950 http://heritageaction.com/key-votes/comprehensive-veterans-health-benefits-military-retirement-pay-restoration-act-2014/ Trust Act The Inspector General’s interim report on Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System and the results of VA’s face-to-face audit raise a number of issues that must be immediately addressed. THE RESTORING VETERANS’ TRUST ACT OF 2014 would increase Department accountability and immediately improve access to health care and veterans’ benefits. Below is a summary of some of the major initiatives of this legislation. http://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/restoringveteranstrustact2014?inline=file Books The Veteran's Survival Guide: How to File and Collect on VA Claims, Second Edition [Paperback] John D. Roche (Author) Traumatic Brain Injury: Care and Treatment of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans by Amalia K. Corby-Edwards (2009) Healing Suicidal Veterans: Recognizing, Supporting and Answering Their Pleas for Help by Victor Montgomery III (2012) Mike Wallace: speaking out on depression: the veteran CBS newsman helps to break the stigma surrounding a treatable... by Patrick Perry (2006) Mental Disorders Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures by Erin Bagalman (2013) Veteran Suicide: A Public Health Imperative by Robert M. Bossarte and PhD (2013) Japanese Americans in WWII American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal https://www.famsf.org/press-room/american-heroes-japanese-american-world-war-ii-nisei-soldiers-and-congressional-gold Memorial Nisei http://www.nvmc.org/ 100th Batalion Nisei http://www.100thbattalion.org/archives/puka-puka-parades/european-campaigns/nisei/ Nisei: The Quiet Americans (1973) Author: Bill Hosokawa Go For Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II Who Conquered Germany, Japan, and American Bigotry (2015) Author: Douglas Sterner Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence: Coming Home to Hood River (Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies) (2012) Author: Linda Tamura Eric Saul military historian, founder and executive director of Visas for Life. Has researched and written about contribution of minorities to the U.S. military. Some exhibits he has created: Unlikely Liberators, A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the Constitution Books- contributed to Go for Broke; coeditor of Visas for Life. Wrote Unlikely Liberators. The Story of Chiune Sugihara and Japanese Americans of the 522nd Field Artillery, writing a book (as of Oct. 2015) on diplomatic rescue in WWII. .
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