Hawaii Vet 2 Vet Inc.
Hawaii's Premier Non-Profit Community Reintegration Organization for all of our Service Members Veterans and their Families.(SMVF-TA Center)
PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES
The Vet 2 Vet Program
In April 2009 Michael K. Peacock received the phone number for a national tele-conference that introduced him to the VA Vet 2 Vet program from the VA LRC Andrew Dahlburg.
Our Women Veterans at Work
Almost 20 of every 100 (or 20%) of our Women Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, have been diagnosed with PTSD
Research shows that high levels of social support after the war were important for those women Veterans. Women who reported that they had close friends and family were less likely to have symptoms of PTSD. Having someone to talk to and someone who really cared helped women to adjust better to postwar life.
It was also important for the returning women Veterans to feel that they could rely on others to assist them with tasks in times of need. Veterans who had this form of support suffered less from PTSD. (VA Fact Sheets)
In response to the recent increase in women Veterans, the VA has put in place a number of health care and research programs just for women. This includes the Women Veterans Health Program and the Center for Women Veterans. Every VA in this country now has a Women Veterans Program Manager.
Certified Peer Recovery Support Services
This publication discusses types of Peer Support along with the adaptability and value of Peer Recovery Support Services.
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National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 340 substance abuse and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.
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We utilize Evidence Based Practices to educate our students and prepare them for successful community reintegration.
A peer provider (e.g., certified peer specialist, peer support specialist, recovery coach) is a person who uses his or her lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services in behavioral health settings to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.
Research has shown that peer support facilitates recovery and reduces health care costs. Peers also provide assistance that promotes a sense of belonging within the community. The ability to contribute to and enjoy one’s community is key to recovery and well-being. Another critical component that peers provide is the development of self-efficacy through role modeling and assisting peers with ongoing recovery through mastery of experiences and finding meaning, purpose, and social connections in their lives
The Veterans Treatment Court was initiated by First Circuit Judge Ed Kubo in 2013.
The Honorable Judge Edward Kubo along with., The Judiciary, State Bar, and the University of Hawaii Law School all recognize that Americans enjoy their freedom because of those who have served our Country in the military.
Many of these Veterans also need legal assistance and The Veterans Treatment Court takes a holistic approach to help provide the resources and treatment these veterans need.
This allows them to get healthy, get employed, and return to being law-abiding citizens so they can enjoy the freedoms they fought to protect.
Click on the graphic below, order a DVD and / or listen to the webcast., "Treatment and Recovery: Reducing the Buden on the Justice System and Society."
Explores the practical and economic benefits to society when the criminal justice system offers treatment and recovery support for offenders with substance abuse problems.
Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrone
Weeks or months into recovery, a variety of symptoms can occur such as described below
Hawaii Vet 2 Vet Inc. empowers veterans to cope with mental illness and addiction issues by providing peer-to-peer meetings and individual guidance and support. In partnership with the Pacific Islands Health Care System , we reintegrate veterans into the community. (VA Forms)