The Challenges And Resources For Veterans Coming Home - And An Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Aug 11, 2016

After the welcome home, many veterans find the transition from military to civilian life filled with challenges.
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As part of the Veterans Coming Home project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CET is holding a town hall meeting on August 16 to address some of the many challenges faced by US service members as they transition to civilian life.

We continue our discussion about those challenges, and the resources available to veterans and their families, with the Director of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Dr. Kathleen Chard; Clinical Psychologist and Program Coordinator for the Cincinnati VAMC Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program, Dr. Jessica Thiede; and Public Media Connect (CET and ThinkTV) Executive Producer Mark Lammers.

On August 16, Channel 48 will hold a Veterans Coming Home town hall meeting at the station, which will be recorded for broadcast at a later date. For more information and to RSVP, click here. If you are unable to attend the town hall, CET will also be live-tweeting and streaming through Facebook live. Follow CET's social pages @CETconnect and use the hashtag #VetsComingHome to join in.

The Kenton County Public Library in conjunction with the Library of Congress Veteran’s Oral History Project is seeking veterans of all branches of the military to document an oral history account of their military service. Interviews will be recorded and digitally preserved on the Library’'s website. To schedule a time to share your story, please contact Bill Stolz or Elaine Kuhn in the history department of the Kenton County Public Library at 859-962-4070 or history@kentonlibrary.org

To learn more about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, visit the National Center for PTSD.