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  • Justice For All – Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion, September 19th, 2017 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) For more information see attached flyer. Justice for All – Sept 19 – Flyer

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    Initiative Making an Impact to Improve Care for Those Who Served

    As Veterans Day approaches, over 1700 service providers throughout NH have been educated about the importance of asking their clients one deceptively simple question, “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” Understanding the impact of asking this question, and knowing what to do when the answer is ‘Yes,’ is key to … Read More

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    Invisible Wounds of War – Find Out More!

    PTSD The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. The center works to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. Learn more here. Combat Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is the first program of … Read More

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    WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

    “It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. Employment, education, transportation — all of the challenges of living in … Read More

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    ‘Ask the Question’ Can Open Doors For Veterans

    A recent article in the New Hampshire Union Leader covered the unveiling of our Ask the Question campaign. Two generals, two VA hospital directors, the state health commissioner and a key providers presented the campaign to the public at a “military access summit”. A young combat veteran, Nicholas Tolentino of Exeter, who has served multiple tours … Read More

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    New Program Puts Military Liaisons at Mental Health Centers

    The Hampton Union recently featured an article about New Hampshire Veterans and what is being done to serve them as best we can. In the article there is mention of Easter Seals NH and Ask the Question and the ways we are trying to have a positive impact on our community and our veterans. There … Read More

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    We Invite You to Ask The Question

    Service members, veterans, and their families are strong, resilient, and proud. Their comfort zone is service to others, not seeking help for themselves, but many do need help. From families dealing with the challenges of deployment, to returning warriors reintegrating into civilian life, to aging veterans in need of care. There are many barriers veterans … Read More

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    Encouraging Service Providers to “Ask the Question”

    Veterans’ Groups Encourage Service Providers to “Ask the Question” Ask the Question is providing justice system members a way to help veterans. By giving providers the proper information, veterans will be able to feel comfortable in the system. Through asking the question, “Have you or a family member ever served in the military”, veteran awareness … Read More

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    ‘Ask the Question’ Campaign launches to better serve NH’s veterans, service members

    The state of New Hampshire has come together to improve access to care and quality of care for our veterans. Companies all over the state are working together to insure our veterans know what resources are available to them.

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    DHHS Wants Providers To “Ask The Question”

    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and Easter Seals New Hampshire have launched the Ask the Question campaign to help better the lives of our veterans. Understanding the process behind the campaign is important to understanding the final outcome. People and companies have come together to create a one of a kind … Read More

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    Select your profession to see how:

    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” senior services professionals can:

    1. Help older veterans feel understood and respected for their military service
    2. Make effective referrals to Veteran-specific programs and resources
    3. Help military widows access survivor benefits
    Click here to learn how

    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” children’s services professionals can:

    1. Help a student thrive when a parent is deployed
    2. Support families facing deployment and reintegration
    3. Improve peer sensitivity to military children
    Click here to learn how

    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” employment and vocational services professionals can:

    1. Identify a warrior’s transferable skills
    2. Connect Veterans to military-friendly employers
    3. Help a returning Service Member access veteran job training programs
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” faith-based professionals can:

    1. Identify families in need of extra help during deployment
    2. Motivate communities to come together on behalf of those who serve
    3. Connect military families to the supports and services they need
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” healthcare and medical professionals can:

    1. Build critical rapport with a reluctant patient
    2. Understand the relationship between military experiences and medical symptoms
    3. Provide effective referrals and resources
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” higher education professionals can:

    1. Help a warrior acclimate to a civilian learning environment
    2. Improve peer sensitivity to veteran classmates
    3. Effectively accommodate service-connected disabilities
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” housing services professionals can:

    1. Identify families that qualify for Veteran-specific housing programs
    2. Address service-related barriers to stable housing
    3. Provide effective referrals and resources
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” law enforcement professionals can:

    1. Keep veterans and their families safe
    2. Build trust and rapport in difficult situations
    3. Partner with providers who help Veterans in crisis
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” legal services professionals can:

    1. Support justice-involved veterans
    2. Identify legal challenges related to military service
    3. Link to effective resources
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” mental health professionals can:

    1. Build critical rapport with a reluctant client
    2. Understand the impact of military stressors on mental health and substance use
    3. Help a family understand the emotional effects of deployment on the whole family
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” social services professionals can:

    1. Engage reluctant Veteran clients
    2. Meet a military family’s unique needs
    3. Coordinate services between veteran and civilian providers
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    By asking “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” women’s services professionals can:

    1. Partner with veteran service providers in crisis situations
    2. Identify deployment-related triggers and risk factors
    3. Identify individuals affected by Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
    Click here to learn how
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