Are you working with a service member or military family that may be transiting from active duty?
In 2019, The Department of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, launched the VA Solid Start (VASS) program in response to Executive Order (EO) 13822: Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.
The EO was established to improve transitioning service members’ mental health care and access to suicide prevention resources in the year following discharge, separation or retirement.
VASS is designed to assist service members in helping build a solid foundation for individuals by connecting them with direct benefits, resources through partner organizations, and navigating new challenges that may come with transitioning to civilian life.
Upcoming Learning Opportunity
Join OneOp Military Caregiving and VASS program representatives on April 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET as they provide an overview of the veterans’ program, methods of contact and frequency of contact utilized by VASS, and additional resources and information.
To join, simply RSVP at: VA Solid Start: A Program for Transitioning Service Members
Free continuing education (CE) credit will be available for Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Case Managers, Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA), and Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE).