I just received the National Center for PTSD newsletter and found out about this program which is geared toward helping family members encourage their veterans to get help after deployment.
I know I sound like a broken record, but I’m constantly amazed by the resources that are being made available to today’s vets and their families. We of the Vietnam generation could only have dreamed of such things. That’s why I love passing along this type of positive information.
Coaching Into Care works with family members or friends who become aware of their Veteran’s post-deployment difficulties—and supports their efforts to find help for the Veteran.
This is a national clinical service providing information and help to Veterans and the loved ones who are concerned about them.
Some visitors will note that their program formerly operated under the name Families at Ease. Coaching Into Care focuses on the VA’s primary mission: helping those who care about Veterans encourage them to seek help.
How Coaching Into Care Helps
Coaching Into Care offers Veterans and their loved ones these services:
- Encouragement and information about getting an evaluation and services
- “Coaching” with family members or friends to help motivate Veteran for evaluation/consultation
- Referrals to services for veterans and their family members
“If living with your Veteran is as hard as living without him, ” contact 1-888-823-7458 or CoachingintoCare@va.gov.