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NLTP Veterans Program
Wednesday, May 26, 2021  |  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at this free Veterans Program to learn about opportunities  and resources for Veterans in the civilian workforce. Meet government partners from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Park Service, State Department, Department of Transportation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and more! Download the flyer (pdf)

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Veterans Workshops

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12:00 PM – 4:00 PM  

Opening Greeting

Harvey Johnson,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for The Office of Resolution Management, Diversity & Inclusion,  VA

    V1 Employment Services

Christopher Collins



 

V2 The Role Of Telehealth And Virtual Video Connect
Dr. Keith J. Myers, Doctor of Physical Therapist, MBA

Dr. Keith Myers is the Clinical Director for the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center in Gainesville, Florida (VRHRC-GNV). Previously, he served as the Line Manager for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services within the North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SG VHS). With a background in Physical Therapy, he has over 20 years of experience as a clinician and healthcare administrator. Over the past 9 years, Dr. Myers has led the tele-rehabilitation efforts for his health system, as well as collaborative efforts to expand the use of clinical video telehealth as a resource for rural Veterans to access a variety of clinical disciplines at VA Medical Centers nationwide. In his role as the Clinical Director for the VRHRC-GNV, he aims to cultivate a wide range of innovative solutions to improve access to care and promote independent living for Veterans in rural areas. Dr. Myers received his bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida, where he also received his Master’s in Business Administration. He received his Doctorate from Utica College.


 

V3 Whole Health: It’s All About You!
Laurie Reisman, VA

Whole Health: It’s All About You! will explore whole health tools as a healthcare approach that empowers and equips people to take care of their health and well-being, and live their life to the fullest. The Practice of Whole Health includes considering the Veteran at the Center of Healthcare Delivery. There are Eight areas of Self-Care to consider, with tools that provide avenues of Prevention and Treatment, as well how to consider the Community in this work. Long story short, this course will explore what Well-Being Programs and approaches to explore. Complementary and Integrative Health will also be reviewed. Lastly, A Gratitude Practice will also be shared for you to fine the Whole Health Path Forward.


 

V4 VBA 101 Benefits And Services
Raymond Wall, VA

This course will be an Overview of VBA Benefits and Services. VBA Mission Statement: To serve as an advocate for Veterans, service members, Survivors, and dependents in delivering benefits and services that honor their military service, assist in their readjustment, enhance their lives, and engender their full trust. The Overview of VBA Benefits and Services will cover the ICARE Values and Core Characteristics, VBA Operations, District Structure, and Program Reviews of: Disability Compensation, Pension, Fiduciary, and Education. Other areas reviewed will be the Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E), Home Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Benefits for Survivors and Dependents. Other programs also include: Office of Transition and Economic Development (TED). Tools and resources available will also be covered.


 

V5 The Role Of Recreation/Creative Arts Therapy In The Healing Process
John Mikula, VA

The Role of Recreation Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy in the Healing Process will explore ways to implement Recreation Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy in the healthcare delivery process to heal the mind, body, and spirit. Conditions may be visually present or not. The use of specialized treatment modalities to improve and/or maintain function, to promote health, to enhance independent living, and improve overall quality of life. There will also be a practical application provided considering mindfulness, using breath, and focusing on self-care.


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