Term Veteran Support Groups
Code PN-8100.4500-850
Definition Mutual support groups whose members were previously affiliated with one of the branches of the armed forces, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; may focus on former prisoners of war, veterans of specific wars, e.g., the Gulf War, women who are veterans or other specific veteran populations; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes and put their lives back together if they have been troubled by homelessness, disability, substance abuse, depression or other issues related to their service to the country.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 12/8/10
Use References Support Groups for Veterans
Veteran's Support Groups
See Also References Veteran Benefits Assistance (FT-1000.9000)
Veteran Burial Benefits (NS-1000.9000)
Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits (NS-1800.9000)
Veteran Education Benefits (HL-8000.1800-900)
Veteran Employment Programs (ND-6500.9200)
Veteran High School Diploma Programs (HH-0500.2500-900)
Veteran Home Loans (BH-3500.3400-900)
Veteran Homes (BH-8400.9000)
Veteran Life Insurance (NS-4500.9000)
Veteran Membership Organizations (TD-1400.9000)
Veteran/Military Health Insurance (NS-8000.9000)
Veteran/Military Hotlines (RP-1500.1400-900)
Veteran Outpatient Clinics (LN-9000)
Veteran Reintegration Counseling (RP-1400.8000-900)
Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (LL-3000.9000)
Veterans Courts (FC-8200.8100-920)
Veteran Survivors Benefits (NS-8200.9000)
Veteran Treatment Cards (DF-7000.9100)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW 7.1.01.01)
Counseling (NTE F60)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Mental Health (ACH L-01)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Related Concepts Military/Veteran Services
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Comments
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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