American Council on Education Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

This site contains the archive of the Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, which functioned from 2012-2016 as an online resource designed to help higher education institutions build effective programs for military-connected students. This archive contains resources shared by Toolkit users during the site’s operation, including a variety of best practices and models.

Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is the only 501(c)3 non-profit research organization with a singular focus on PTSD and TBI research. It is dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma on the brain.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

The IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families. The IVMF is committed to advancing the post-service lives of America’s service members, veterans and their families. Supported by a world class advisory board and public and private partners, its professional staff delivers unique and innovative programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship education and training to post 9/11 veterans and active duty military spouses, as well as tailored programs to veterans of all eras. The IVMF also provides actionable and national impacting research, policy analysis and program evaluation, and works with communities and non-profits across the nation to enhance service delivery for the 22.5 million veterans throughout the United States and their families.

Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health (Australia)

The Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health is the official journal of the Australasian Military Medicine Association. It is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to supporting the publication of research and information on military medicine and veterans’ health, recognising that the impact of military service translates into health effects on military personnel long after they retire.  It provides and promotes information for those health professionals who are working in, researching or have an interest in the unique facets of medicine and health of military personnel and veterans.

Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health (Canada)

The Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health (JMVFH) is an online, open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that was first published in 2015. JMVFH is the official journal of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).

Journal of Traumatic Stress

The Journal of Traumatic Stress is the official publication of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. It is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication in English of peer-reviewed original papers on biopsychosocial aspects of traumatic stress from authors around the world.

Journal of Veteran Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies is a U.S.-based open-access, independent, peer-reviewed journal. The goals of the journal are to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

Military Behavioral Health Journal

Military Behavioral Health: An International Journal of Research and Community Study is the flagship academic journal aggregating current knowledge about the biopsychosocial health and well-being of service members, veterans and military families. The bi-annual journal, which is housed at the school’s USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) and published by Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group, addresses resiliency and transition challenges among military personnel and their families through peer-reviewed behavioral health research. Disciplines that contribute to military behavioral health knowledge include social work, psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, sociology, organizational behavior, and anthropology.

Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) works to support service members and their families through research, outreach, grant offerings and more. Our teams frequently collaborate with other organizations seeking to improve the lives of military families.

NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community

The Veterans Knowledge Community is the national leader in supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge in support of the college success of student veterans.  Practitioners and scholars alike will find an engaging home among this caring group of professionals and scholars.  Please consider joining in our leadership team within your region or at the national level through Volunteer Central.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. It works to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

Psychological Health Center of Excellence Deployment Health

This Department of Defense site provides information and guidance for healthcare providers and service members regarding the health-related aspects of the deployment process. It also provides information on deployment resources for service members and their families.

RAND National Security Research

RAND conducts a broad array of national security research for the U.S. Department of Defense and allied ministries of defense. RAND’s four U.S. federally funded research and development centers explore topics from acquisition and technology to personnel and readiness.

USC Center for Innovation and Research of Veterans & Military Families

The mission of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is to enhance the visibility and impact of research, education and outreach to inform decision-makers on policy issues affecting veterans and their families. Among those issues is a focus on rapidly increasing the number of clinical social workers and behavioral health providers trained to treat the challenges service members, veterans and their families face, as well as mental health research that can be directly and quickly translated into clinical practice.

VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), in collaboration with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other leading professional organizations, has developed clinical practice guidelines for military servicemembers and veterans for a number of medical and mental health conditions. These guidelines address patient cohorts, serve to reduce errors, and provide consistent quality of care and utilization of resources throughout and between the VA and DoD health care systems. The guidelines are also cornerstones for accountability and facilitate learning and the conduct of research. The guidelines are endorsed by the VA/DoD Evidence Based Practice Work Group.

VA Campus Toolkit

This toolkit provides faculty, staff, and administrators resources to support student veterans. The Post-9/11 GI Billl® is bringing student veterans to campuses in record numbers. VA’s aim is to help campuses welcome these men and women by recognizing who they are, and understanding their unique experiences, adjustments, and needs.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at