LA Veterans Collaborative Zoom Meeting Aug. 12, 2020

Don’t forget to register for the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This meeting will take place on Zoom – from 9am to 12pm.

 
This month we will hear from Dr. Carl Castro, Director of the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP).  He will discuss the future of the LAVC and the ongoing collective effort in securing its longevity.  Also, Jim Zenner, Mental Health Clinical Program Manager, with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, will provide an update on the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN). Kelly Armaly, Consultant, with the Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), will share SCG/ VPAN Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunities at the local level.  Tony Madril, LCSW, will share information about an ongoing pilot study examining the benefits of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapyin the treatment of PTSD. 
The Legal and Re-Entry workgroup will host Rigo Reyes from the Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs Department. His presentation will start at 11 am immediately following the collective meeting. 

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When Women Vote: A Zócalo/Natural History Museum of LA Online Event – Aug 20, 2020 6pm

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County present When Women Vote, a three-event series that begins with “How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?” 

There are few forces of nature more formidable than a group of women fed up with the status quo. From the French Revolution—which was sparked in part by a 7,000-woman march from Paris to Versailles—to Black Lives Matter—which was founded by three women—some of the most important protest movements in global history have been women-led. In addition to organizing many of summer 2020’s continuing marches, over the past century women have taken to the streets to rally for voting and equal rights, to condemn sexual and gun violence, and to stand against the sitting president. But protest has taken other forms too, including the #MeToo movement, anti-colonial mobilizations from Ethiopia to Southeast Asia, women taking the wheel in Saudi Arabia to demand the right to drive, and boycotts and strikes like the Women’s Political Council Montgomery bus boycott. How have women risen up collectively to create change—and influenced broader movements in the process? What has made women particularly effective protesters, and what ideas have women come up with that have changed the art of protest? A panel of scholars and activists visits Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discuss the power of women saying “no” throughout history.

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News from LA Veterans Collaborative

 Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) sends a thank you to those who joined the meeting this month! They look forward to hosting you at the next collaborative meeting on July 8, 2020.  


Dr. Frank Alvarez M.D., MPH, discussed Los Angeles County’s Roadmap to Reopening during COVID-19 pandemic. Here is some aadditional materials related to the presentation on COVID-19 and the Los Angeles County guidelines to reopening below:    
Roadmap to Reopening
Roadmap to Recovery Infographic
Protocols for Retail Establishments

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

Please join us for the next LAVC meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom!
This month, Dr. Carl Castro, the Director of the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP), will talk about his recent article examining the impact of COVID-19 on the Veteran Community. The full article is included below:Impact of COVID-19 on mental health care for Veterans: Improvise, adapt and overcome 

To learn more about the LAVC and community resources please visit our LAVC website.

All local Social Security offices will be closed – see info about receiving continued services below

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.Please read our press release to learn more, including how to get help from the Social Security Administration by phone and online.

Here you’ll find information on Social Security office closures, safety preparedness in case of emergencies, signing up for direct deposit of your benefit payments, and more. 

Our web page is updated every 10 minutes. Please check back for the latest information about office closings and delays and to subscribe to your state/territory. Click this text link to go to the page.

February 12, 2020 Next Meeting of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

Attend the next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  The collective meeting will begin at 10 am, and it will take place at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.  We have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH)to host this month’s meeting.  
This month we will host a panel presentation highlighting the discussions of the 2020 Military Research Summit led by Dr. Carl Castro the Director of theUSC Military and Veterans Programs. The topic this year is Moral Injury.  We will examine, theory, measurement, and applications/implications.  
We will also have a special presentation by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, the Executive Director of the White House Task Force set to create the President’s Road-map to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS).   

Link to register for the February meeting.    
If you are interested in attending the Women Veterans or the Access & Engagement working groups, please arrive at 9 am.

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) Meets Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month – Next Meeting Feb 12, 2020

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is achieved by strategically coordinating and improving veteran access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy to improve the lives of veterans and their families. 

Our Women Veterans Working Group consists of community outreach professionals, social workers, and policy advocates from veteran service organizations, public agencies, and community groups across Los Angeles County. This working group strives to develop strategies to ensure that the needs of female veterans are understood and met within the community.

Administered by USC Military and Veterans Programs, the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative comprises community stakeholders and representatives from more than 300 organizations coordinating services and addressing the needs of veterans and military families in the Los Angeles area.   

LAVC meet every second Wednesday of the month.    

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting Dec. 11, 2019

The next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting is on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  The collective meeting will begin at 10 am, and it will take place at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.  We have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the office of Military Veterans Affairs to host the next upcoming meetings.  Please don’t forget to register for the December meeting.    
If you are interested in attending the Women Veterans or the Access & Engagement working groups, please arrive at 9 am.   
Please make sure to register for the meeting!
Get more information
lavetscollab@gmail.com 2138213617
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