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Honoring Veterans' Day by Understanding PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first brought to public attention in relation to war veterans, but it can result from a variety of traumatic events. It is estimated that 7 to 8 percent of the American population will develop PTSD at some point in their lives. These resources are listed to help overcome misconceptions about PTSD and to help promote promising partnering strategies with American Job Centers.

Accommodations

  • JAN’s Resource on PTSD - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) developed a resource focused on providing an overview of PTSD supported with possible accommodation solutions.

Veterans

  • National Center for PTSD - Among military veterans, PTSD is quite common. This link to the National Center for the PTSD of the U.S. Veteran Affairs website is focused on providing the latest research findings to help those exposed to trauma.
  • Quality Employment for Disabled Veterans - This resource link describes how Disability Program Navigators and DVOP/LVERs (Disabled Veterans Outreach Program/Local Veterans Employment Representative) in two states collaborated to find employment for veterans with disabilities. This resource highlights that when services are integrated and resources are leveraged, successful outcomes are consistently achieved.

Legal Rights

  • EEOC Resource Document - On December 12, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a resource document titled, “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights,” which most notably included rights of those with PTSD as a mental health condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
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