BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN
They’re service members, family members, caregivers, and so much more. We’re celebrating women who give their all, so they can turn their dreams into reality.
The PVA Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat (formerly WE Served) is an all-expenses-paid retreat that focuses on the holistic well-being of women veterans with disabilities. This immersive and outcomes-driven experience – limited to just 40 attendees – will empower these women to navigate the unique challenges of their everyday lives … and flourish.
Participants will enjoy four days of learning and community-building in an inclusive and supportive environment. PVA will assemble a line-up of experts and thought leaders to present education on topics including:
- Benefits of Volunteering
- Comprehensive Wellness
- Education as a Path Forward
- Food Is Fuel
- PVA's Employment Program
- Stress Management: Change, Coping, and Adaptation
- Take Charge! Healthcare Decision Making
- Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Financial Future
Women veterans with disabilities will leave this event with the information and tools they need to be UnstoppABLE at home, at work, and in life.
The webinars will cover issues specific to our female veteran population – from current healthcare concerns, to general health and wellness topics, as well as advocacy and legislation updates on how PVA is working to address the specific needs of women veterans.
September 10, 2020, 11:00 am EDT
How to be an Advocate
Speakers: Heather Ansley, Esq., MSW, Associate Executive Director of Government Relations, and Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director
Facts & Myths about Covid-19
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Engage in Something New
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Wellness Through Adaptive Sports
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What's Happening on Capitol Hill
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- VA’s From Science to Practice literature series includes “Suicide Among Women Veterans: Risk Factors Associated With Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being” and “How Women’s Reproductive Cycles and Sexual Health Affect Their Suicide Risk” to help health care providers better understand unique suicide risks for women Veterans.
- VA’s Make the Connection enables viewers to filter for stories based on condition, gender, service era, and other categories. One video features Yasmeen, a woman Veteran who experienced depression and self-harm after her service. Through counseling at VA, Yasmeen has learned ways to cope and move forward. Hear her story here.
- VA’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) “Here for Her” highlights how women and women Veterans are often there for others, so it is important that others be there for them. Video and radio formats are available for you to download from the Veterans Crisis Line website.
- Unfortunately, both women and men can experience sexual assault or sexual harassment during their service, which is also called military sexual trauma (MST). Let Veterans who experienced MST know they are not alone by sharing recovery-related resources and information. For example, VA offers free care for mental and physical health conditions related to MST with expansive eligibility. Share this infographic for women and refer Veterans in your community to https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/msthome.asp.