Original Event Date: 1/21/2010
Presenter: Beth Keeton
This presentation provides and overview of the various benefits programs available to Veterans with disabilities. Included in the discussion will be: VA Disability Compensation, VA Disability Pension, Social Security Disability Insurance, and Supplemental Security income. Additionally, information will be provided on VA services available through the One-Stop Centers, and the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation & Training.
Original Event Date: 2/22/2010
Presenters: Mary Huber, Debbie Joseph, Missy Jones
The presentation discusses the prevalence of unemployed homeless Veterans and the co-occurrence of mental health issues including TBI, SUD, and PTSD. Next, strategies and techniques in working with employers and homeless Veterans in helping them find and retain employment are provided. In closing, information about training and motivational techniques for administrators to use when supervising and motivating their employees to assist homeless Veterans find employment are offered.
Original Event Date: 3/11/2010
Presenter: Melanie Lilliston - National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
This presentation provides information on how HVRP grantees providers can leverage resources to offer services for Veterans. Details are given on how organizations can successfully partner with other federal, local, and community resources to aid in serving homeless Veterans.
Original Event Date: 4/15/2010
Presenter: Amy Davis - Virginia Commonwealth University
This presentation discusses multiple issues surrounding homeless women Veterans and their families including: employment barriers, legal issues, unique health issues, and services and benefit programs available. Amy Davis shares experiences in working with women Veterans and provide examples of how homeless women Veterans can embark on their own journey to success.
Original Event Date: 6/3/2010
Presenter: Sue Hoffman
We've all been hearing a lot about them for a while. These jobs will impact several business sectors, including: manufacturing, construction, maintenance services, transportation and retail. In this presentation, we'll take a look at what specific jobs will be affected, training for those jobs, and how we can prepare people to be successful in a new era of employment.
Original Event Date: 4/16/2009
Presenter: Stephan Haimowitz
This webcast offers an overview of the basic legal strategies available to homeless and other Veterans (and their advocates) to address the criminal records which create obstacles to getting a good job. Aimed at non-lawyers, the web cast discusses 1) Criminal records - terms, types and the problems they produce, 2) The laws in some states which limit employers' use of applicants' criminal records, 3)The legal tools which enable individuals in many states to “erase” a criminal record, and 4) How to locate information and assistance
Given that the laws on this topic vary widely across the country, the webcast will suggest general approaches which can be adapted to the individual's situation and particular state's rules.