Serving Our Veterans
Diversified Community Services Provides:
• Veteran Outreach
• Women Veterans Support
• Counseling for Individuals, Groups, and Families
Diversified Community Services provides direct services involving gender-specific and culturally-sensitive care to Southern Nevada veterans. Veteran reintegration is not solely a national effort, it’s a community effort. Diversified Community Services also provides community education to non-veteran healthcare and behavioral health providers as well as employers and other organizations. This form of education is one of many steps in the process of aiding veterans in successfully transitioning into civilian life.
Community Education Series
Diversified Community Services is dedicated to serving those who have served in the Armed Forces and understands the need for specialized programs as well as educating the community on properly integrating veterans and providing successful transition and ongoing quality care.
Our Community Education series is not only geared toward active-duty military, veterans and their families, but to direct service providers, volunteers, local businesses and all members of the Southern Nevada community. Below is a list of training opportunities in which Diversified Community Services can bring to you:
Introduction to Military Culture
This training module is designed to educate and help prepare community members and professionals who want to learn more about military culture and veteran reintegration. This session also will provide insight to those who will be working with today's returning war veterans in providing direct services. Topics discussed are military structure and basics, deployment, challenges in homecoming, and what the community can do to aid in successful reintegration.
This session discusses the unique needs of women serving in the military, and the challenges they face when they return. Training participants will discuss media portrayals of women veterans, gender and racial discrimination, and combat exposure. In addition, this session outlines how the community can aid women veterans in successful reintegration and rehabilitation.
PTSD & Traumatic Brain Injury
This training session involves information and discussion on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) acquired in military service. This session is designed for mental health professionals and paraprofessionals seeking to acquire entry-level information and training on mental health stigma, PTSD, TBI, stress, and various treatments for PTSD. This session provides an overview of theory, various forms of effective treatment, and co-occurring disorders. Training participants will leave with a clear understanding of best practices for treating combat-related PTSD and TBI as well as resources for obtaining more advanced training.
MST: Military Sexual Trauma
The VA has reported over 500,000 veterans suffering from Military Sexual Trauma. This session discusses Military Sexual Trauma statistics, ongoing efforts to raise awareness to this social epidemic in the military, and treatment for MST survivors. 181 (8%) out of 2,212 MST cases go to trial and many cases go unreported. MST is an issue that affects both men and women:11% of women and 1.2% of men are raped in service.