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Star Behavioral Health Providers
Attending therapy with a clinician trained in military matters allows a person to more openly express themselves without having to explain military culture and dynamics. Seeking treatment with individuals trained in military culture can allow for a more positive treatment experience and more success in treatment. Maumee Valley Guidance Center has therapists that have completed specialized training to work with military connected individuals, including active duty military members, veterans, guard and reserve members, and family members. Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) complete courses with content created by the Center for Deployment Psychology. SBHP is a three-tiered training program. Tier One provides an introduction to military culture and information about the deployment cycle and educates the therapists on proper terminology, ranks, and acronyms. Tier Two provides education about specific challenges and difficulties that are often associated with military service. Tier Three provides education of evidence-based treatments for behavioral health issues facing service members, veterans and families. These evidence-based treatments include Prolonged Expose Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Assessing and Treating Suicidal Ideation in the military. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact, Dawn Miller, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, Clinical Director, at 800-569-3980 ext. 2109.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a program that provides assistance to low-income veterans in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams Counties. Assistance may be help in obtaining Veteran Administration benefits, such as referrals for services including health care services, child care services, legal services, credit counseling, and housing counseling. Assistance may also be providing temporary financial assistance, including time-limited payments to third parties for rent, utilities, moving expenses, security or utility deposits, transportation, and/or emergency supplies. For more program information, eligibility requirements, or to schedule an appointment, contact Jenny Hoeffel, SSVF Program Manager, at 800-569-3980 ext. 2107.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based prevention program that trains individuals on how to help someone developing mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid has a program model that focuses on the unique experiences and needs of military members, veterans, and their families. Program participants learn to help break down the stigma of mental health and addiction issues, to identify signs of a mental health problem or crisis, to reach out and support someone who is struggling, and to connect someone with local and national resources. For more program information, contact Karen VonDeylen, LISW-S, Prevention Manager, at 800-569-3980 ext. 2138.