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April is the Month of the Military Child

In April, we will honor the military children within our military and veteran families for their service, strength, and resilience. It is crucial to acknowledge the needs of our military children and the challenges they encounter at a young age.…

Madison McGuire

Congratulations Madison McGuire!

We are so happy for former IMVFW intern, Madison McGuire, who recently got accepted into Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and will begin her medical education in August 2024. Madison first joined the Institute as an intern…

2024 UT Austin Military Veteran Symposium

On Tuesday, February 27th, Institute staff attended UT Austin’s Military and Veteran Symposium – a collaborative event hosted by the Military and Veteran Stakeholder Council, welcoming the 25 university offices focused on supporting military- and veteran-connected individuals and families.  Included…

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Recruiting Veterans & CSOs for Safety Planning

Our partners at the VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC are conducting a research study where they work with a veteran and their concerned significant other (spouse, family member, loved one, etc.) to safely store firearms and to access crisis services, should…

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PTSD and Relationships

New blog post by VSN’s Program Manager Hannah O’Brien, where she discusses how PTSD has looked in her relationship.

Sponsor Spotlight: Chevron

Thanking Chevron for their generosity

We want to extend a warm thank you to Chevron, for their donation to the EmpowerEd educational webinars, run by the Veteran Spouse Network and the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness. Chevron has supported our work in the…

Navigating holidays with PTSD

For veterans and service members with PTSD, the holidays can be a challenging time. Take a look at these tips to help prepare for potential triggers that may arise this season. The below list was adapted from an Endeavors post “8…

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We’re presenting at the 2024 SSWR conference

We’re so excited to be presenting at this year’s Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference! Institute’s Dr. Elisa Borah and Aubrey Harvey will both be presenting on our work with the military and veteran community, specifically focusing on…

Laurianne Rodriguez receiving the Yellow Rose of Texas award

Honoring Laurianne Rodriguez, the 2023 Yellow Rose of Texas

The Institute is so proud of our staff member, Veteran Spouse Network Program Coordinator, Laurianne Rodriguez, for her recent honor of receiving the Yellow Rose of Texas award commission. The Yellow Rose of Texas award was established in 1957 by former…