Equipping communities with proven programs and supports
The Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness has collaborated with providers, researchers and community partners to implement and test military and veteran programming. Programming supports the treatment, engagement and overall support of active duty, veterans, spouses and family members. Check out our current programs to learn more about active opportunities within the Institute.
Veteran Couples Connect
The Veteran Couples Connect (VCC) program was run within our Veteran Spouse Network, serving veteran and active duty couples in Central Texas where one or both individuals within the couple was experiencing PTSD. The program aimed to both reduce PTSD symptoms, and strengthen the relationship by providing couples with tools to shrink the impact PTSD has on their relationship.
Veteran Restore Program
The Veteran Restore Program, offered by Ascension Seton’s Veteran Intensive Outpatient Program worked with veterans to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program was offered free of charge to veterans, using a model that responded to the physical and mental health needs of each individual by including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group outings, and Resilient Yoga.
Mastering Your Marriage
The UT Mastering Your Marriage project provided 21 veteran couples with marriage enrichment and support to address unique challenges they face in their relationship after military service. The project worked in partnership with the Taya Chris Kyle Foundation, and with the support of a Texas HHSC Veteran and Family Alliance grant.
Strong Families Moving Forward
Strong Families Moving Forward was implemented at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare with funding support from Metrocare and Texas HHSC Texas + Veteran Family Alliance. The program aimed to strengthen family members’ bonds, improve relationships within a supportive, family-focused atmosphere, and offer referrals for individualized mental health support.