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 MOAA/NDIA Warrior-Family Symposium Video Coverage 

MOAA and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) cohosted the Warrior-Family Symposium Sept. 12 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s program, “Mental Health: Linking Warriors and Their Families, Government, and Society,” takes a broad look at mental health and the challenges facing wounded warriors and their family members in a post-war environment.

Panelists and key speakers discussed the scope of mental health among military families; the mental health implications on individuals, government, and society; and innovative solutions taking place in the mental health field — culminating in a call to action for individuals and organizations to effect change outside of the forum to help warriors and their families today and tomorrow. Emerging themes focused on erasing the stigma associated with mental health issues, peer support as a way to encourage seeking treatment and during the treatment process, innovations in the mental health field, and integration between the mind and body, the public and private sectors, and DoD, the VA, and the Department of Health and Human Services. 

A transcript and extensive video footage can be found here. http://www.moaa.org/wfs2013/#v1

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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Announce the Release of Video Footage from The 2012 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS)

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) co-hosted the 2012 Warrior-Family Symposium on September 13 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. This year’s program, “Saluting Their Sacrifice: A Decade of Challenges and Triumphs for Our Wounded Heroes and Their Families,” aimed at expanding on the collective efforts of government and non-government organizations, over the past decade, to improve the physical, psychological, and overall well-being of wounded warriors and their families.

 The event was successful in its goal of shining a light on the support and assistance provided to severely wounded service members and their families since the fateful 9-11 attacks that spurred large scale combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The purpose was to identify what additional efforts need to be made by both government and non-government organizations to ensure these heroes, and their family care-givers, receive the attention, services, and support they need to make the journey from recovery, to rehabilitation, to transition, back into a productive life.

 The Symposium was attended by more than 450 government leaders, care-givers and supporting organizations, making it one of the most successful and relevant continuing conferences covering the needs of our combat wounded.

 Videos from the Symposium, showcasing such topic areas as “How Wounded Warriors-Families are Doing Today” and “Linking Alliances to New Beginnings”, can be seen below.

Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), House Committee on Veterans Affairs


Panel: "The Early Years — How Wounded Warriors-Families Are Doing Today."


Fireside Chat: "Transitions & New Beginnings — Linking Alliances To Evolving Needs"


Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

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