This is a wonderful addition to our clinical services and a good example of our community based model at work. Our network was built to treat the entire family and get to the root of any issues in the military home.
STAMFORD, Conn. (PRWEB) April 26, 2018
In honor of the Month of the Military Child each Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic around the country is supplementing their clinical treatment of military families by continuing to care to for the entire family unit.
The Cohen Clinics are each distributing “Family Game Night” packages, which include board games, arts & crafts, and educational items designed to bring the entire family together for quality time.
“This is a wonderful addition to our clinical services and a good example of our community based model at work. Our network was built to treat the entire family and get to the root of any issues in the military home,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, President & CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network. “Along with access to care, our commitment to seeing military families is a top priority.”
The Cohen Veterans Network has treated nearly 6,000 clients to date in two years. Family members are a crucial component and 43% of all clients in the network are non-veteran spouses and children. Across the country, children are 14% of the total CVN client population. The Cohen Clinics offer brief, client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues including family issues, transition challenges, and children’s behavioral problems.
Several of the Cohen Clinics gave out more than 50 of the packages at large community events last weekend, including the Killeen, TX clinic at an elementary school at Ft. Hood and the Fayetteville, N.C. clinic at a local Month of the Military Child Celebration.
The Silver Spring, MD clinic has hosted a Parenting Skills Group at the clinic and handed out the packages, while the Cohen Clinic in El Paso, TX is similarly handing out the packages at military child events inside the clinic this month. Our Philadelphia clinic has been active at several community events and plans to hand out packages at local student veteran centers.
The Cohen Clinic in San Antonio will give out the “Family Game Night” kits at the Viva Fiesta Kids Parade tonight, while the Denver clinic is distributing alongside Project Sanctuary this week. Similar distribution events are planned in Dallas and New York.
The concept was piloted at the first Cohen Veterans Network Annual Meeting in Chicago on March 26-27. More than 100 team members from around the network came together for two days of collaboration and learning. A community event took place, where staff packaged 60 boxes for local military families in need, which were distributed via Rush University Medical Center’s Road Home program.
ABOUT THE COHEN VETERANS NETWORK
The Cohen Veterans Network is a national, not for profit philanthropic organization for post-9/11 veterans and their families. CVN focuses on improving mental health outcomes, with a goal to build a network of outpatient mental health clinics for veterans and their families in high-need communities, in which trained clinicians deliver holistic evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions. Learn more about the Cohen Veterans Network.
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