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Opportunities Advising Student Veterans
Why Work with Veterans
Who Are We Talking About?
What is it like to be deployed?
combatant death 13%
* TBI and PTSD are not veteran-specific injuries. Conflicts overseas have pushed these invisible injuries into the spotlight
1.86+ Million deployed since 9/11
- 288,952+ veterans on US campuses
Where current veterans attend:
(Top institution: U of Phoenix – online)
GI Bill Monthly Comparisons
Post 9/11 GI Bill Percentage Payout Information
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Brief Video Clip
(+50% of us go thru some type of trauma)
-Damage occurs without impact to the head
TBI & PTSD Cognitive Difficulties
• Attention and concentration difficulties
• Information processing challenges
• Learning and memory deficits
• Sluggish abstract reasoning
• Slowed execution functions
-Problem solving, sequencing
More than twice as likely to commit suicide than non-vets
18.7 to 20.8 per 100,000 compared to 8.9 for non-vets.
Substance abuse issues
Prior psychiatric hospitalization
Firearms may be more readily available
Utah State University
Job Market Advantages
At Large Accommodations
Advisor Crisis Intervention Tips
Have a response for dealing effectively with the Veteran student
Veterans may take a full load for financial reasons and to make up time
Courses To Recommend
Other Useful Websites
The only thing harder than being a Soldier..