The summit will provide faith-based and community organizations and employers with comprehensive information and resources to help them serve female veterans better.
Information on post-traumatic stress disorder support groups, homeless program services, trauma-informed care, educational assistance, benefits applications, military sexual trauma claims and unemployment benefits and employment resources will be available.
Brenda Melton, women veterans health program manager of the Atlanta VA Medical Center in DeKalb County, will deliver a keynote address on health services and resources for women veterans. Paulette Norvel Lewis, regional administrator of the Women’s Bureau, will share the agency’s Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness guide, which is designed to assist service providers delivering care to women veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma. A panel of federal agency representatives will provide information on how to access medical and nonmedical benefits, file military sexual trauma and disability claims, and receive education, housing and employment assistance.
Participating federal agencies include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Individuals may register at http://wbresourcesummit2013.eventbrite.com/#.
Questions about the event can be directed to Marlaina Guillaume at (404) 562-2336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitors planning to attend the summit should bring proper photo identification and allow ample time for parking and security clearance.
The Women’s Bureau, established by Congress in 1920, is the only federal agency designated to represent the needs of working women. Today, the bureau’s goal is to empower all working women to achieve economic security by developing policies and standards that safeguard the interests of working women by advocating for their equality and economic security, and by promoting quality work environments. Additional resources to help women in the workplace are available at http://www.dol.gov/wb.