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VA Northern California Health Care System

 

Caregiver Support

Shon Tamblyn, LCSWUPCOMING EVENTS

September 2014

  • * VHA Caregiver Program: PTSD and Family Relationships
  • These sessions are designed to equip the Caregivers of Veterans to recognize and respond effectively to stress within children and others in the family affected when a Veteran has symptoms of PTSD. The program will focus on educating Caregivers about PTSD and provide developmentally appropriate guidance on talking with children and adolescents about the Veteran’s symptoms and behavior.
  • Presented by: Karen Guthrie LICSW; Michelle D. Sherman Ph.D.
  • Tuesday, September 23rd at 3pm ET

October 2014

  • * Understanding Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence for Caregivers
  • This one hour presentation will help participants understand and define "domestic violence" and "intimate partner violence," as well as how to access resources for themselves or family and friends affected by domestic violence.
  • Presented by: Jennifer Broomfield, LISW, JD
  • Tuesday, October 7th at 1pm ET

  • Care for the Caregiver: Vital Connections: Restoring Balance in the Most Challenging Times
  • A telephone education group focused on strategies to enhance resilience and restore balance
  • Facilitated by the VA Caregiver Support Line.
  • Tuesday, October 7th at 10am ET
    With encore session
    Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm ET
    Wednesday, September 29th at 3pm ET

November 2014

  • Care for the Caregiver: The Three C’s of Caring for Someone with Dementia - Communicating, Coping & Connecting: A Book Bag of Self-Care Tips
  • A telephone education group focused on strategies to enhance resilience and restore balance
  • Facilitated by the VA Caregiver Support Line.
  • Tuesday, November 4th at 10am ET
    With encore session
    Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm ET
    Wednesday, November 19th at 3pm ET

December 2014

  • Care for the Caregiver: Finding Comfort in the Healing Gifts of the Season
  • A telephone education group focused on strategies to enhance resilience and restore balance
  • Facilitated by the VA Caregiver Support Line.
  • Tuesday, December 2nd at 10am ET
    With encore session
    Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm ET
    Wednesday, December 17th at 3pm ET

* Visit www.myvehucampus.com and selection the "Upcoming Events" Icon in the virtual lobby. Then click the "Register" icon next to "VA Caregiver Conference".  Your minimum system requirements will be verified automatically. Then click "Continue to next step". Select the checkbox next to the session(s) you plan to attend and then click "Register. You will receive a confirmation by email.

New to MyVeHU Campus? Enrolling takes just a few minutes. Visit www.myvehucampus.com and click the ENROLL icon at the bottom of the page. Included are step by step instructions explaining how to enroll. If you need any assistance, please contact us. Email the MyVeHU Campus Helpdesk at support@myvehucampus.com or call 423-979-4368. For more information, visit www.vehu.va.gov . All sessions are presented online, streamed directly to your desktop or mobile device.

Caregiver Services

Caregiver Services

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.

Benefits for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans

Services for Family Caregivers of Post-9/11 Veterans

If you are the Family Caregiver of a Veteran who was injured post-9/11, you may be eligible for additional services through VA, including a stipend, comprehensive training and medical coverage through VA if you are not already covered by a plan. Follow the link to learn more about the services and to see if you are currently eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.

Contact

Shon Tamblyn, LCSW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
McClellan OPC
916-640-8452
shon.tamblyn@va.gov

Tina Shat, MSW, LCSW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
Martinez OPC
925-372-2154
Christina.Shat@va.gov

Patricia Gomez-Gillard, LCSW
Caregiver Support Coordinator
Redding OPC
530-247-7922
Patricia.Gomez-Gillard@va.gov

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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274