Facilitaing Support Groups For Women Veterans
The Monument to Women Veterans, Inc. has purchased the screening rights for the award-winning film, “The Invisible War”. Filmmaker Kirby Dick presents this groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets – the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. MWV offers this film as part of our on-going community education and advocacy for all who serve in the U.S. military, past, present, and future.
Following the very first showing of The Invisible War in 2012, it was evident that there was a need for PTSD support groups for victims in the local community who have experienced military sexual trauma. Monument to Women Veterans immediately sought out a local organization to facilitate PTSD support groups for women to meet this need. In 2013, this program was approved for CEU credits for nurses. Following a showing to a national nurse’s organization in St. Louis, MO, MWV successfully facilitated the beginning of two new PTSD support groups for women.
Plans are currently underway for approval for CEU credit for social workers and mental health counselors.