Helping Homeless & Addicted Veterans Back Into Civilian Life
A:Although this is true, "DV" in "DV Farm" does not stand for this. "DV" is simply a moniker and can mean "disabled veteran" or whatever it means to the Veteran here at the DV Farm.
Q:"DV" Is "Dysfunctional Veterans"?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Why Does The DV Farm Concept Work?
A:We bring family, security, regular meals, humor and a unique veteran camaraderie to every resident. This 24 hour support system will be where the DV Farm will truly standout from traditional rehabilitation services. The DV Farm Board believes this provides the greatest chance for vets to succeed in kicking addition and getting permanently off the street!
Q:Will Vet Homelessness Increase Overall?
A:Sadly, yes. We feel the number of vets in need of mental health (or related assistance) will rise. As the incidence of multiple deployments became increasingly common, soldiers were subjected to longer and multiple tours of duty and are clearly at risk for higher incidences of stress-related disorders.
A:Addiction is a prominent cause of veteran homelessness therefore, in finding a way to get off the street, individuals invariably need to confront this hurdle. However, if the only step the individual takes it to attempt to give up alcohol and drugs - then they are unlikely to succeed longterm. A focused treatment program supported by a team, guidance in managing temptations during recovery and appropriate aftercare all assist the individual in maintaining sobriety.
Q:Where Do You Start With A New Vet?
Q:What's The Basis Of Your Program?
A:Along with residential facilities - the farm will provide a balanced nutritional program, animal therapy and structure. The DV Farm also employs social workers (with firsthand experience) and offers support groups to enable appropriate assistance. Additionally, fellow veteran residents provide a renewed sense of belonging and camaraderie essential to recovery.
A:We feel that with help, time and an organized management system [that] most vets confronting PTSD or polytrauma can recover. We must examine the attempts of US psychiatrists to treat and prevent the psychiatric consequences of war by implementing screening programs, providing early intervention strategies for acute war-related syndroms near the front lines (forward psychiatry), and mitigating the symptoms of long-term psychiatric disability after deployment. Drugs aren't always the cure however, but via a concerted effort we can find healthier and more effective treatments.
Q:Is Psychiatry For PTSD Effective?
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