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Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Events

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, hosted a panel discussion on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and how to support those who have run afoul of the law by providing appropriate treatment. The panel of experts, in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month, was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Law Enforcement to Assist PTSD-Afflicted Veterans in Crisis

In collaboration with the Library of Congress, the National Institute of Corrections hosted a live panel on May 15, 2019. Listen to the panel of experts as they discuss the formation of Veterans Response Teams: law enforcement professionals trained to respond to situations involving veterans in crisis. Learn how cities across America have saved lives, minimized hostile situations, and gotten vets with PTSD the treatment they need by implementing these teams. Moderated by Jonathan Elias, from WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, a panel of renowned experts spoke on the effects of PTSD on veterans and how the Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) support those who have run afoul of the law by proving appropriate treatment. The panel, in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month, will be held in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets are not needed but RSVP is required.