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An Active Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Safety Aids and Avoidance

This guide helps Veterans understand how trauma affects their lives.

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ACT Strategies Guide for Anxiety and Trauma-Related Problems in Living

This guide supplements the current VA Evidence-Based Practice for ACT for Depression protocol. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders

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The Great Outdoors: Engaging with Nature for Mental Health

These materials integrate the science of the benefits of engaging with nature, with the well-established approaches of behavioral activation, mindfulness, and other positive psychology exercises.

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The mission of the South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.

The South Central MIRECC strives to promote and celebrate a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among our staff, across our sites, and in the work we do to improve mental health care for rural and other underserved Veterans.

For more information, email us at VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov

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An Active Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Safety Aids and Avoidance
8/25/2022 - This guide helps Veterans understand how trauma affects their lives. It will help them recover from any lasting reactions to trauma that are keeping them from living life to the fullest. They will learn to identify behaviors that are keeping them stuck in their recovery and learn a step-by-step method for changing them. This guide gives hope for recovery and the confidence to accomplish goals.
 
 
New Resource to Help Clinicians Apply ACT Strategies to Anxiety and Trauma-Related Problems
8/25/2022 - This guide supplements the current VA Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for ACT for Depression (ACT-D) protocol. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders. It is meant for clinicians with training and experience in the ACT model, such as ACT-D EBP or similar training. This is not a treatment protocol.
 
 
Summer Newsletter
8/25/2022 - Read our summer newsletter for updates on our faculty, research, resources, accomplishments, and more!
 
 
New Materials To Help Veterans Engage in Positive and Healthy Nature-based Activities
6/1/2022 - These materials integrate the science of the benefits of engaging with nature, with the well-established approaches of behavioral activation, mindfulness, and other positive psychology exercises. The clinician manual supports the delivery of a very brief (1-2 session) or brief (3-5) session intervention in a variety of settings. The Veteran guide can be used as part of a clinician-delivered intervention, or as a self-help intervention.
 
 
Upddated Resource for Delirium
3/16/2022 - To commemorate World Delirium Awareness Day, we have updated our Delirium: Information for Families and Caregivers brochure. This brochure is intended to help families and caregivers of Veterans understand and manage delirium.
 
 

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