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Caregiver Support Program (CSP) - Highlighted Resource for the Month - September

 September Resource of the month - VA S.A.V.E Training for Caregivers

VA S.A.V.E. Training for Caregivers
is offered to caregivers of enrolled Veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) at every VA facility. VA S.A.V.E. Training for Caregivers stems from the broader VA S.A.V.E. training offered through VA. It provides supplemental guidance developed specifically for caregivers of Veterans. This training specifically teaches caregivers the important steps of suicide prevention: Signs, Ask, Validate, and Encourage/Expedite. It also provides practical techniques and additional resources to share with Veterans who may experience suicidal thoughts.

VA S.A.V.E. Training for Caregivers is available in person and virtually to caregivers of Veterans enrolled in VA health care who are also CSP participants. VA S.A.V.E. Training is offered through PsychArmor and is open to all caregivers, even those of Veterans not enrolled in VA health care.  Both VA S.A.V.E. Trainings (in-person/VA facility and online) may be suitable for caregivers who:

  • Seek to become more confident and direct in preventing Veteran suicide.
  • Desire guidance on how to demonstrate support and encouragement.
  • Want to enhance their intervention skills and overall caregiving.
  • Would like to learn more about the resources available to at-risk Veterans.

VA S.A.V.E. Training Resources

Need Help?

Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you, and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Team/Coordinator, at your local VA Medical Center.

VA CSL Expanded hours:
      -Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
      -Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator is a licensed professional who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.

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