VHA Homeless Programs – Self Care for Staff

Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Roger Casey, Director, Education & Dissemination, National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, talks with experts from across the VHA on balancing personal and professional life through wellness and self-care while working with Veterans experiencing homelessness.

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Jeff Belton, Tai Chi/Qi Gong Instructor, Recreation Assistant, discusses the efficacy of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and mindfulness practices on health and wellness.

May 2020

22 min 9 sec

Kristi Whitford, LCSW, HUD-VASH Supervisor, discusses virtual team-building activities to assist staff with feeling connected during uncertain times.

May 2020

19 min 30 sec

Dr. Michal Wilson, Medical Advisor, VHA Homeless Program Office, offers a reflective look at managing stress through emotional validation. Discussion includes tools to assist with finding a relaxing, calm state when faced with isolation, grief, and uncertainty.

May 2020

22 min 48 sec

Dr. Brian Meyer, PTSD-SUD Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, discusses the importance of caring for yourself during times of uncertainty and offers specific tools for individual use.

May 2020

26 min 9 sec

Anne Wells, LCSW, Mental Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker,discusses management of sleep during times of increased stress. The discussion includes specific tools as well as informed tips associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

May 2020

20 min 7 sec

Dr. Matt Stimmel, National Training Director, Veterans Justice Programs, talks about the importance of self-care. The discussion focuses on impactful tools with recognition of reactions and associated emotions.

May 2020

36 min 7 sec

Tracey Noonan, LICSW, HUD-VASH Program Manager, discusses giving yourself the soothing gift of self-care, through the use of personal acknowledgement and informed tips associated with Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

May 2020

26 min 8 sec