Resources on Service Animals

Lin, C.J. (August, 2013). The Goal: Understanding How Furry Friends Ease PTSD, TBI. Stars and Stripes Magazine. Retrieved from:

Foreman, Kathy, Crosson, Cynthia. (2012). Canines for Combat Veterans: The National Education for Assistance Dog Services. The United States Army Medical Department Journal, p.61-62. Retrieved From:

Krol, William. (2012). Training the Combat and Operational Stress Control Dog: An Innovative Modality for Behavioral Health. The United States Medical Department Journal, p.46-50. Retrieved from:

Colin, Chris. (2012). How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD. Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved From:

Watkins, Kathleen L. (2012). Policy Initiatives for the Use of Canines in Army Medicine.  The United States Army Medical Department Journal, p.8-11. Retrieved From:

U.S. Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division. (2011). ADA Requirements: Service Animals. Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: PTSD: National Center for PTSD. (2014). Dogs and PTSD. Retrieved from

Beck, Christine E. (2012). The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Wounded Warriors in an Occupational Therapy Life Skills Program. The United States Army Medical Department Journal, p. 38-45. Retrieved from:


Resources on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

National Association of State Head Injury Administrations. (n.d.). TBI & PTSD Quick Facts. Retrieved from:

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: PTSD: National Center for PTSD. (2014). About Face: How This Site Works.Retrieved from:

Millham, Matt. (2014). Long-Term Effects of TBI Similar No Matter What the Cause, Study Says. Stars and Stripes. June 14, 2014. Retrieved From:

Bagalman, Erin. (2013). Mental Disorders Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved From:

Bicknell, Michael. (2011). Veteran’s Odyssey: Combat Trauma and the Long Road to Treatment (Report from VFW Post 6974). (Master of Arts Thesis). Retrieved from the University of Texas Digital Repository. Retrieved from:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths 2002-2006. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Retrieved from:

 Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD
 From the National Center for PTSD website: “The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research  findings help those exposed to trauma.”


Veteran’s Crisis Hotline
This is a free service available 24/7 for veterans and their families. Services available include phone, text, and online chat.  

Resources that provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury to veterans, service members, and their families.


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