THE HOMELESS WARRIORS PROJECT

      THE VIDEOSYNERGY® CONSORTIUM’S Current Top Priority Project: To Provide A Program of Free VIDEOSYNERGY® Video Feedback PTSD Treatment Sessions To Homeless Veterans On The Hawaiian Island Of Oahu.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

VIDEOSYNERGY ® CONSORTIUM
OAHU HOMELESS VETERANS
CRISIS OUTREACH
PTSD TREATMENT PROGRAM

            This program is designed as a CRISIS OUTREACH PTSD TREATMENT METHOD DEMONSTRATION PROJECT to deliver one weekly VVFP-ITS (VIDEOSYNERGY® Video Feedback Psychotherapy Individual Treatment Session) for TEN WEEKS to any HOMELESS VETERAN who elects to participate in the program. The Project includes a plan to spin-off any of these individuals who want to further voluntarily participate into a VVFP-GTS (Group Treatment Sessions) to form 3 therapy groups meeting weekly; each composed of 10 Homeless Veterans suffering from PTSD per group for TEN WEEKS. These group participants would also be eligible to voluntarily continue with one weekly VVFP-ITS during the ten week VVFP-GTS Treatment Course. This Program was first presented to THE OAHU VETERANS CENTER COUNCIL MEETING, 1298 Kukila Street, Hon., HI 96818, Sandy Ballard, Director, Phone: 422-4000, on Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 9:00 AM. This beautiful new facility has tentatively been selected as the site where the VVFP-GTS component of the Project may be conducted. These Group Sessions will be conducted by Ken Austin, DCSW  at  whatever location is finally chosen as the appropriate meeting place. The VVFP-ITS will be conducted by Ken Austin, DCSW, at VIDEOSYNERGY ® STUDIO II, LLC, 1216 Young St #305, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Phone: (808) 591-9110.
             The Project includes a plan for outreach contacts with Veterans on Oahu, some of whom may be in Homeless Shelters, receiving other methods of Treatment for their PTSD. The program includes a plan to provide transportation for the Project Participants to and from the Group and Individual Sessions to be worked out on a case-by-case basis with each Veteran Participant. There may be incentive components to this program, but the Veterans will participate voluntarily and have the right to opt-out of the program at any time without sanction of any kind.
 
Launching this Project has required contacting and presenting the proposal to and soliciting the cooperation and support of IHS, Oahu’s Premier Homeless Shelter, for the task of coordinating and conducting the first presentation meeting held at IHS on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 8:30 AM made directly to the defined population of Veterans suffering from PTSD in order to properly recruit them to participate  in the program. The VSC intends to follow-up from this initial IHS presentation with presentations to Oahu’s many Veteran Services Organizations, represented in THE OAHU VETERANS CENTER COUNCIL until we have succeeded in forming and completing the three treatment groups of ten members each for the Ten Week Course of VVFP-GTS.  

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