Programs & Partners


The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is part of the Military Health System, which is responsible for providing care for service members from accession to discharge. DCoE leads the collaborative efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, civilian agencies, clinicians, academic institutions, advocacy groups, and others who are dedicated to increasing our knowledge about psychological health concerns and traumatic brain injury and helping service members facing these issues.

DCoE launched the Real Warriors Campaign to encourage and help service members seek out assistance. The DCoE and Real Warriors websites offer a wide range of downloadable materials for service members, military families and mental health professionals.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, IAVA is an advocay group dedicated to assisting veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
CSTS  addresses trauma causes by  wide range of exposures, including combat, terrorism and natural disasters. It is part of the Uniformed Services University ans it partnered with DCoE.




Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative begun by the White House to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.


In 2008, Witness Justice hosted a federal issue briefing on veterans and family safety. During the briefing discussion, there were three key areas that resonated as the starting point for national response to this concern and need that families have:

  • A national education and awareness campaign regarding veterans and family safety
  • Tools that families can use in their own homes and in privacy to identify triggers, and to work together to determine how the family can take preventive action
  • Community-based, trauma-informed peer programs to support both veterans and their families.

The American Psychoanalytic Association is a sigatory to this action statement in an effort to initiate a national response.