For Educators


The Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH) has been working with the Office of Veteran & Military Services (OVMS) to create programming that supports military-affiliated students across campuses. Summaries of these programs, as well as supporting resources and information can be found below:


Building Military Cultural Competence

For more on our past trainings on building military cultural competence, click here 



Best and Shared Practices for Supporting Military-Affiliated Students

IDMH and OVMS hosted a conference with the support of SUNY System on November 5-6, 2019. The “Best and Shared Practices for Supporting Military-Affiliated Students” event convened SUNY veteran service representatives and leadership from SUNY campuses across the state.

The full program from that event can be found here: Program


Available presentations from the conference can be accessed below:

Keynote - David Riggs – David Riggs

SUNY New Paltz: David Eaton – David Eaton

Understanding VA Work Study: Jonathan Barnwell – Jonathan Barnwell

Administrator Bootcamp: Jason Gilliland – Jason Gilliland

Best Practices for Engaging Student Veterans: Calvin Jensen – Calvin Jensen

Understanding Military Culture: Jason Gilliland – Jason Gilliland

Wellness and Resilience: Amy Tully - Amy Tully


Additional Resources can be found below:

American Council on Education: Executive Order on Principles of Excellence

American Council on Education: Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

American Counsel on Education: Military Evaluations Handout

Dept. of Defense: Memorandum of Understanding

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Application for Work Study

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Work-Study Worksite Application

LinkedIn for Veterans

Student Veterans of America Handout

VA Campus Toolkit: Adjustment Issues in the Classroom

VA Campus Toolkit: Tips for Making your Syllabus Veteran Friendly

VA Campus Toolkit: Tips for Showing Support

VA Campus Toolkit: Tips on Making a Referral to Counseling

Veterans Benefits Administration: VetSuccess on Campus