Partner Post: Citizen Soldier Support Program Free Training

The Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP) is a congressionally authorized, federally funded grant administered through the Odum Institute for Research and Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

CSSP is a capacity-building initiative designed to strengthen community support for National Guard and Reserve Component Members and their families. CSSP focuses on increasing geographic and financial access to deployment and post-deployment related behavioral health services, especially for those living in rural areas.


Nationwide, over 53% of the nearly 2.2 million OIF/OEF veterans eligible for VA services aren’t registered with the VA. For a variety of reasons, many of those who are not registered seek care from providers in their communities. To prepare civilian providers to address post deployment issues facing OIF/OEF veterans and their families, CSSP has partnered with Area Health Education Centers and medical providers from the Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Navy and United States Public Health Service to create on-site and online courses for PTSD & TBI, Women Returning from Combat and Family Issues. Nearly 3000 providers have received these day long trainings and well over 18,000 providers have enrolled in our on-line training including providers from all 50 States.

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