Consider running next year to support veterans!
The Adventure Series at Home Base offers military veterans and their families an opportunity to explore a new sport or activity together, meet other military families – and get acquainted with the Home Base Program. All activities are FREE and accommodate adaptive and able-bodied participants. The Adventure Series is designed to support family relationships during and after deployments.
Adventure Series events for Summer 2013 include:
Sign up to join our mailing list and get an email invitation to each event when registration opens. We hope to see you soon!
Thank you for your interest in joining the Home Base Program Marathon Team – Team Home Base. Your efforts will help the Home Base Program in our mission to serve New England veterans affected by the invisible wounds of war.
If you are interested in joining Team Home Base and running in the ING New York City Marathon on November 3, 2013 in New York City, please contact email@example.com.
If accepted as a Team Home Base runner, you must agree to the $2,500 fundraising commitment for charity runners. Please note that runners must be at least 18 years of age.
All funds raised by Team Home Base support the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. The Home Base Program serves New England Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families affected by PTSD and traumatic brain injury through clinical care, education and research.
On Saturday, May 4th, runners and walkers supported returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families by participating in the 4th annual Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance.
The event raised funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which provides clinical care to military service members, veterans and families who are affected by the “invisible wounds of war” – Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Please join us March 14 for the all new From the War Zone to the Home Front II, a free 9-part, live and on demand, online training series for primary care and mental health providers. The series is presented by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program in collaboration with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. Faculty includes experts from MGH and throughout the U.S.
Last year, close to 6,000 clinicians nationwide watched the first War Zone to the Home Front series (watch it on archive). After viewing, 88% of participants said they know more and feel better prepared to address the mental health needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
War Zone to the Home Front II contains all new practical, relevant content, including an in depth look at: veteran suicide; diagnosing and treating co-morbid PTSD and TBI; sleep problems, pain, and aggression; military culture and re-integration challenges; complicated grief in veterans and military families; and the new DSM-5 on PTSD. The series is offered through the MGH Psychiatry Academy.
Dates: Every Thursday at 11:30 AM EST beginning March 14, 2013
Location: Online; participate in any or all of the nine sessions; which are available for on demand viewing after the live event.
Credits: Up to 1 CME/CE/CEU credit per session
Register: Home Front II
For additional War Zone to the Home Front II resources, visit the National Center for PTSD website.
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program serves Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and military families affected by the “invisible wounds of war” – post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury – through clinical care, community education and research.www.homebaseprogram.org
If you are a federal employee, please consider supporting the Home Base Program via donation through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is #12288. Thank you for your generous contributions to support clinical care, community education and research at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.
On Monday October 1, 2012, Home Base launched Staying Strong – an initiative to support military families at home and in our school communities. Staying Strong is presented by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.
The event at the MA State House was hosted by MA Representative Jerald Parisella and his wife Lisa Parisella, military family advisors to Staying Strong, and co-hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the Executive Office of Education. The October 1 program included: light breakfast at 9:30AM; the premier of the video Staying Strong: How Schools Build Resilience in Military Families; unveiling of www.StayingStrong.org a website for military parents; and a panel discussion with military, clinical, and education experts. All participants received a copy of the school video and accompanying educator toolkit.
There are an estimated 13,000 military-connected children in Massachusetts. Staying Strong provides essential tools for educators, caregivers and community members who want to do more to support military families as they return to our communities following deployment. For more about the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, visit www.homebaseprogram.org. Help spread the word by sharing the flyer with friends in your community.
Enjoy this preview of the video Staying Strong: How Schools Build Resilience in Military Families. Grant support for Staying Strong provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.
The free, 8–week Mind Body Resilience training program for service members and veterans began on June 4. A relaxation method that originated at the Massachusetts General Hospital Benson Henry Institute, Mind Body Resilience training has proven to be an effective way to decrease the negative effects of combat stress and anxiety. Pre–registration and a commitment to the full 8–week training is required for all participants.
When one family member serves in the military, the entire family serves. That’s why the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is committed to meeting the mental health needs of both veterans AND their families. We offer free monthly support groups for parents and siblings of military service members who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Free parking is provided.
The support group for parents of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is designed to help parents when a veteran son or daughter has returned home and is struggling with combat stress or a traumatic brain injury. The group helps when family relationships are strained after the veteran returns home and is reentering civilian life including work or school. Friends and other family members may not be offering the support parents need to cope with an adult child’s difficulties.
Did you serve in Iraq or Afghanistan? Do you:
If you answered "yes" to ANY of these questions, you may be eligible for a research study of Post Traumatic Stress. Participants receive therapy or study medication at no cost.
For information call 1-855-MGH-PTSD or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All inquiries are kept confidential. Compensation up to $300 provided for study participants.
Learn more about research at the Home Base Program.
Phone: (617) 724-5202
Home Base Program