The U.S. Department of Labor launched America's Heroes at Work
, a public education campaign focusing on the employment challenges of transitioning service members living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Designed for employers and the workforce development system, the project provides information and tools to help individuals with TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace-particularly members of the military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, but also the other millions of Americans experiencing these common conditions.
TBI and PTSD have been called the signature injuries of the Global War on Terror. With more and more veterans facing these issues as they transition into civilian life, employers are recognizing a need to educate themselves on the workplace needs of the TBI and PTSD populations.
More information on America's Heroes at Work can be found on their website at www.AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov
. The site features common employer questions, success stories, downloadable fact sheets and practical information on implementing simple workplace supports to help those with TBI and PTSD achieve workplace success.
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