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- Covering Veterans' Issues: What Happens When Soldiers Come Home
- Originally Broadcast On:
- May 02, 2012
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- One hour and 15 minutes. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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With thousands of soldiers headed home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the government “safety net” for veterans is being strained far beyond its capacity. Learn to evaluate how well local and federal programs are meeting the needs of veterans.
This Webinar will help you unravel the web of bureaucracies responsible for providing services to veterans, assess whether agencies are delivering on their promises and bring to light their successes and failures.
This Webinar is associated with the McCormick Foundation's Specialized Reporting Institute about "Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans -- Battle on the Homefront" in Boston on March 5-7, 2012.
What Will I Learn:
- How the Department of Veterans Affairs works and how to get crucial information
- Who in Congress and the executive branch monitors the VA’s effectiveness
- How to assess whether the VA is delivering the quality health care — especially mental health treatment — that returning soldiers need
Who Should Take this Course:
Reporters, producers, bloggers, freelancers and others who cover veterans, military, government, mental health and social issues.
Joe Bergantino is the co-founder, co-director and senior investigative reporter of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Bergantino has been a national and local investigative reporter for almost 30 years. He spent most of his career as the I-Team Reporter for WBZ-TV in Boston. He also did investigative reporting for WPLG-TV, the Washington Post-owned TV station in Miami, and spent five years as a correspondent for ABC News where he reported for World News Tonight, Nightline and Good Morning America.
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