Aptive was recently awarded several new contracts to support training workshops, video development and branding efforts for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD). With these wins, Aptive now has a footprint in more than a dozen VA offices.
Helping women Veterans transition from military to civilian life
Through September 2021, Aptive will plan, organize and facilitate approximately 18 workshops for the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN) Peer Leadership Training Program and the Building Reintegration from Dreams and Goals to Execution and Success (BRIDGES) Retreats and Mentor Training Program. These events will promote awareness of the unique needs of women Veterans, highlight training and mentoring opportunities and shift behaviors or perceptions about reintegration.
As the fastest growing Veteran population in the nation, women currently comprise approximately 15% of the U.S. armed forces. Research shows that the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenging time for service members and their families. Some women return home to face physical or invisible scars of war, compromised relationships or family functioning, or employment challenges. WoVeN targets the specific and unique needs of women Veterans, including social support, physical and emotional health and well-being, and functioning across major life domains.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops will take place virtually, with between 30 and 200 participants expected to attend each one. The curriculum for workshops will focus on themes such as transition, balance, stress relief, healthy living, connections and esteem.
“We are excited to expand our work into NCPTSD, especially for a program with such a meaningful mission,” said Aptive Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Aly Glick. “I’m confident that our team’s experience within VA and on Veteran-centric projects will allow us to successfully help WoVeN achieve its training goals and support women Veteran’s integration into civilian life.”
Sharing Veteran stories and bringing the NCPTSD mission to life
In addition to the WoVeN project, Aptive has been contracted to develop of a portfolio of videos to support the NCPTSD mission. The first videos will support the Strength at Home program, which is designed to prevent and end intimate partner violence. Aptive will develop six training videos, including a combination of promotional, inspirational and role-playing videos. In addition, Aptive was awarded a new contract to develop a visual identity and brand for NCPTSD’s annual report.
The three NCPTSD awards come on the heels of another big win for the organization. Aptive’s CEO, Rachele Cooper, recently received the 2020 G2Xchange Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Award which recognizes women who lead organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the federal technology and consulting community.
“It’s an honor to be recognized alongside the other women who were chosen for this award,” said Ms. Cooper. “Aptive is supporting exciting and impactful programs across the federal government and I am thankful for everyone on our team who has contributed to our organization’s success.”