CSSP programs are guided by health services research. Leveraging its home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the CSSP team uses analytical tools ranging from GIS mapping to statistical analysis to identify populations of reservist and veterans who are geographically remote from DoD or Veterans Affairs health systems.
Bridging Military &
Community Service Systems
Who we are.
The Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP) www.citizensoldiersupport.org is a congressionally authorized, federally funded grant administered through the Odum Institute for Research and Social Science at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
What we do.
CSSP has unified its approach under a single Reserve Component Behavioral Health Initiative to addressing the psychological issues confronting our Reserve Component members and their families through a variety of methods including evidence-based, best practice training, a robust searchable provider database and other innovative solutions.
How we do it.
CSSP is working with numerous partners throughout the country and with the Department of Defense to develop effective and sustainable military/community partnerships, to build and reinforce the military and civilian capacity of behavioral health professionals, agencies, systems and resources, and to penetrate into geographically isolated, rural and underserved regions to more effectively serve our Reserve Component members and their families.
BUILDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CSSP seeks to effectively engage communities in serving the needs of Reserve Component members and their families, with a current focus in the areas of faith, legal, financial and behavioral health support.
"Both the PTSD (Painting a Moving Train) & TBI (Invisible Wounds of War) training programs are exceptional. They help fill an important need. The psychosocial needs of our service members and their families are serious, complex, and growing. Many civilian service providers want desperately to help but often lack the context and direction needed. These courses help bridge that gap. These courses are valuable tools in helping military communities and those who serve them."
– Brian W. Flynn, Ed.D.
"This superb course [Painting a Moving Train] is the result of the collective expertise of some of the most knowledgeable psychiatrists and other behavioral health experts in the country on the assessment and treatment of trauma and PTSD among military personnel who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Given the large number of returning veterans from North Carolina seeking care, this course is a vital resource for primary care providers and other health care professionals who are essential in providing comprehensive evidence-based services for veterans living in the communities of our state."
– Thomas J. Bacon, DrPH
We would never be more happy with the works. All the credits went to the creative and hard-working team.
– Tim Dalton, CASA