Webinar Series – The Development and Implementation of the Women Veterans Network

August 11, 2020

You are invited to join us for another Webinar in the Series on Military Transition and Wellbeing in 2020 developed by ASCN (New Zealand).

In this Webinar we continue our discussion on this theme by considering the topic of:

“Understanding the Role of Social Support in Veterans’ well-Being: The Development and Implementation of the Women Veterans Network.”

In this Webinar Dr Tara Galovski will share insights from her work with US Military Service Women and Veterans through programs such as the national network of peer-led support groups for women Veterans (WoVeN) and the recent Building Reintegration from Dreams and Goals to Execution and Success (BRIDGES) program to support Military Service Women transitioning from military service to civilian life.

Presenter:    Dr Tara Galovski

Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division,

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

VA Boston Healthcare System, and

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Boston University School of Medicine


Date:            Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Time:            New Zealand 9.00 am – 11.00 am (NZ) (GMT +11 Hours)

Australia 7.00 am Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane

The Netherlands 11.00 pm Amsterdam, Wednesday 2nd of September

The UK 10.00 pm London, Wednesday 2nd of September

Canada 5.00 pm Toronto, 2.00 pm Vancouver, Wednesday 2nd of September

The USA 5.00 pm New York, 2.00 pm Los Angeles, Wednesday 2nd of September

There will be a one hour presentation followed by a one hour interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask Dr Galovski questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.





To participate in this Webinar with Dr Galovski Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online.




Tara Galovski Ph.D

Dr Galovski is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.  Prior to accepting her current position in the VA, Dr Galovski was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and co-Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery.

Over the last decade, Dr Galovski has been a national trainer of Cognitive Processing Therapy and has trained upwards of 700 VA clinicians in VA and approximately 200 clinicians in community mental health clinics primarily in the states of Texas, Missouri, and Colorado.  She has conducted federally funded clinical trials (NIH, SAMHSA, DoD, VA) within a variety of populations exposed to different types of trauma including combat, sexual trauma, domestic violence, community violence, and motor vehicle accidents. This work has been conducted with civilians, law enforcement, active duty service members and Veterans.

Dr Galovski has also developed a national network of peer-led support groups for women Veterans (Women Veterans Network: WoVeN) and has recently expanded that program to bridge back to women service members transitioning from military service to civilian life.  The program, Building Reintegration from Dreams and Goals to Execution and Success (BRIDGES) is designed to provide support to women during the challenging reintegration period and mitigate the negative mental health effects of those challenges.

Dr Galovski’ s current areas of interest include investigations into the roles of sleep impairment in recovery from trauma, anger, and physical health complications in the maintenance of and recovery from PTSD.  She also continues to investigate gender differences in PTSD clinical presentations and treatment outcomes.



This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN a Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with its partners in the each of the 5 Eyes Countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom).

The Webinars in the Transition series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from each of the 5 Eyes Countries and Robert Lippiatt from ASCN is chairing the Webinar series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans Forums

Each Webinar will cover the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for the next set of Webinars in the series which will be continuing through the rest of 2020

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Familie