The 83rd episode of the VSC Podcast is out! Join Education Coordinator Emilie Mitchell who sits down with Orlando VA Healthcare System’s Keri Griffin and VSC LGBTQ+ Advocate Kevin to chat about the history of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, LGBTQ+ Veterans, and how the OVAHCS and the VSC can help support LGBT
Publish Date: Oct 13, 2021
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The 83rd episode of the VSC Podcast is out! Join Education Coordinator Emilie Mitchell who sits down with Orlando VA Healthcare System’s Keri Griffin and VSC LGBTQ+ Advocate Kevin to chat about the history of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, LGBTQ+ Veterans, and how the OVAHCS and the VSC can help support LGBTQ+ Veteran Survivors.
Keri Griffin uses she/her pronouns and is an LCSW and CAP who has been working at the Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) for 16 years. Keri has worked in both the substance use disorder clinic and the mental health clinic, in the last 11 years she has also had the collateral duties of being the Orlando VA LGBTQ+ special emphasis program manager and veteran care coordinator. Just recently Keri was able to get approved a full-time LGBTQ+ veteran care program coordinator position at the Orlando VA for all 9 of their Central Florida healthcare sites. Keri is very passionate about ensuring that LGBTQ+ veterans get the best whole health care possible and are treated with dignity and respect.
Kevin Fox uses he/him pronouns and is a Victim advocate in an adjunct position with the VSC and Zebra Coalition serving survivors in the LGBTQ+ Community. Kevin worked as a high school teacher while receiving his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. His passion when working with clients is to help them increase their resilience and satisfaction with their everyday lives; he seeks to help clients increase their meaning from life and live more authentically and honestly.
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Trigger Warning: In this podcast we will be discussing sensitive topics such as Sexual Assault. It's important to take care of yourself while listening. Some suggestions are listening while you're in a healthy head space or knowing who you can reach out to if you become upset. Our 24/7 helpline for crisis calls based out of Central Florida is 407 500 HEAL, for the Florida state sexual helpline call (888) 956-7273. By contacting the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 you can get support and learn about your local resources. There is always someone ready to help.