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Bradenton

Florida, United States

The Women’s Resource Center, with Dr. Judith Sedgeman, using information and experience gained from the Thriving vs Surviving Program held at Independence Place of Charlotte, instituted a Three Principles based Veterans Program for the BRAVE (Benefits, Resources and Veterans Education) program with Goodwill Industries Manasota.  This program offers weekly groups and individual mentoring to Veterans.

With the 12th Judicial Circuit Court (which serves Sarasota and Bradenton), Dr. Judith Sedgeman started one of the first Three Principles based Veterans Court options, which allowed Veterans an alternative to incarceration for minor offenses and gave them a chance to start over with a new understanding and sense of hope. These groups are supported by the 12th Judicial Circuit, the Women’s Resource Center, and the non-profit SRQ Vets.

Dr. Sedgeman offers Mental Health Mentoring to individual clients at The Women’s Resource Center, and also provides a quarterly “Rediscover Joy” group there.

In Bradenton Florida, Dr. Judith Sedgeman started one of the first Three Principles based Veterans Court options, which allowed Veterans an alternative to incarceration for minor offences and gave them a chance to start over with a new understanding and sense of hope. Hers is one of three groups, each utilizing different intervention modalities, each consisting of one session each week for six weeks, rotating continually throughout a minimum of twelve months. When funding was cut, the Veterans petitioned the court to continue the program.

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Judith Sedgeman

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