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Barbara Saavedra

Swords to Plowshares
Senior Staff Attorney
San Francisco, CA, USA


Barbara Saavedra is a Senior Staff Attorney at Swords to Plowshares, a community-based non- profit organization that provides case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her background includes complex civil and criminal litigation and a specialty in the development and presentation of evidence related to PTSD and other mental health conditions.
Barbara Saavedra is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Thursday, November 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Veteran Cultural Competency: Combat to Community (PowerPoint slides) - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
Veteran Cultural Competency: Combat to Community Resources - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017, Monday, November 13, 2017
§4.130—Scheduling of Ratings—Mental Disorders - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Denied Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Claims Related to Military Sexual Trauma, Report #17-05248-241, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits and Evaluations, August 21, 2018 - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment, February 2018, National Center for PTSD - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Quick Guide—Patient/Family: Traumatic Brain Injury, Department of Veterans Affairs, Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
VA Claims and Appeals Modernization, Proposed Rules, Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 155, August 10, 2018 - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Evan R. Seamone and David M. Traskey, Maximizing VA Benefits for Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma: A Practical Guide for Survivors and Their Advocates, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, The National Institute of Mental Health - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
VA Service-Connected Disability Compensation (PowerPoint slides) - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD, National Center for PTSD - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Sample VA Forms - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Special Disabilities, Interaction Between VA Benefits & Other Public Benefits (PowerPoint slides) - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Eligibility Determination, VHA Directive 1601A.02, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (Amended on July 27, 2017) - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits - Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018, Thursday, November 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits - Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits - Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits, Thursday, November 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits - Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits, Thursday, November 15, 2018
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2019, Friday, November 01, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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