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This video is intended to explain how to write a PTSD statement to support a Veteran’s VA disability benefits claim.

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This video highlights the Family Legal Health Program at SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Created by Pro Bono Law Ontario, the program delivers free legal services to low-income families whose children receive treatment at SickKids Hospital. Program partners are The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and law firms McMillan and Torkin Manes.

The Family Legal Health Program is the first of its kind in Canada. It is also the first international example of a highly regarded model originating in the United States called Medical-Legal Partnerships. Its inter-disciplinary approach uses legal remedies to address the social determinants of health-non-medical issues that can adversely impact a child’s health or a family’s capacity to care for a sick child. The program aims to improve the health outcomes of low-income patients and, at the same time, enhance the capacity of health care professionals-social workers, doctors, nurses-by incorporating legal advocacy and legal services into clinical practice.
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