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Veterans Peer Corps Training


Veterans Peer Corps Training

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Location: Crisis Connections Training Room
9725 3rd Ave NE #300
Seattle, WA 98115

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From: November 16, 2019 at 9:00am to: 5:00pm

Trainer(s): John Phillips, M.A.Ed.

Details: Many veterans have a need for support services, including peer-to-peer interaction and connections. Some veterans need to talk about their experiences with combat, deployment, or other situations experienced during their time in the military. Often, there is no better person to talk about these experiences with than another veteran. This is exactly what the WDVA Veterans Peer Corps does. A Veterans Peer Corps Member is a veteran, or a veteran’s dependent, who receives training and certification and then serves as a peer mentor by facilitating meetings and activities. The Veterans Peer Corps gives veterans places to gather, share experiences and stories, heal together, and ultimately create a sense of a Veteran Community within their own community.

Objectives: •Build community-based programs that connect veterans from a variety of eras and backgrounds to each other •Create opportunities for veterans to gather and participate in activities •Provide training for veteran peer mentors and equip them with information about veterans resources in their communities •Empower veteran peer mentors to facilitate group and individual mentoring sessions •Build camaraderie and trust through ongoing coaching, training opportunities, and support forums

Cost: None

Parking: Free Parking