VCAMP: Veterans Court Advocacy and Mentoring Training
Mental Health America of Greater Houston is hosting a
Veterans Court Advocacy and Mentoring Training
in Houston, Texas from December 8-10, 2014. The purpose of this three-day conference is to train Veterans to be volunteer Veteran Court Mentors and provide each individual with the behavioral health education, innovative tools and technical assistance to develop their own local Mentoring Programs and increase capacity within an existing Veterans treatment court serving Justice-Involved Veterans.
A critical element in the life-long recovery process is the positive influence of friendship and support from a fellow veteran who has experienced the stages of rehabilitation. The understanding of shared experiences is the connecting factor between the mentor and mentee; the knowledge that someone like them has navigated the uncertain path of recovery is the key component in mentoring.
Prior to becoming a mentor and attending mentorship training, individuals must be endorsed by a Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteer Coordinators act as the liaison between individuals and the training organization and, in conjunction with MHA, organize the date and time for each mentorship training event. Following completion of the training process, MHA will send a completion roster to TexVet which serves as an official notification of mentorship.
Training topics include
- Family Resiliency Training
- Personal and Community
- Suicide Prevention
- PTSD & TBI
- Domestic Violence
- Financial Habits
- Family and Graduate Outreach
- Social Work 101
- Resource Coordination
- Crisis Intervention
- Professional Peer Support Coordination
- Peer Support and Advocacy
Monday, December 8 - Wednesday, December 10
2211 Norfolk St. Suite #810
Houston, TX 77098
To get in touch with a MVPN Volunteer Coordinator, contact Robert Pechukas (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (713) 523-8963 ext. 245
For more information about this event, contact Erika Lyles (email@example.com)