Peer Mentorship Trainings

 

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MVPN Basic Training

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MVPN Houston/ Harris County will host its next MVPN Basic Training on Friday, July 21st! To register for this class, click the link below: https://mvpnjuly.eventbrite.com.

MVPN Basic training is an entry level volunteer training required to volunteer with an MVPN chapter. This eight-hour training is designed to provide volunteers with frontline intervention tools to address the immediate basic needs of individual Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. 

Limit 15-20 attendees.

Cost: Free (lunch included)

 Phase 1

  • Peer Support Fundamentals
  • Military Culture
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Peer Ethics 
  • Support Opportunities

Phase 2

  • Depression Awareness
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Stress Management 
  • The MVPN SMART Tool

MVPN Houston/ Harris County MVPN Basic Training dates:

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
  • Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Friday, December 15, 2017

MVPN Basic training is a requirement to volunteer with our program. We are seeking to grow a  team of veterans who have a passion for giving back by becoming mentors for other veterans. While we have an array of volunteer mentor opportunities, we are in high demand and need for more mentors for our Veteran’s Treatment Court and Jail in- reach. To learn more about our Veteran Mentoring opportunities you may click here: http://www.mhahouston.org/volunteers/ 

To understand how Veteran’s Treatment Court is changing the lives of justice-involved veterans please take a few minutes to watch a special interview with 60 Minutes  Harris County Veterans Treatment Court.

VETERANS COURT ADVOCACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM (VCAMP)

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. Peers share the understanding and perspective of the hardships resulting from combat service and how success is possible after adjustment. 

MHA Houston trains successfully transitioned veterans to serve justice-involved veterans as peer mentors.  We train our mentors in peer to peer support, suicide prevention, emotional intelligence, stress reduction techniques, family resiliency, and domestic violence intervention. 

These highly trained volunteer veteran peer mentors serve the veterans and families of Harris County Veterans Treatment Court and additional veterans treatment courts around the state.  We host monthly family events, engage in physical fitness events for improved camaraderie and reintegration, support graduation and effective life planning to improve the quality of life for the entire family.  We believe this generation of U.S. veterans can become the next greatest generation.

2017 VCAMP Dates

Date: September 6 to September 8

Location: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, 9401 Southwest Freeway,  Houston, TX 77074

Registration for the September VCAMP is open! 

Visit the registration page: https://vcampsept2017.eventbrite.com.

Before registering for VCAMP, individuals must attend an MVPN Basic Training course. To join an MVPN Basic Training class or to find an MVPN class in your area, contact Houston MVPN Coordinator/ Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative Director, T'Liza Kiel(tkiel@mhahouston.org).