Peer Mentorship Trainings
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 after 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.
Upcoming VCAMP: August 3-5,2016
MVPN Basic Training
MVPN Basic training is an entry level volunteer training required to volunteer with a 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.
Topics include interpersonal skills, assessment skills, suicide prevention, stress, addictive behaviors and modes of peer support
Before registering for VCAMP, individuals must first attend a MVPN Basic Training course. To join a MVPN Basic Training class or to find a MVPN class in your area, contact Houston MVPN Coordinator Carlos Garcia (email@example.com).
To register for VCAMP, contact Erika Lyles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or register online