He Veterans Cultural Engagement Training, offered by the WA State Department of Veterans Affairs’ Counseling and Wellness Program, sheds light on the world that military veterans come from, highlights the challenges veterans face in transitioning from “Battlemind to Homemind”, and offers a meaningful discussion about how an individual or organization can create an environment in which veterans can find their “second mission.” For those of us who served in the military, this training might provide a better understanding of how our experiences in the military impact our work and personal lives. For those who did not serve, it can provide insight into how your response to a veterans’ perspective or reaction can help you resonate and connect with them.
Panelists will share their experience making connections in our peer community; having the confidence to reach out; seeking out and participating in mentorship opportunities; and the practical strategies and tools that they have used throughout making connections in our highly collaborative peer community.
Healing hearts is an origami project for the mind and body. When folding it takes focus, patience, and practice to reach the goal of a single sheet folded figure or multi-unit design. In recovery, focus, patience, and practice is also relevant.
We strive to empower dads to be more fully engaged in their families life, and to become an equal participant in their child’s journey to recovery. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and that village must include dads.
We are going to talk about the SPARK Peer Learning Center. We will give a brief history of how SPARK began and is a Youth run and Led Organization. SPARK started at a alternative high school in Pasco Washington and has grown over the past five years.
Not so much a "how to", rather I draw from my lived experience of what I call my evolutionary journey of becoming who I am, finding myself in the culture and language of my own people, and then bringing that my work with Native peers. Providing culturally competent peer support services in tribal communities.
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