Enlightenment and understanding as you work through at your pace and what is good for your schedule.
Training videos and resources on obstacles that veterans struggle with.
Connections with others and support groups to help foster your growth in becoming a confident confidante for your beloved veteran.
A safe place to discuss your experiences, fears, and goals for your relationship with the veteran within our Facebook group.
Resources for a variety of needs for you and the veteran.
Strategies for continuing a lifetime of development and personal growth for both you and your relationship with the veteran.
Jennifer is a combat veteran, a veteran's wife, mother, and former teacher. After obtaining a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership, Jennifer has now refocused her teaching towards helping other veterans and their families.
The steps we will cover in this course:
F- Focus on yourself first. How have you felt up to this point trying to help your veteran? Where would you like to be? Know your triggers and the successful, effective ways that you deal with life’s stressors. You will find clarity in what you are experiencing. You are not alone in this. We are in this together.
O- When you are feeling confident, start to open up the lines of communication. Figure out what ways to communicate to be most effective for you and the veteran.
U- Know how to respond rather than react to those uncomfortable conversations. Those conversations or situations can be very challenging. Prepare yourself the best that you can so you know that you are going to be able to handle those.
N- After opening up the lines of communication, you will start to identify some areas of need. What are the priority needs and where can you get them? If you don’t know how, who can you ask or what other support do you know you can tap into. Don't hesitate, be confident in knowing that you can help more than you know.
D- Development will continue with time. Reflection and continuing these other steps with best help prepare you for any future crisis. So, step five continues on for a lifetime, and sometimes you may revisit one of the previous steps. This is to be expected. Continue to overcome that hesitancy, and be confident. You got this!
You are the family or friend of a combat veteran and find yourself hesitant on how to help.
You want to learn more about valuable veteran resources.
You are hesitant to help the veteran, but want to learn more in order to feel more confident.
You want to be a pillar to help other veterans and their families.