Virtual Learning Class: Working with Special Veteran Populations

Virtual Learning Class: Working with Special Veteran Populations

April 22 – In June, the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) will offer a Virtual Learning Class (VLC) on Working with Special Veteran Populations.

Why focus on special populations? By definition HVRPs work with a special population of veterans – those experiencing homelessness – but within that group there are many subpopulations of veterans. While each individual veteran comes to HVRP with a unique set of strengths and barriers, there are commonalities within population groups. Effectively serving individual veterans requires an understanding of the context of the subpopulations to which they belong.

This VLC will explore various sub populations of veterans including justice-involved, women, chronically homeless, and aging veterans. You’ll learn how to best serve these populations within HVRP to promote employment. In each session we’ll focus on a specific program strategy such as trauma-informed care, utilizing peers, or partnering with mainstream services. We’ll use that strategy to dive into one or two subpopulations, including demographics and trends, and highlight how to adapt your program to meet the needs of that population.

This online course will meet twice a week throughout June, giving attendees the opportunity to delve deeply into the topic with a cohort of peers. The eight sessions will include a mixture of instructor-led sessions, guest speakers, and interactive discussion. Active participation is expected.

The course will meet from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. EDT on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, June 3rd, and ending Wednesday, June 26th.

For more information, including the course syllabus, and to register go
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