A veteran culture training program for First Responders, Providers, Advocates, Educators, and Employers.
Combat to Community® (C2C) is an accredited curriculum developed by our Policy team that is proven to help providers and advocates:
define how cultural factors of military service may impact the veteran’s transition to their community, education and employment, and their mental and behavioral health;
incorporate new skills to identify and engage veterans;
apply new treatment approaches, practices, and procedures; and
identify veteran-specific resources and referrals.
We can tailor the content and length of the trainings to the audience, requested topics, and number of attendees. We offer one time or recurring sessions. Trainings may be presented remotely via Zoom or in person, depending on COVID-19 guidelines, your location, and travel needs.
Tyler Solorio and Victor Inzunza did an excellent job with their presentations. The videos were great tools to help me as a civilian understand better their mindset and possible triggers once they return from combat. They gave wonderful suggestions about how to actively listen, paraphrase what is being told to me and try to better understand where they are coming from in their feelings and perspective.
As a CIT Coordinator for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, I appreciate having Victor Inzunza from Swords to Plowshares in class to share his lived experience. Seeing the world through a veterans eyes allows our law enforcement to respond more appropriately to Veteran matters, from mental health crisis & homelessness, to community resource linkage.
As an MFT Trainee, I learned a lot from this presentation; how to help and work specifically with veterans with their unique concerns and issues isn't taught in my graduate program. Just want to say thank you!! I really enjoyed the training, loved hearing the speakers relate to/share their own experiences.
C2C is an interactive, conversational-based training, with presentation, videos, scenario exercises, and interactive discussions. Our instructors are veterans themselves and are able to provide first-hand knowledge of military and veteran experiences.
Topics may include:
The military lifecycle
Key elements of military culture
Deployment and combat experience
Battlemind: the mental orientation developed during military service and combat zone deployment and how it translates to post-deployment issues
Military-connected stress, injuries, and service-connected conditions
Military separation and transition to community, school, and work
Culturally-informed approaches for interacting with veterans
De-escalation and grounding techniques for crisis situations
Accessing care in the community and resources for providers
Veteran subpopulations: women, LGBTQ+veterans, veterans of color, aging veterans, unhoused veterans, veterans involved in the criminal justice system