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:
increase understanding of military and veteran culture;
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.
Our team can tailor trainings to be four hours in length and can also offer one-time or recurring trainings. We can present remotely on our Zoom platform or in person, depending on COVID-19 guidelines, your location and travel needs.
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