Learning about veteran culture is an essential first step in effective services. Learning about care approach is the second essential step, and will retain veterans in your services and ensure all of their needs are addressed. Providing a welcoming space, starting the right conversation, and applying active listening and de-escalation techniques is key to showing veterans you truly support them.
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