Sedona AZ (March 5, 2017) – The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is partnering with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families to bring Resource Navigator Training to the Verde Valley on Tuesday, March 21, 1-4PM at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 199 S. 6th St., Cottonwood.
The training is free but registration is required. Anyone who wants to be part of ensuring that there is no wrong door and no wrong person for Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families can sign up for the training.
According to Dr. Jerry Wesch, Psychologist, Sedona resident, founder of the Sedona PTSD Recovery Project, and chair of the Veterans’ Task Force of the Mental Health Coalition, “This is a program I have wanted to bring to the Verde Valley so members of our community can be trained to help our local service members, veterans and their families. Knowing what resources are available and how to access them is a service we must provide and having this training available at no cost to our community is a great opportunity. We would like to have a team of trained Resource Navigators right here in the Verde Valley.”
Arizona is home to more than 625,000 service members, veterans and their families. Finding them the resources they need requires individuals who are can help them navigate what is often a confusing and sometimes frustrating web of resources. Navigator training includes including how to use the Resource Connection Guide, key factors that may affect a person or family’s access to resources, navigation strategies, and how to link the military/veteran community to find resources to address a range of issues including employment, family and social supports, finances, higher education, housing and homelessness, legal issues, mental health, physical health and spirituality.
The training is conducted by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families. The training is made possible by the partnership of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Family & Faith, AHCCCS and other public and private sector partners. The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for and support all service members, veterans, their families and communities.
The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is a 501C3 non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to building community support for families and individuals living with mental illness through education, advocacy, and community support services.
To register for Military/Veterans Resource Navigator Training, contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135 or email@example.com.