About Veteran View

The Veteran View course provides individuals and service providers with strategies and tools to effectively serve and build rapport and trust with veterans and military families.

Based on the high number of veterans choosing community-based careenro, it is critical that community providers become more aware of the uniqueness of military culture and are knowledgeable about the challenges and circumstances facing veterans and military families.

The Veteran View was developed by PsychArmor Institute and tailored for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University.  The Veteran View addresses the growing evidence that suggests only a small percentage of veterans engaging in services with community providers feel these services are responsive, respectful and delivered within a framework that understands the uniqueness of military culture.

The Veteran’s View provides training on military lifestyle, culture and history, helping providers understand and respond more effectively to the culture, language and military experiences of their clients.  The Veteran’s View gives providers an educational opportunity that can contribute to their continuous learning. Enrollment for the courses are open to any IVMF partners that would like to be more culturally competent or learn more.

There are three available pathways available to complete – Military Culture 101: Introduction; Military Culture 201: A More In Depth Look; Military Culture: Faculty and Staff.  Each pathway can be taken independently or sequentially to build knowledge.  Each track takes between 3-4 hours to complete and is self-paced.

Military Culture 101: Introduction

Military Culture 201: A More In Depth Look

Military Culture: Faculty and Staff

For more information, call 315.443.6898 or email americaserves@syr.edu.

Addressing the Growing Evidence that Veterans Feel Military Culture is Misunderstood

84% of Veterans say that Americans don’t understand them.

– PEW Research Center

71% of Americans say they have little to no understanding of Veterans.

– PEW Research Center

13% of surveyed civilian providers met all the readiness criteria that shows they are prepared to serve military populations.

– 2014 RAND Study

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