The Veteran View

The Veteran View provides individuals who are working with veterans and military families exposure to a comprehensive overview of the culture, core values, organizational structure, and history of the United States Armed Forces.

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About Veteran View

The Veterans 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 care, 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 Veterans View was developed by PsychArmor Institute and tailored for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University .  The Veterans 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 course is open to service providers in the AmericaServes network and Community of Practice.

The course is self-paced and operates on a rolling admissions basis. Upon completion, learners have the opportunity to earn continuing education unit (CEU) and a Syracuse University non-credit bearing certificate.

For more information, contact Lyndsey Hodkinson, IVMF Program Manager, call 315.443.9514 or email lhodkins@syr.edu.

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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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