Free Online “Veterans on Campus” Training – Available through June 2016
Veterans face numerous challenges in the transition to civilian life. Veterans are almost 3 times as likely to commit suicide as civilians, and suicide rates among veterans that don’t enroll themselves in the Veterans Health Administration have increased by 60 percent over the last 4 years. We cannot truly empathize unless we are veterans ourselves, but we can strive to understand the unique value that they bring to campus, bring awareness to support services available to veterans, and destigmatize the need for help.
We have available to us through June 2016 an online training simulation, Veterans on Campus for Faculty & Staff, aimed at helping us better support and understand our student veterans. In this 30-minute course, you will learn the skills that will equip you to understand common challenges faced by veterans, manage classroom discussions around sensitive issues, and identify at-risk veterans. You will also learn how to approach the veterans you are worried about and refer them to support services.
This course is not required to be a VALOR ally, nor do you need to be a VALOR ally to take it. All staff, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to take this course while it is available. Upon completion the program will provide you a certificate.
For an overview of the course see:https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynjdxibnr4x0ioz/Veteran_Faculty_Video_Clip.mp4?dl=0
To take the course, follow the instructions below:
• Go to: kognitocampus.com/login
• Create a New Account
• Use enrollment key: NDSU701
• Follow the on-screen instructions
• Choose your course and click “LAUNCH”
For more information about VALOR contact:
Dr. Carol Cwiak