The Arizona Coalition for Military Families conducted its largest Military/Veteran Resource Navigation Training to date in Mohave County on October 28, 2014. The training was coordinated in partnership with the Mohave County Justice Court, Moccasin Division, and held at Mohave Community College.
Nearly fifty members of the community attended the training to learn about military culture and how to connect service members, veterans and their family members to the right resource at the right time. Those who attended learned how to use the Resource Connection Guide, recognize key factors that may affect a person or family’s ability to access resources and helpful navigation strategies.
“Service members and veterans have served our country and when they come back to our communities, it is an honor and a community goal that we serve them,” said Sharyl Beard of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America. “That is why these types of trainings are so important.”
Every navigator class comes up with a name. The Mohave County class chose “Last Resort.” To date, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families has trained over 400 navigators statewide.
This training built upon collaborative efforts started this past summer when the Coalition, Arizona Supreme Court, Mohave County Justice Court (Moccasin Division) and Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services held a Military/Veteran Community Meeting in Lake Havasu City and briefed the Mohave County Tri-City Council (Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City and Kingman).
Link: Navigator training