The Trauma Intervention Programs of Arizona, Inc. (TIP of AZ) held an in-service Military/Veteran Resource Navigator Training, conducted by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, on November 6, 2014, in Prescott.
TIP of AZ is a group of community volunteers that partner with emergency responders to provide emotional and practical support to victims and their families immediately following a traumatic incident. They requested Navigator Training to have more tools and understanding to thoroughly assist service members, veterans and their family members in finding the right resource at the right time during a moment of crisis.
“This training is so helpful to each and every person here,” said Susan Rutherford, the Executive Director of TIP of AZ. “They have gained knowledge about military culture and will have a better understanding of a service member or veteran’s perspective in a certain situation and that is invaluable.”
“This training will not only be helpful for my volunteer work with TIP, but I want to encourage my other colleagues to attend, this is very eye opening and informative,” said Richard Casaus of Arizona Oncology and a TIP volunteer.
Every navigator class is invited to choose a name. The TIP of AZ volunteers chose “Yavapai TIPsters.”
The Yavapai TIPsters join over 400 other trained Military/Veteran Resource Navigators statewide.