The Arizona Coalition for Military Families conducted a Military/Veteran Resource Navigator Training in Prescott on November 7, 2014, at the Northern Arizona VA. The focus of the training is how to connect service members, veterans and their families to the right resource at the right time using the Resource Connection Guide.
Participants were representatives of organizations from surrounding communities, including university advisors, social workers, peer specialists, veterans, case workers and others interested in gaining knowledge to assist their community’s military and veteran population.
“This training was great and I think the Resource Connection Guide and Military/Veteran Resource Network can be very helpful tools for everyone in this community”, said Bob Blankenship, a Peer Support Specialist for Health Care for Homeless Veterans. “My colleagues enjoyed the training too and we were able to network with others.”
Training as many different organizations, people and communities within Arizona is one the goals of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, to create an environment for service members, veterans and their families where there is no wrong door and no wrong person for them to turn to when needing any type of assistance. There are more than 400 trained Navigators in Arizona currently and projected to be 1,500 by the end of next year.
Each navigator class is invited to choose a name. This class chose “Prestidigators.”