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Home Again: Veterans and Families Initiative

Our mission is to provide education that facilitates an understanding of the military as its own sub-culture. Over the past four years we have discovered, alongside community providers and veterans, that when a provider understands the culture of the military – its strengths, values, vocabulary, routines and needs – the idealization or myths of the military are dispelled.  

Home Again: Veterans and Family Initiative has found a way to broadly enable community providers to do their usual work in an enhanced, culturally informed manner that places a priority on veterans and military families. We make this happen by providing Military Cultural Competency education to the community. The community providers we have trained include:

  • Child protective services
  • Mental health clinicians
  • Higher education institutions
  • Work readiness programs 

Our training goes a step beyond an introduction to the culture of the military, and addresses the invisible wounds and hallmarks of the most recent wars. We give community providers the tools they need to help veterans and their families successfully cope with reintegration and work towards enhanced competency. Our training team includes a clinician with expertise in evidence-based trauma treatment, and Veteran Peer Advocates who provide narratives of their military experience in order to meet the objectives of the curriculum.

Military Cultural Competence Training for Those Who Serve in the Community

An exploration of the unique needs of military personnel, veterans and their families, including deployment-related issues and readjustment and reintegration into civilian life. 

Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $110 
Instructor: TBD

Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $110 
Instructor: TBD

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Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $110
Instructor: TBD


Children of Military Families: They Serve Too

An evaluation of the impact culture on the children of military families, including the effects of multiple deployments on behavior and development. Using case vignettes and videos, the course outlines the risk factors facing children and the military, and describes the resiliency they possess. 

Prerequisite: Six-hour Military Cultural Competency certificate program. 

Course Date: Wednesday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $75 
Instructor: TBD

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Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $75 
Instructor: TBD

Race in the Military

An examination of the impact of military culture on veterans of color. Using narratives and case vignettes, the course reviews the history of this subculture within the military and its impact on the civil rights movement.  

Prerequisite: Six-hour Military Cultural Competency certificate program. 

Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $110 
Instructor: TBD


Women in the Military: Do You Really Know What They Do?

A look at the impact of military culture on women. This half-day workshop examines historical context of female service members and identifies their role in current military conflicts. It also outlines the risk factors faced by women in the armed forces, including PTSD and military sexual trauma. Participants will learn about the resilience of this subculture, as well as strategies to engage female veterans.  

Prerequisite: Six-hour Military Cultural Competency certificate program. 

Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $75 
Instructor: TBD


LGBTQ in the Military

A look at the impact of military culture on active duty personnel and veterans who identify as LGBTQ. The workshop reviews the history of this subculture within and its impact on the LGBTQ movement. 

Prerequisite: Six-hour Military Cultural Competency certificate program.  

Course Date: Thursday, TBD
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: JBFCS, 135 West 50th Street, NYC
Fee: $75 
Instructor: TBD

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