In addition to advocacy on veteran issues, education is a second focus for our organization. We recognize that education can be both active through dynamic teaching and passive by survivors observing others' interactions.
When we educate, we use a strength based learning approach that recognizes what a person, organization or community does well, then we build upon this platform to create dynamic and positive change which benefits both the veteran and the entity (entities) involved. Success is measured and defined when permanent change is made and both the veteran and entity (entities) can work together.
What does active education look like? It is when one of our team members or board members reaches out, facilitates communication, and publicly speaks or teaches about the ways our organizations, communities, and governmental agencies can support veterans who have hidden disabilities. We use a variety of proven educational methods to answer questions, involve our audiences, and share knowledge that will create long term, meaningful, and positive changes in our culture.