America’s Warrior Partnership’s training goal is to provide quality, effective, and engaging training to our Community Integration Affiliates around the United States. We provide live, on-demand and virtual training on the evidence-based practices and principles of Community Integration. In addition, we deliver orientation and training on our proprietary software WarriorServe®, a Veteran relationship management software built on the SalesForce ™ platform.
Our objective is to supply best-practice solutions along with the knowledge and ability to measure impacts. We empower our Community Integration Affiliates with the knowledge and skills they need to become the mobilizing organization in their community and the ability to achieve world-class performance in support of veterans.
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Community Integration Competency
Why Community Integration?
America’s Warrior Partnership has created a proven model, Community Integration, to proactively connect with all veterans, family members, and caregivers, therefore, ensure access to the resources and opportunities are available in collaboration with local communities. This Community Integration model has been used by communities across the country to serve more than 56,000 veterans and more including family members and caregivers. The result is a thriving community that is able to proactively support veterans improving their quality of life and increasing protective factors to end veteran suicide. The model is simple, but dynamic and customizable based on the community and the veterans they serve.
The Community Integration Model empowers local efforts by using the Four-Step Plan:
Connect: Build a relationship with all local veterans, families, and caregivers (warriors) in the community. Build a relationship with all service providers and resources in the community.
Educate: Inform all local warriors of services and opportunities available to them. Inform and educate the community about the value of warriors and how to best support them.
Advocate: Advocate for the warrior ensuring they receive access to the support they have earned. Advocate for the community to ensure appropriate services exist that will strengthen support for warriors.
Collaborate: Work with the veteran to create a holistic plan to improve their quality of life. Work with existing community providers to support warriors. Work with partners outside the community to bring resources to the community. Work with partners on all levels to facilitate total warrior care.
We believe one-size-fits one veteran, and one-size-fits community. The Community Integration competency certificate will help provide your organization with a framework to implement an upstream approach to suicide prevention and to improve veteran quality of life. You are the expert in serving your community. This framework will help you maximize program efficiency to best support veterans, their families, and caregivers..
The Importance of Completing the Community Integration Competency Certificate Program
To achieve the mission of America’s Warrior Partnership, to partner with communities to prevent veteran suicide, it is vital that veteran support organizations are trained and understand the proven holistic model of Community Integration as applied to the support of veterans within a community’s ecosystem. The Community Integration Model provides structure and support to enhance existing local efforts so those directly serving the veteran population can focus on proactively building relationships and strengthening the network of universal support. With more than 45,000 non-governmental organizations throughout the nation existing to serve veterans and their families, and caregivers, the need for effective community-based programs is critical. To promote excellence in veteran support across the US, America’s Warrior Partnership has established the Community Integration Competency Certification Program.
This program consists of 3 main requirements:
Complete an online Community Assessment, 5-10 minutes
Complete two on-demand training courses, 1 hour
Attend a virtual training: Introduction to Community Integration, 1.5 hours
For this 2 hour and 40-minute commitment, you receive:
Recognition of Community Integration Competency Certification Completion on the AWP website
A Community IntegrationI Competency Certificate badge for your website
A copy of the Community Integration Playbook
An invitation to each monthly Battle Rhythm
Invitation to attend the Community Integration Annual Workshop held each year at the Warrior Symposium
Premier Partnership Status with the America’s Warrior Partnership Network
Why so much for such little commitment of time? Because…
By empowering you, we empower the veterans in your community.
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VFW Department of Wisconsin