The Academy of Peer Service team honors those who have served in the armed forces. Many APS learners and their families are involved in the military and peer support is an important way for military service members, veterans and families to stay connected and overcome challenges that come with the many transitions they face.
Earlier this year, we launched an elective APS course, Supporting Veterans and their Families. If you are looking for an elective course to take, now might be a good time.
Supporting Veterans and their Families
Those who have served our country, whether in combat or through other kinds of deployments, deserve the best we have to offer. But all too often, they and their families receive little or no support after discharge. In this course we explore common issues faced by those who have served in the U.S. military and their families, resources that are available to help, and ways supporters can help those who are impacted in negative ways by service in the military to overcome those challenges and find greater peace at home.
One of the key resources mentioned in the course is Vets4Warriors, a confidential, peer-to-peer counseling program that has had 300,000 contacts from veterans across the country. Vets4Warriors has helped veterans and family members dealing with problems such as depression, anxiety, isolation, and suicidal thoughts. To learn more or refer a veteran or family member in need, visit www.vets4warriors.com.
To all the veterans and family members, especially those who are connected with the Academy, we thank you for your service and your support of other veterans and family members.
With deep appreciation,
The Academy of Peer Services and the Virtual Learning Community Teams