Volunteer Trainer Flyer

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Veterans account for almost eleven percent (11%) of the State of New Hampshire’s population, and not all Veterans are
eligible for care through the Veterans Administration (VA). Of the 113,094 Veterans residing in New Hampshire, 28,730
receive their health care through the VA. In a survey sent to NH Veterans, approximately 1,200 Veterans shared that one of
the top barriers in receiving care was that they “do not feel understood by the providers who serve them.” Civilian agencies
are eager to serve our military and many may need additional training and education to better understand the unique
needs of Veterans, Service Members and their Families.
Our communities must be prepared to strengthen state resources and expand services to ensure our Veterans, Service
Members, and their Families are not travelling out of state to access needed care. On behalf of the Department of Health
and Human Services, Dare Mighty Things (DMT) is providing military culture training to organizations across the state of
NH to improve access to care for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families. This initiative will involve the design,
development, and implementation of 50 military culture trainings for civilian and military service providers across New
Hampshire.
We are looking for highly qualified individuals that possess the following skills and abilities:
• 5+ years of experience implementing training
programs
• Military background preferred, but not required
• Self-motivated
• Passionate about the subject of military culture and
improving care for Veterans, Service Members, and their
Families
• Understand that great facilitation includes listening and
empathy
Volunteers will be asked to train on topics, such as:
• Understanding military culture and the varying
deployment cycles
• Stigma reduction
• Reintegration challenges for Veterans, Service
Members and their Families
• Caring for Veterans, Service Members, and their
Families who are dealing with PTSD and/or TBI
• Strong understanding of the audience and their
culture
• Calm under pressure
• Adaptable and agile, especially when seen with
unforeseen challenges
• A bias for initiative and improvement
• Part salesman, part entertainer, part subject
matter expert but always authentic
• Suicide prevention
• Substance use disorder
• Homelessness
• Understanding Veterans, Service
Members, and Families of all ages and how
to better serve them
An Initiative of the NH Department of Health and Human Services
Supported by the Commission on PTSD and TBI
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Volunteers should have a pre-existing network within at least one of the target training audiences:
• Healthcare agencies
• Social services agencies
• State and local law enforcement
• Courts
• Domestic violence shelters
• Disability rights centers
• Sexual assault support services
• Substance abuse treatment centers
• Public schools, private schools, and
institutions of higher education
• Community Mental Health Centers
• Faith based organizations
• Private practitioners
• Department of Health and Human
Services staff
• Hospital staff
Selected candidates will be required to:
• Participate in a 2-day train-the-trainer event. Volunteers will receive a certificate for successful completion of
training
• Conduct up to 4 trainings during the period of August 2015 – May 2016. Specific availability confirmed
based on agency demand and upon scheduling of training dates
• Conduct trainings during normal business hours
If you meet this criteria, please submit a resume and cover letter emphasizing your training experience
and passion for supporting NH Veterans, Service Members, and their Families to Ms. Jacqueline
Bessette, [email protected] All candidates will be required to participate in a screening
process, including but not limited to a phone interview, in-person interview, and demonstration of
training skills and abilities.
With its roots in Portsmouth, NH, Dare Mighty Things
has been a trusted partner of government agencies,
nonprofits, and foundations for over 24 years. On a
national scale, DMT has been instrumental in
providing training for Service Providers, Veterans,
Service Members, and their Families.
An Initiative of the NH Department of Health and Human Services
Supported by the Commission on PTSD and TBI