Basic Training is designed to help provide information on what it takes to be a Volunteer with the MVPN.
Ever since WWI, the US Military implements a three tier approach to behavioral health with military personnel. The first tier is what is referred to as Frontline Intervention and it is designed to take place at the unit level. Frontline Intervention is NOT a medical, psychological or even formal process. Frontline Intervention is simply speaking, wellness first aid. It addresses the immediate basic needs of individuals
expressing some level of discomfort and opens the doors to additional assistance if need be. As Veterans and Peer Support Specialists, we serve in the same capacity as the Battle Buddies on active duty and engage in the same mission as those conducting Frontline
The Military Veteran Peer Network is an affiliation of Service Members, Veterans and Family Members dedicated to establish camaraderie and trust with each other, identifying and vetting community resources and, collectively, contributing to the communities where we live. We accomplish this through commitment, training and volunteerism. We commit to have each others backs. We train in Peer Support and Mental Health Awareness so that not only can we care, we can act and advocate appropriately. We volunteer by being Peers, Peer Group Leaders and citizens making a difference.
The Military and Veteran Community is unique in that very few Americans and their families serve their Nation in this capacity. MVPN strives to be a center-point for linking this Community together, provide camaraderie among those seeking it, and a serve as a showcase for the rest of America on what and how this Community is a vital part of our overall society.