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Houston Veteran's Treatment Court Advocacy Mentoring Program Dates

Monday, March 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Desiree van der Kleij
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Mental Health America (MHA) of Greater Houston is excited to announce our Veterans Court Advocacy and Mentoring Program (VCAMP) dates for 2017. We welcome veterans from across the state to join us  May 3rd through 5th or September 6th through 8th at the Harris Center for a  three-day conference. We will focus on training  veterans to be volunteer Veteran Court Mentors, provide behavioral health education, and innovative tools and technical assistance to develop local Mentoring Programs and increase capacity of existing veterans treatment court serving justice-involved veterans. Training topics include suicide prevention and intervention, strategic planning, family resiliency, substance abuse, domestic violence awareness, resource coordination, and mindfulness.


Prior to attending VCAMP, individuals must be endorsed by a Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Services Coordinator. Peer Services Coordinators act as the liaison between individuals and the training organization, in conjunction with MHA, to organize training logistics. MVPN Coordinators are responsible for arranging travel, lodging and meals for the duration of the training. Following completion of the training process, MHA of Greater Houston will send a completion roster to the state training management team, which serves as an official notification of mentorship.


Registration is open now open for the May 2017 VCAMP. We will update you when the September registration opens later in the year.



Our first VCAMP for the year is scheduled for May 3-5.


We have made one slight change, to our agenda; the preferred hotel. Due to a conflict with our prior hotel recommendation we have changed our hotel recommendation to the Holiday Inn, southwest. You may book your room via this link: Mental Health America  or use the group code “MHA”


All reservations are made by your prospective agencies.


Please wait for approval, through MVPN Training, before booking your rooms. Rooms must be booked NLT 26 April 2017.



For more information, contact T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health,, (713) 523-8963 x235 or Rebecca Fowler, Coordinator, Advocacy & Veterans Behavioral Health,,(713) 523-8963 x 425. 


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