FARMINGTON - Tunxis Community College recently hosted â€śNo Wrong Door,â€ť a day of training open to faculty and staff of all colleges in the region to explore better ways to meet student veteransâ€™ needs as they pursue studies and transition back into civilian life.
Expanding on information that was provided during last yearâ€™s event, the session included information on the impact of military service, veteransâ€™ education benefits, PTSD, Veterans Affairs benefits and resources, a panel of student veterans and their perspectives, and QPR suicide awareness training.
These and other topics were presented by experts from organizations including the Connecticut National Guard, Veterans Affairs, Farmington Valley Health District and Tunxis.
The event is the first in a four-part series of topics on student veterans to be presented by three other Connecticut community colleges later this year, sponsored with Farmington Valley Health District.
Ideas and information shared in the series will be used to develop a white paper that establishes a strategy for making positive changes to the student veteran experience across north-central and western Connecticut in 2021.