>The VTN offers a program to assist Military Veterans in thier transition to civilian life. It provides tools to help them better communicate and manage both home and work related relationships and responsibilities. It has a strong trauma portion, dedicated to helping Vets identify sources of OSI/PTSD symptoms and bring them under better control. There is also some support for future planning and how to set and achieve goals. To note, while we are mandated for CAF/RCMP we do accept police/first responders when a program has a space not filled by a military Vet.
>Psychological support for PTSD 10-day residency program in three phases spread over 6 weeks (6 veterans per program). In the COVID period, we have implemented a 5-day program in one phase. A Completely free program for veterans.
>We offer tools to better manage the transition, to better manage the new realities of civilian life (at work with friends, family, etc.) Education on how to better manage these emotions and understand them. Planning: how to see your future and prepare for a day at a time with tools.
>Peer support, communication skills, social engagement skills, trauma talk, transition exercises, trigger identification, SMART goal setting, Life Review, Polyvagal Theory, Therapeutic Enactment (VTP only).
>We are associated with UBC and all of the veterans who go through the program are part of a longitudinal study.
>Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) Attitudes Towards Seeking Professional Help (ATTSPH) Authenticity Scale (AS) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) Career Futures Inventory-Revised (CFI-R) Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL) Learned Helplessness Scale (LHS) Male Roles Norms InventoryRevised (MRNI-R) Multi-dimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) PTSD Checklist (PCL) Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (RSES) Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) The Emotion Amplification and Reduction Scale (TEARS) Therapeutic Factors InventoryShort Form (TFI-S) Trait Hope Scale (THS) Traumatic Life Events Questionnaire (TLEQ).