Military service members, Veterans and their families live and work in communities across our nation.  They are our co-workers, neighbors, classmates, students and friends. However, because fewer than 7% of Americans have served in uniform, most civilians are unfamiliar with military culture and don’t know how to effectively engage with the Veteran community.

Trainings available:

15 Things Training:

The 15 Things Training is recommended by the SMVF Subcommittee for schools, Community Mental Health Centers, or anyone interested in learning more about military culture.


Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.


USO Pathfinder Transition Program

The USO Pathfinder® Transition Program extends the USO experience to active duty, Reserve, National Guard and military spouses by offering professional development services throughout the duration of the service member or military spouse’s career, as well as when they transition out of the military and settle into their new communities.

KSPHQ Suicide Prevention Trainings

These training are provided free of charge to participants thanks to a grant from KDHE Zero Suicide Initiative. Descriptions of each training can be found on their website.