Friday, May 27, 2022
The RP Group

Veterans

Toolkit featuring a literature review, a framework of strategies, and an institutional self assessment designed to assist two- and four-year institutions in strengthening financial stability and closing attainment gaps for low-income students.


Facilitation of a series of student focus groups and sharing findings at a practitioner convening to understand the educational experiences of student populations identified in Cabrillo College’s equity efforts.


The most recent National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report (US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, 2019) documented a suicide rate among female veterans of 16.8 per 100,000 –2.2 times higher than among non-veteran women. This sobering statistic is likely linked to the fact that female veterans are at a significantly greater risk of experiencing military sexual trauma (MST)1 than their male counterparts (Wilson, 2018), thus putting these women at heightened risk of a number of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These data collectively point to a clear need for research that identifies ways to support female veterans as they transition back to civilian life.


This report is designed for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), administrators and funders focused on veterans affairs in the CCC system to gain a better understanding of how VRCs operate, how they used funding from the State Budget Act, where their strengths lie and what challenges persist. It is the hope that this information will be used to help stakeholders tailor the supports they offer where they are needed most to best suit the needs of veterans across California’s community colleges.


Research conducted on prior learning assessment and competency-based education through a partnership between the RP Group, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the Moran Technology Group.


Many US Veterans separate from the military and encounter difficulties in transitioning to civilian life. Military separation represents significant shifts in personal and social identity, purpose, culture, relationships, and living situations in the lives of veterans. Research studies conducted by the USC School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR)1 have found that many service members separate from the military illequipped to begin their civilian lives by not securing housing and/or employment. Additionally,  service members may be contending with physical and/or mental health issues, and these issues may be compounded by Veterans need to adjust their self-identity and transition to civilian culture.

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