SERV/ Supportive Education for Returning Veteransby Michael Patrick Brewer on Sep. 06, 2009, under Politics, Veteran Pals, Veterans Benefits, Veterans' Spouses, Partners & Families
The University of Arizona has a tremendous vanguard program for transitioning to academic life. The University Teaching Center in collaboration with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care, are offering an academic and workforce success program for returning veterans. The program consists of three college-credit courses that are cohort based wherein you will take these classes with other veterans. This program is tailored made with all of the veterans concerns at heart.
The classes increase your resilience and ability to manage stress, something I wished I had learned how to do prior to starting my college coursework right out of Vietnam…. a mistake. Ergo; 10 years to complete my degree!
There is a focus on memory improvement, problem solving skills, and working with the residual symptoms that linger from war. The fact that these classes are taken in the safe environment of peers is testimony to its innovative approach.