The National Veterans Foundation offers training to government agencies, non-profits, private organizations and those that work in the field of Veteran services.

Training

Four Points Builds a STAR, Engaging Veterans and the Family for Wellness:

brochure for vetsThis training is a comprehensive two-day trauma-informed training for organizations, agencies and individuals providing services to Veterans and their families. Day 1 explores the impact of trauma and combat stress on the brain, body, and functioning. Day 2 is spent learning and practicing engagement skills to promote healing from trauma.

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Trainers: Shad Meshad, LCSW, CTS and Melinda Meshad, LCSW

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

This two-day training provides an extensive understanding of the symptoms and coping skills as they relate to Veterans and their impacted families.

Trainers: Shad Meshad, LCSW, CTS and Melinda Meshad, LCSW

Secondary Trauma (Compassion Fatigue):

This two-day training provides an extensive understanding of the symptoms that can develop when an individual, often a service provider, is exposed to people who have been traumatized themselves. Day 2 covers critical coping skills including self-care interventions that lead to well-being.

Trainers: Shad Meshad, LCSW, CTS and Melinda Meshad, LCSW

Shad Meshad

Shad Meshad

Shad Meshad  LCSW, CTS, President and Founder of the National Veterans Foundation, is a leading expert in the area of Veteran reintegration and the trauma associated with military experience. In 1979, he founded and co-authored the Vet Center Program. In 1985, he founded the National Veterans Foundation to fill the unmet need of a national helpline. Shad has served as President and Board Member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, as President and Board member of the Green Cross Project, and currently serves on the faculty of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Melinda Meshad, LCSW

Melinda Meshad, LCSW

Melinda Meshad, LCSW has over twenty years working with individuals and families. She has focused her career serving populations with high rates of trauma. Her experience includes ten years in child welfare services and over five years with the National Veterans Foundation. She currently has a private practice in Los Angeles and is an author and trainer of 4 Points Builds a STAR trauma-informed training.

To arrange a speaker for your class, training seminar, or other event, please call our toll-free number 1‑888‑777‑4443, or e-mail us at shad@nvf.org