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Project Summary

BEST and the Veterans Chamber of Commerce are currently working on a Veterans Train-the-trainer (VT3) project funded by the Hughes Charitable Foundation. The project establishes a pilot train-the-trainer program to assist Veterans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS) deal with cognitive challenges related to their conditions.

Project Details

The VT3 project helps train Veterans with TBI/PTS learn to use the BEST Suite app as a prothetic for their brain to deal with many of the common day-to-day cognitive challenges they experience. This nationwide online program provides specific app and cognitive skills training (free of charge) in an anytime, anywhere environment to empower participants to achieve both personal and professional goals and increase everyday success. The model uses an online collaborative hub to establish a community of trainers and participants that learns and shares together.

The 1-year project (ending March 31, 2021) provides the following support (free of charge) for Veteran trainees:

  1. the BEST Suite app (currently only available for iPhones and iPads)
  2. online cognitive rehabilitation training
  3. online TBI/PTSD training
  4. online BEST Suite tool trainings
  5. a personal guide/mentor to help trainees better learn to use and integrate the BEST Suite to help with cognitive challenge commonly associated with TBI/PTSD.

Additional Partners

Housing for Homeless provides transitional housing and case management services for up to 31 Homeless Veterans and their Families. Housing for Homeless follows the Housing First philosophy, and we will accept almost any Veteran who is homeless, with any type of background or living conditions, even if they have failed or participated in past VA Programs unsuccessfully. Veterans are engaged through harm reduction with a primary focus of attaining and maintaining their housing.

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