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Managing the Challenges of Substance Abuse

Date and time

Wed Dec 07 2022

Description
<div>Managing the Challenges of Substance Abuse</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Join the California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet), California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP) and U.S.VETS Outside the Wire as we deepen our understanding of the impacts of substance abuse on mental health and explore tools to manage these challenges.</p><p>This webinar is open to all service members, veterans, and their family members.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>In partnership with CalTAP, various speakers will provide a wealth of information to help navigate your transition to civilian life.</p><p>Agenda</p><p>10:00 a.m. - Agenda/CalVet/CalTAP Overview</p><p>10:10 a.m. - U.S. Vets Outside the Wire</p><p>10:45 a.m. - Virtual Question and Answers</p><p>Below you will find more information about our guest speakers</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F212223469%2F243675995847%2F1%2Foriginal.20220113-235507?h=2000&w=720&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&s=9238c74c5deaed85cba7c25aa991c49b" alt="" /></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p> Danielle Tran, Training Coordinator
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</p><p>Danielle Tran attended the University of California, Riverside, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 2003. After graduating, she returned to Sacramento to be closer to her family. 
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</p><p>She has several family members who served in the United States Air Force and United States Army. Their service fostered a passion for advocating for and supporting disadvantaged populations. After supporting her father through his difficult transition from military to civilian life, she decided to pursue a career where she could help and serve others just as so many in her family have. 
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</p><p>Danielle previously served as the Family Engagement and Recruitment Supervisor at SETA Head Start. In this role, she partnered with teaching staff to increase and support family engagement and participation in the program. She also fostered relationships with community resource providers and stakeholders in order to assist families with gaining access to needed services and support systems.
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</p><p>She is proud to be a part of the CalTAP team and their mission to inform and connect service members, veterans, and their families to their earned state and federal benefits.
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</p><p> </p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F223574439%2F243675995847%2F1%2Foriginal.20220203-184119?h=2000&w=720&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&s=c26639f0f65389d628ecebd511102cff" alt="" /></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Kirk Eller, Training Coordinator
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</p><p>Kirk Eller began working for CalVet in the Veterans Services division as a CalTAP Training Coordinator in December 2019.
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</p><p>Kirk served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1986 – 1990 as a CH-53 Helicopter Crew Chief. While stationed at 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Tustin, CA, he deployed twice overseas to the 1st MAW, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, where he participated in operations throughout the Pacific and Far East including Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and the Philippines.
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</p><p>After separating from the Marine Corps, he worked as a civil service aircraft mechanic at the Sacramento Depot Maintenance Facility at McClellan Air Force Base until the base closure in 2000. After that, he transferred his mechanical skills to Aerojet Rocketdyne in Rancho Cordova, CA, as a Rocket Test Technician. During his tenure at Aerojet Rocketdyne, he continued his education and was promoted to Solid Rocket Test Engineer. He worked on various Missile Defense and Space Launch programs until the company downsized. After leaving Aerojet, he continued with his education utilizing his VA Chapter 31 benefits and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Phoenix.
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</p><p>In his current role as a CalTAP Training Coordinator, Kirk is dedicated to serving service members, veterans, and their families and brings firsthand experience in the struggles veterans face. His approach to providing assistance to veterans is to educate veterans on what their benefits are, inform them on how to obtain their benefits, and encourage them to be their own advocates in order to receive the best care possible.
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</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F228629169%2F243675995847%2F1%2Foriginal.20220211-201138?h=2000&w=720&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&s=b20adf519a4136ef76275c2e08aa62d5" alt="" /></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>U.S.VETS is on a mission to end veteran homelessness in the United States. “The streets” are simply no place for veterans; no place for the many men and women who volunteered, giving of themselves and their youth, to protect our great freedoms.
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</p><p>We believe all veterans deserve every opportunity to live with dignity and independence. It is our duty at U.S.VETS to deliver on our promise to always serve those who’ve served.</p></div></div>

Location

Online Event