Handbook of Military Social Work
Allen Rubin, Jose E. Coll
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The need has never been more crucial for community health providers, programs, and organizations to have access to training in addressing the unique behavioral health challenges facing our veterans, active duty military, and their families.
Handbook of Military Social Work is edited by renowned leaders in the field, with contributions from social work professionals drawing from their wealth of experience working with veterans, active duty military, and their families.
Handbook of Military Social Work considers:
- Military culture and diversity
- Women in the military
- Posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans
- Traumatic brain injury in the military
- Suicide in the military
- Homelessness among veterans
- Cycles of deployment and family well-being
- Grief, loss, and bereavement in military families
- Interventions for military children and youth
Offering thoughtful advice covering the spectrum of issues encountered by mental health professionals working with individuals and families, Handbook of Military Social Work will contribute to the improvement of efforts to help our military personnel, veterans, and their families deal with the challenges they face.
Chapter 13, the focus is on preventing and intervening with substance use disorders in veterans. The prevalence of these disorders among veterans and their cooccurrence with other disorders is covered in depth, followed by a discussion of best practices and prevention and treatment programs. In the final chapter of Part II, Chapter 14 describes factors that contribute to military suicides, identifies potential military suicide risk factors, discusses programs to identify those at risk for suicide
conducted research on working with military personnel and helped develop a course on social work with military personnel and families at the University of Texas at Austin. Anthony M. Hassan, EdD, LCSW, is the director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) at the University of Southern California. He is a retired Air Force officer who brings 25 years of experience in military social work and leadership. Dr. Hassan served during Operation Iraqi Freedom in
gender related responses to trauma. Although women respond to stressors differently than men, more systematic research appears to be needed in the area of gender-based responses to trauma—especially regarding deployment and combat related stress (Pierce, 2006). Women veterans are the “fastest-growing segment of the veteran population” and will be in need of appropriate health care responses by Veterans Affairs (Pierce, 2006). c03.indd 43 17/11/12 9:20 AM 44 Foundations of Social Work With
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interventions now, and we will discuss them in detail when they are introduced in later sessions.” Treatment Duration: “This treatment involves our meeting weekly for eight more sessions after today, nine total, and each session will be approximately 90 minutes long.” Goals of Treatment: “The goal of this treatment is to help you deal with what happened in Iraq [or Afghanistan] and to hopefully decrease the posttraumatic stress symptoms that you have been experiencing. The way we view PTSD is