With overseas deployment scaling down in recent years, helping professionals need practical tools for working with servicemen and women returning from deployment. Caring for the Military, with its case studies and clinical discussions, is indispensable for social workers and other helping professionals working with these populations. Leading experts contribute chapters on the challenges faced by reintegrating members of the military, including returning to a family, entering the workforce, and caring for those with PTSD, TBI, and moral injury. This text also features unique chapters on telemental health, multidisciplinary settings, and caregiver resiliency.
Table of Contents
Preface About the editor About the contributors Part I: The World of the Military: Culture and Transitions 1. Military Cultural Competence Yvette Branson 2. Military Culture and Veteran Transition Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss Part II: Special Populations 3.Homeless Veterans Carissa van den Berk-Clark and David L. Albright 4. Women Service Members and Veterans Anne G. Sadler, Michelle A. Mengeling, Sarah S. Fraley, and Brittany D. Martin 5. Older Veterans Kari L. Fletcher, David L. Albright, Kimberley A. Rorie, and Alexandra M. Lewis 6. Military Families: Strengths and Concerns Reintegration and Beyond Eugenia L. Weiss, Deborah Hino, Julie Canfield, and David L. Albright 7. The Impact of War and Deployments on Young Military-Connected Children Eugenia L. Weiss, Don Moncrief, and Tara DeBraber 8. Caring for Caregivers: Understanding and Helping Those Who Support the Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Ilysa R. Michelson and Cory Chen 9. Understanding Our Military Survivors of Sexual Assault Kristi L. Mueller 10. Sexual and Gender Minority Veterans Sandra Laski and David L. Albright Part III: Clinical Challenges and Perspectives 11. Veterans and Suicide: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treatment Appendix 11.A Appendix 11.B Appendix 11.C Christie Jackson 12. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from Blast Explosions: Applications for Non-DoD/VA Mental Health Clinicians George M. Cuesta 13. Working with Military Nurses and their Family System Pauline A. Swiger, Eric Graybill, and Diane L. Vaccarell 14. Treating Co-Occurring Conditions in the Returning Warrior Jeffrey S. Yarvis, Gabrielle N. Bryen, and Hannah Stryker Thomas 15. Occupational Therapy for our Military; Challenges and Roles Kristen Maisano and Joan Beder 16. Moral Injury Joan Beder 17. Tele-behavioral Health Julie M. Landry Poole, Lynette Pujol, and Bret Moore 18. Traditional and Whole Health and Patient-Centered Care at the Veterans Health Administration: An Overview Grace W. Yan 19. The Cost of Caring Charles R. Figley and Joan Beder