The emerging needs of veterans: a call to action for the social work profession.

  title={The emerging needs of veterans: a call to action for the social work profession.},
  author={Elizabeth Franklin},
  journal={Health \& social work},
  volume={34 3},
  • E. Franklin
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Psychology
  • Health & social work
The needs of the nation's veterans are changing, and as such, the profession of social work will need to adapt to the increasing demand for our services. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the largest employer of master's-level social workers in the nation. Social workers have been serving veterans since 1926, when the first social work program in the Veterans Bureau was established. According to Manske (2008), the VA originally hired 36 hospital social workers, with the number… 

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