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

@article{Franklin2009TheEN,
  title={The emerging needs of veterans: a call to action for the social work profession.},
  author={Elizabeth Franklin},
  journal={Health \& social work},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          163-7
        }
}
  • 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… 

A Scoping Review of Contemporary Social Work Practice With Veterans

Objective: Social work served U.S. veterans and service members throughout its history as a profession. Social workers continue to support the physical and psychological health of veterans in both

Preparing MSW Students to Provide Mental and Behavioral Health Services to Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families in Rural Settings

TLDR
A specialized master’s of social work training program is implemented supported by a Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training grant to fill the shortage of practitioners prepared to provide mental health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Promoting Military Cultural Awareness in an Off-post Community of Behavioral Health and Social Support Service Providers

TLDR
A framework describes ways to increase military cultural competence and build community capacity to enhance civilian-based services to promote military cultural awareness while suggesting ways to enhance existing community behavioral health and social support services.

Utilization of Outpatient Social Work Services Among Veterans with Combat-Related Polytrauma: A Review and Case Analysis

TLDR
The provision of social work services needs to be studied to maximize efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and the quality of care being provided to veterans with combat-related polytrauma.

“Give us respect, support and understanding”: Women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan recommend strategies for improving their mental health care

TLDR
The current qualitative study sought to increase representation of the client voice by asking 29 women veterans of the recent wars to recommend strategies for improving VA and community-based mental health services.

Career Development for Women Veterans

The Problem Women veterans suffer from higher unemployment rates than their male counterparts. This is especially true among women veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although scholars and

The Impact of Combat Status on Veterans’ Attitudes Toward Help Seeking: The Hierarchy of Combat Elitism

TLDR
Findings indicate combat and non- combat veterans are less accepting of non-combat veterans’ help-seeking behavior, supporting the notion that veterans�’ attitudes toward help seeking are influenced by combat status.

Returning to civilian life: Family reintegration challenges and resilience of women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars

TLDR
Women demonstrated strength and resilience in dealing with family challenges by employing four common strategies, such as making meaning of their military service, accessing veteran social support, and drawing on military-acquired skills.

Veterans in Transition: A Correlational Investigation of Career Adaptability, Confidence, and Readiness

Veterans in Transition: A Correlational Investigation of Career Adaptability, Confidence, and Readiness by Schleurious LaVan Gaiter MS, University of Maryland, University College, 2004 MS, Georgetown

Computerized Tailored Intervention for Behavioral Sequelae of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

Abstract : This project assesses the usability and feasibility of a multi-behavioral computerized tailored intervention (CTI) or expert system delivered via the Internet for veterans with

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 17 REFERENCES

Social work in the Department of Veterans Affairs: lessons learned.

TLDR
An overview of the practice of social work in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the role social workers have played in VA's transformation into a leading provider of health care is provided.

Overrepresentation of women veterans among homeless women.

TLDR
Women veterans are at greater risk for homelessness than are nonveterans, and further study is needed to determine whether increased risks for veterans are a product of military service or reflect volunteers' self-selection into the armed forces.

The American Woman 2003-2004: Daughters of a Revolution - Young Women Today

Introduction A.J.Stone Young Women: Where They Stand M.Farnsworth Riche Generation X in the Labor Force M.DiNatale & S.Boraas Baby Boom to GenX: Progress in Young Women's Health A.Salganicoff,

Invisible Wounds of War. Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery

TLDR
A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among OEF/OIF veterans, the health care system in place to meet those needs, gaps in the care system, and the costs associated with these conditions and with providing quality health care to all those in need is presented.

Women's War

World War II brought many changes to the lives of women. Helping in the war effort meant that they had many new and exciting challenges. This book shows the roles women played during the war -

Invisible wounds: Psychological and neurological injuries confront a new generation of veterans

  • Retrieved May 11,
  • 2009

Army Suicide Event Report (ASER): Calendar Year

  • 2006

The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict

Veteran services

  • T. Mizrahi & L. E. Davis (Eds.-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of social work (20th ed., Vol. 4, pp. 255–257). Washington, DC, and New York: NASW Press and Oxford University Press.
  • 2008