COUNSELING PART OF THE PLAN GIS GET HELP FITTING INTO SOCIETY AGAIN.
Byline: Rachel Uranga and Grace Lee Staff Writer
Thousands of servicemen and women returning to the Southland south·land or South·land
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Noun 1. from Operation Iraqi Freedom may have difficulty adjusting to peacetime, and many might benefit from mandatory counseling like that ordered by the Army this week, experts said.
Under the Army program, returning soldiers would be required to participate in an intensive five-day re-entry RE-ENTRY, estates. The resuming or retaking possession of land which the party lately had.
2. Ground rent deeds and leases frequently contain a clause authorizing the landlord to reenter on the non-payment of rent, or the breach of some covenant, when the program aimed at easing them into homelife. No other branch of the U.S. military now requires such mandatory counseling.
``It's a great wives' tale to go on with your life and forget about it,'' said James Dwyer James K. "Pat" Dwyer was the head football coach at Louisiana State University for three seasons from 1911 to 1913. He finished his coaching career with an overall record of 16-7-2. Playing career
Dwyer was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. , chief of Post Traumatic Stress Traumatic stress is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  as an acute emotional condition associated with reactive anxiety. Services for Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs is a term of the business that deals with the relation between a government and its veteran communities, usually administered by the designated government agency. in the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. area. ``For most trauma survivors, it doesn't work.''
The hundreds of Marines reservists of the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Corps headquartered in Encino, for example, will be given a two-hour briefing on assimilating back into family life, said Bryan Driver, spokesman for the Personal and Family Readiness Division of the Marine Corps. They will be offered counseling should they seek it out, he said. Voluntary counseling also is available to the roughly 900 Seabees and E-2 Naval Squadron members deployed from Naval Base A naval base primarily for support of the forces afloat, contiguous to a port or anchorage, consisting of activities or facilities for which the Navy has operating responsibilities, together with interior lines of communications and the minimum surrounding area necessary for local Ventura County-Port Hueneme and Point Mugu and their families, said Vance Vasquez, spokesman for the base.
The Army's mandatory Deployment Cycle Support Program, unveiled Thursday, is being praised as a model that other military branches should emulate, experts said.
``It's probably really needed and necessary,'' Dwyer said.
For some returning from deployment, lingering stresses can result in depression, withdrawal, drug and alcohol abuse, divorce or worse. Speedy intervention is key to recovery, Dwyer said.
``(Returning soldiers) feel crazy, and they don't have an understanding why. When you let them know that post-traumatic stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation, it normalizes it. It takes away the stigma,'' Dwyer said. Mandating the program forces soldiers - who might otherwise shun Shun
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The Army's program follows a series of slayings of soldiers' wives at Fort Bragg Fort Bragg, U.S. army base, 11,136 acres (4,507 hectares), E N.C., N of Fayetteville; est. 1918. Originally an artillery post, it is now the principal U.S. army airborne-training center and the site of the Special Warfare School. , N.C., last summer that spurred fears that troops returning from Afghanistan were having difficulty readjusting to being home.
It requires returning soldiers to remain on the base for up to two weeks before embarking on leave.
During that time, they take postwar stress-management classes, suicide awareness training and undergo medical screenings. It melds with existing family programs and offers a 24-hour assistance line.
``We are trying not to let anyone slip through the cracks,'' said Chaplain Glen Bloomstrom, director of ministry initiatives for chief of chaplains of the U.S. Army.
``The purpose is to promote caring, supportive relationships and to make sure that our soldiers get back to their family in a healthy manner,'' he said.
For Jody Sabol, volunteer coordinator for Encino reservists, the Army's new policy is not entirely realistic.
Acknowledging the advantages of counseling, Sabol stressed that problems are more likely to arise after members of the military have been home for a while.
And it would be difficult for her to delay seeing her husband - a Marine captain who will return to Camp Pendleton on Sunday, after three months away from home.
``I know he'll go through a readjustment re·ad·just
tr.v. re·ad·just·ed, re·ad·just·ing, re·ad·justs
To adjust or arrange again.
re stage, and I have the confidence I can be there for him and stand by him,'' she said.