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Treating young veterans; promoting resilience through practice and advocacy.


Treating young veterans; promoting resilience through practice and advocacy.

Ed. by Diann Cameron Kelly et al.

Springer Publishing Co.


355 pages




This guide takes a multidisciplinary approach to ensuring that veterans are not marginalized after conflict. Contributors in psychiatry, counseling, and social work offer an emphasis on trauma, cognitive dissonance, and pathways toward the social and emotional integration and health of traditional veterans (enlisted and career military personnel) and non-traditional veterans (reservists, members of the National Guard) between ages 18 and 40. Contributors in law give information on the VA claims process and Veteran's Courts. Part 1 covers assessment and practice approaches to promote resilience, touching on the developmental course of PTSD and cognitive dissonance in Iraq veterans. Part 2 looks at work with specialized communities, such as homeless veterans who served in Iraq and young female survivors of combat and sexual trauma. Part 3 describes advocacy practice to promote young veterans' well-being. Kelly teaches social work at Adelphi University.

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Date:Oct 1, 2011
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