Many needs of military personnel are evident at the time of their separation from military service. Other needs, however, such as the residual psychological and physical effects of war and combat, may not be obvious until many years after military personnel have returned to civilian life. In addition, the federal government has established services for aging veterans, but the veterans and their families may not be aware of these services or know how to obtain them.
To prepare for this Discussion, review the interviews in this week’s resources and select one interviewee to address for this Discussion. Be sure to address a different interviewee than the one you addressed in Discussion 1.
a description of the interviewee you selected.
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Describe your initial reaction to the individual and his or her situation and explain why you had this reaction.
Based on this scenario and the other resources, explain what would be the most important need that helping professionals should address with the veteran in the scenario and why.
Be sure to support your post with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.
Demers, A. (2011). When veterans return: The role of community in reintegration. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 16(2), 160– 179.Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M., Cox, D. W., Fritz, E. C., & George, B. J. (2011). An evidence-informed guide for working with military women and veterans. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(1), 1–7.Heflin, C. M., Wilmoth, J. M., & London, A. S. (2012). Veteran status and material hardship: The moderating influence of work-limiting disability. Social Service Review, 86(1), 119–142Sherman, M.D., Larsen, J., & Borden, L.M. (2015). Broadening the focus in supporting reintegrating Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: Six key domains of functioning. Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, 46(5), 355-366.
Many needs of military personnel are evident at the time of their separation from military service. Other needs, however, such as the residual psychological and physical effects of war and combat, may
Changes in the Military Changes in the Military Program Transcript WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS: Things are different now. Everything’s faster. It’s so fast you can’t keep up with it. I mean, travel and everything is done. And th ey come home like overnight almost, like a leave over there and the next day be home or be somewhere on the East coast. See, I wasn’t involved in any cities, an d when you have this land group where their fighting is out on the land as they go through towns and cities, they see something. They see a house. They see everything. They see dogs, cats. They see all kinds of moving things on the ground. Out in the Pacific where what we did wit h our work, we didn’t see anything like it. All we saw was the Pacific Ocean, and we didn’t get to see cities or towns. The only time I think we saw any city was when we pulled into Honolulu one time. DESMOND W. FLANIGAN: How is the military today different from the milita ry when I was in? One of the things is the constant short-term deployments. You deploy, you see death and destruction, you come back. Then you go back a nd come home again. There are people who have five, six, even I’ve heard of nine deployments, so the constant spiking of the intensity of what you go thr ough, and all of a sudden you’re back in a mall. Vietnam, eventually, the American public were against the war. They were against the military. I had an incident where I was bringing back my special forces team, one of my soldiers was spit on. Now, you come back, they sa y, oh, we support the troops. But the thing is they don’t really understand the war, and the saying is that the military went to war, America went to the mall. Changes in the Military Additional Content Attribution IMAGES: Images provided by http://www.istockphoto.com / SPECIAL THANKS: The Wilkinson and Flannigan Family MUSIC: Creative Support Services Los Angeles, CA Dimension Sound Effects Library © 2016 Laureate Education, Inc. 1 Changes in the Military Newnan, GA Narrator Tracks Music Library Stevens Point, WI Signature Music, Inc Chesterton, IN Studio Cutz Music Library Carrollton, TX © 2016 Laureate Education, Inc. 2