Although many strides have been made in the area of services and research for active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families, much more needs to be done. After taking this course, analyzing the literature related to trauma, crisis, and stress for active duty military personnel and veterans, is there any area that is specifically interesting for you? Are there additional areas in which you feel more research and data needs to be gathered so helping professionals may effectively support this population? For this Discussion, review this week’s resources and the current literature.
Post one( 2 to 3 pages) area related to trauma, crisis, and stress that you might be interested in when working with active duty military or veterans (e.g., female veterans, sexual assault/harassment, combat trauma, PTSD, family support, TBI) and explain why. Then describe one area that you might be interested in researching further or an area where more research needs to done related to trauma, crisis, and stress for this population. Finally, explain one way you could be a social change agent working with active duty military, veterans, or their families.
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.
Dick, G. (2014). Social work practice with veterans. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
Chapter 16, “War Casualties: When a Service Member Dies” (pp. 261-274)
Rubin, A., Weiss, E.L., & Coll, J.E. (2013). Handbook of military social work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.
Chapter 22, “Grief, Loss, and Bereavement in Military Families” (pp. 383-408)