Elvira Craig de Silva
Our profession's role is to help foster greater understanding of the many issues facing the returning veteran, including the effects of war on family life, workplace readjustment, rebuilding self-image and gaining a sense of place in society. Our role must be to advocate, coordinate and provide necessary services to help veterans regain control of their lives.
Film By Marcia Rock And Patricia Lee Stotter
Women make up 15 percent of today's military. That number is expected to double in 10 years. SERVICE highlights the resourcefulness of seven amazing women who represent the first wave of mothers, daughters and sisters returning home from the frontless wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.
SERVICE portrays the courage of women veterans as they transition from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to their civilian lives, describing the horrific traumas they have faced often leading to PTSD, the inadequate care they often receive on return, and the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve.
The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
Civilian Social Work With Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: Implications for Practice and Education - April 11-13, 2013 - University of Texas at Austin
Give An Hour
Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities announces that that its network of over 6,400 licensed mental health professionals has given more than 70,000 hours of free services.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This toolkit supports the behavioral health and wellness of Veterans receiving services outside the VA health care system.