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The Journey of Serving as an Army Reserve Social Worker

Vaughn A. DeCoster

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter, the author describes how and why he joined the U.S. Army and became a social worker officer, commanding a combat stress team in Baghdad during the surge of 2006–2007. He explains the ... More


War Stories of a Brigade Behavioral Health Officer

Debra M. Stone

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter, the author focuses on combat social work practice in a combat area of operation as a brigade behavioral health officer (BHO) while active combat engagements are going on ... More


Combat Social Work at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan

Dan M. Grinstead

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter includes a description of the author’s training and experience in the Iowa Army National Guard that prepared him for his deployment to Afghanistan. The author explains: How, at age 57, ... More


Combat Social Work in Vietnam, 1968–1969

Raymond Mansour Scurfield

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents combat social work in the U.S. Vietnam war. The author discusses his military career, the special challenges and lessons from his year-long tour of duty and a combat social ... More


Triumph Over Adversity: A Journey From Vietnam’s Son to Combat’s Healer

Christopher Lee Atkins

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

Like other chapters, the author takes the reader on a journey of a combat social worker beginning in his childhood as the son of a Vietnam veteran with severe PTSD. With the valuable lessons learned ... More


Combat Social Work in Afghanistan, 2010–2011: An Interview with Thomas Stokes

Thomas J. Stokes and Naomi North

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents an interview with a combat social worker who shares his experience of deployment to Afghanistan, initially assigned to the 344th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve. In ... More


Combat Social Work in Afghanistan, 2009–2010: Leading a Combat Stress Control Detachment

Randy C. Nedegaard

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on values and how they are impacted by war experiences. The author examines his own experiences as he commanded a combat stress control detachment during a major troop surge. ... More


Navy Combat Social Worker

Alyssa L. Gibbons

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter the author discusses how Navy social workers have experienced their wars—caring for both sailors and marines and expands on previous Navy social work. This former Navy combat social ... More


Deployment of a Social Worker

Eric J. Kirwan

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter, the author discusses adaptability as the most valuable quality for a social worker. Reflecting on his career, the author discusses his ability to adjust to any situation and connect ... More


Dark Mornings to New Beginnings

Shad Meshad

in Combat Social Work: Applying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the experiences of a combat social worker who was wounded in combat and survived to go on to be a trail blazer as a Veteran Affairs (VA) clinical social worker. He describes ... More


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