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Exploring the Effects of Combat Exposure on American Civic Life

Christopher S. Parker

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Military service is believed to contribute to civic life on veterans’ return to civil society: it is believed to produce productive, allegiant citizens. What if exposure to combat also damages the ... More


Veterans, Soldiers, and Military Families

Jesse Harris

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0039
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The military is unique; its members face stresses unlike those of other institutions. It is one of the few occupations where injury and death are constant companions. The armed forces of the world ... More


When Soldiers “Snap”

Neta C. Crawford

in Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America's Post-9/11 Wars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199981724
eISBN:
9780199369942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981724.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

This chapter examines cases where the members of the US military have gone against their orders and deliberately killed civilians. These are atrocities and war crimes on the assumption that the ... More


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


The Life of a Combat Social Worker

Jeffrey S. Yarvis

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/9780190059439.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 1 gives the reader a tour—a kind of ride-a-long or a kind of “see-what-I-see” experience. Much of the chapter is about the combat part of combat social work: What does social work look like ... More


The Professor Goes to War: Serving as Team Leader for a Combat Stress Unit in Iraq

Cathleen A. Lewandowski

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/9780190059439.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes the experiences of a military social worker deployed to Iraq with a combat stress unit, as well as her predeployment and postdeployment experiences. As a civilian, the author ... More


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

Charles R. Figley, Jeffrey S. Yarvis, and Bruce A. Thyer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190059439
eISBN:
9780190059460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059439.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This book shows combat from a different perspective by a dozen combat social workers. Written by and for social workers and war veterans, the book is filled with lessons learned that can have ... More


Tough Hearts: Building Resilient Soldiers

Michael D. Matthews

in Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War, Revised and Expanded Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190870478
eISBN:
9780197510933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870478.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Soldiers must be prepared to face a variety of challenges and adversity, ranging from long separations from family to killing and dealing with the injury and death of their fellow soldiers. The ... 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


Life After Deployment: The Work of Combat Social Work in Garrison

Jeffrey S. Yarvis and Charles R. Figley

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/9780190059439.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

This chapter continues to prepare the reader to understand and appreciate the garrison duties of combat social workers (CSWs) and their day-to-day duties. Military social worker duties are similar to ... More


Combat Social Work: Preparing the Next Generation for Combating Injustice

Charles R. Figley, Jeffrey S. Yarvis, and Bruce A. Thyer

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/9780190059439.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Research and Evaluation

In this chapter on combat social work and preparing the next generation for social injustice combat, the editorial team summarizes and discusses the lessons and the fundamental questions posed and ... More


Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War, Revised and Expanded Edition

Michael D. Matthews

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190870478
eISBN:
9780197510933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870478.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Since the publication of the first edition of Head Strong: How Psychology Is Revolutionizing War in 2014, developments in military psychology have been rapid and important—so much so that this ... More


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