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Tag Archives: PTSD

Caregivers of veterans with “invisible” injuries: What we know and implications for social work practice

The two longest volunteer-fought conflicts in US history have resulted in large numbers of veterans coming home not only with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also traumatic brain injury (TBI). These “signature” injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been called “invisible” since they are not necessarily accompanied by physical scars or injuries. Yet PTSD and TBI can cause ... Read More »

Mental Health Needs of Women Veterans

[Referencing “Mental Health Issues in Recently Returning Women Veterans: Implications for Practice,” Bonnie E. Carlson, Layne K. Stromwall, and Cynthia A. Lietz, Social Work, Vol. 58, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 105-113.] Women are joining the military in increasing numbers, and they are now performing roles similar to those of male service members. As a result, more women service members ... Read More »

VA Eases Veterans’ Burden of Proving PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is generally considered the signature wound of the last several years of warfare.  However, PTSD has only been an official diagnosis since the 1980’s, and even today many veterans suffering from PTSD have a difficult time proving that they’re coping with this disorder.   That’s why NASW is so pleased to see the Department of ... Read More »

Hot Topics from August Health & Social Work Journal

The August issue of Health & Social Work (Vol. 34, No. 3) covers a wide range of topics important to social work and social workers, with the “Viewpoint” feature article by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) on posttraumatic stress disorder. Below is a sampling of what’s inside the issue. Download the table of contents of the August Health & Social Work ... Read More »

NASW endorses Give an Hour, free mental health services for military and families

NASW is pleased to endorse Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization that gives free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families. Give an Hour is working to develop a national network of volunteers for addressing the psychological symptoms directly related to deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour also offers services to parents, siblings, and unmarried partners ... Read More »

Social Workers in the News – May 19, 2008

News Source: Google News Navigating sex, drugs and alcohol with your teen Brookline TAB – Needham, MA Panelists include: Jennifer Slonaker, MSW, director of education for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; Mark O’Connell, Ph.D., clinical instructor … PTSD: Resources for You and Your Service Member Kitsap Sun (Subscription) – WA “Courage After Fire” by Keith Armstrong, LCSW, Suzanne Best, Ph.D., ... Read More »