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Military Aggression in Ukraine

International Federation of Social Workers

The military aggression in Ukraine will result in death, destruction, more human rights abuses, large-scale refugee movements, and the traumatization of people. Social work has responded over many decades to the human tragedies that follow the war. Historically we have seen that land disputes on this international scale, apparently fueled by the need for power […]. Human Rights

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Understanding Military Culture: Implementation in Treatment

University of Connecticut

is seeing increased attention paid to the mental health, substance abuse, and suicide issues within the military and veteran communities, there is also increased concern about our nation’s capacity to provide the services needed. More and more veterans are obtaining mental health care in the civilian sector, but frequently community clinicians have a limited understanding of military and veteran culture. examine how military service may later affect a veteran’s future interactions.

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Parental Military Deployment and Children: What Have We Learned from More than a Decade of War?

Society of Clinical Psychology

A common saying in the military is that when one person joins the whole family serves. For many military families, geographic relocations, disrupted family routines, financial hardships, and fear of losing a loved one became a way of life. Military Medicine, 174 , 1033–1040.

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STUDENT VOICE: What Happened to No Man Left Behind? All Veterans Deserve Mental Health Care

The New Social Worker

Although limiting certain military benefits as a result of misconduct is understandable, we should not deny mental health care for service members who have experienced combat trauma

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Statement on Ukraine by EEsrASSW

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

The pioneers and founders of professional social work explicitly advocated for peace and against military interventions that continue to inflict suffering on people on all sides of violent attacks. Statement on Ukraine by EEsrASSW.

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IFSW Statement of the Political Crisis at the Belarus / Polish Borders

International Federation of Social Workers

It is illustrated by nation-states moving security and military forces to particular borders to prevent or force migration, leading to shattered lives and sometimes destabilized societies.

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Tips for Helping Veterans Cope With PTSD

Famcare

While serving their country, military personnel may encounter a variety of terrifying situation. Veteran's PTSD is a significant challenge and a serious issue, but many retired military personnel and their families are unaware of the diagnosis or where to seek treatment.

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Veterans Service Organizations: How to Expand Your Services

Famcare

Veteran services are in desperate need of reforms to continue serving millions of former military personnel and families. According to Department of Veterans Affairs estimates, there are more than a hundred registered veteran service organizations in the United States.

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Predictors of veterans’ well-being after leaving service

Society of Clinical Psychology

Although many individuals do well after leaving the military, the transition from military to civilian life can be challenging for some military veterans. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. military well?being.

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Veterans Still Serving

Famcare

to visit the monuments to our nation's military veterans. The week before Memorial Day I traveled to Washington D.C.

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Sobriety Chat: Greer

Living Sober

You'll hear her talk about using 'mummy juice' to help with the pressure of being a military wife and mother, bringing an intense curiosity to sobriety, dealing with high pressure and […].

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2021 Social Work Child Abuse Month

The Advocate

Catherine Spach (Children in Military Families): [link CBU MSW students in our “Trauma in Children” social work class recently worked on public service videos to bring awareness to child abuse and other situations that may result in traumatic responses in children.

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Childhood memories

Stop Abuse Campaign

I was born in the midst of World War II and grew up, the first born of an ambitious military man, moving every few years. ← Why We Oppose Gender-affirming Healthcare Bans.

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Technology Disruption Readiness Plan: A Best Practice for the Social Work Classroom

Teaching & Learning in Social Work

serious illness and military deployment) or community-level crises such as natural disasters.

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Veterans Day

Jaeran Kim

” My student is a military veteran. An incomplete list of resources to learn more about the experiences of people of color and LGBTQ military communities: Black Veterans of America . The American Military Partner Association. Last night in my class, one of my African American students shared that her daughter had been told to “go back to Africa.”

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Watch the Interstate Licensing Compact Stakeholder July 26 Review Session

Social Work Blog

Department of Defense (DOD), as part of an initiative to promote licensure portability for military spouses, in 2021 awarded a $500,000 grant for the development of an interstate licensure compact for social workers. The U.S.

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LGBT+ History Month: reflections on progress

Social Work With Adults

Society and social work changed with the Human Rights Act 1998, which protects our rights to be treated as equals, including starting a family, being out at work, serving in the military, accessing healthcare, and even staying in a double room in a hotel with partners.

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NASW Observes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Month

Social Work Blog

1 Although PTSD has commonly been associated with the military and veteran populations, it affects people of all ages, communities, gender, and social economic background. Military One Source. June 2022. NASW recognizes June as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month.

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Tommy Lowther and living with PTSD

MQ Mental Health

He talks in this episode about the “invincible” mentality he felt in the military and how that attitude quickly turned into fear. “I Tommy Lowther and Living With PTSD - MQ Open Mind CONTENT WARNING: this episode of Open Mind includes stories about trauma and sexual assault.

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News Items – April 29, 2022

Social Workers Speak

Joshua Davis is a member: Fort Campbell Soldier shares experience as military child, Family values. Joshua Davis said growing up a military child gave him more opportunities than hardships and is the reason why he serves today.… “ I became a licensed clinical social worker to help and serve those who chose to serve ,” Davis said. Donna Oriowo is a member: Community Care — Not Just Self-Care — Is Key to Our Collective Wellbeing. Livestrong.

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Debunking Myths About PTSD

Gateway Foundation

PTSD Is Only for Military Veterans or First Responders. Moving away from the idea that PTSD only affects military veterans or first responders is one of the best ways to destigmatize the condition and ensure people can reach out when they need help.

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Palestine, the IASSW and the academic boycott of Israel: A call to action.

Reimagining Social Work

In reality, hasbara consists of well-funded campaigns of misinformation that work to delegitimise and demonise any criticism of the seemingly endless military occupation of Palestinian land. It prefers not to refer to the military occupation, or to Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project, or to its apartheid walls and infrastructure.

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IASSW Statement on Ukraine

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

In keeping with this tradition, IASSW condemns the current attack on Ukraine and the needless loss of life, destruction to housing and other built infrastructures, and cost to the environment, caused through the contribution that discharging military ordnance. IASSW Statement on Ukraine.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Helps Social Workers, Others With Student Loan Debt

Social Work Blog

military service. By Josette Keelor . In June, Madeline Howe had $40,000 in student loan debt she was paying on loans for a master’s degree in social work. By the end of July, her balance was zero.

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News Item – July 15, 2021

Social Workers Speak

Marinelle Reynolds is a member: [Audio] How Occupational Licensing Rules Affect Military Families. And that’s especially true for military spouses, many of whom hold jobs that require licensing and who also frequently have to move across state lines. Here to talk about the executive order and how it might affect military families is Marinelle Reynolds. She’s a licensed clinical social worker and a military spouse herself.

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How to Help Someone Who’s Experiencing PTSD

Gateway Foundation

While some people think of PTSD as a disorder that affects only military veterans, PTSD can affect anyone after witnessing or living through a traumatic event, such as abuse, a natural disaster, or being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.

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NASW Member Voices: Eclectics, Rise Up!

Social Work Blog

Lorrie has practiced in a variety of settings including private practice, non-profit, inpatient psychiatric, military behavioral health, schools, corporations, and human service agencies. By Lorrie R. Appleton, LCSW I am noticing a curious trend in the mental health field.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Shelter, Inc

African Americans have made monumental contributions in every facet of our history from science, medicine, the military, the arts, entertainment, literature, industry, commerce, government, and every other area that has helped shape our country, including children’s welfare.

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Member Voices: Intergenerational Gaffes or What Goes Around Comes Around?

Social Work Blog

Lorrie has practiced in a variety of settings including private practice, non-profit, inpatient psychiatric, military behavioral health, schools, corporations, and human service agencies. By Lorrie Appleton, LCSW. Mother and son sitting after quarrel at home. Lorrie R. Appleton, LCSW.

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You Asked, We Answered; 12 Questions about Trauma-Informed-Care

Relias

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a crucial piece of the behavioral health landscape. It’s a framework that puts the person at the center of care and allows their needs to drive the approach to care. In true TIC, the practitioner will ask “What happened to you?” rather than “What’s wrong with you.”

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International Conference for Social Work Students

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Military Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. Conference – Social Work as a Human Rights Profession. 9-10 December, 2022.

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NCCPR news and commentary round-up, week ending June 28, 2022

NCCPR Child Welfare Blog

We were 9 years old and we were speaking our language.” … From 1857 to 1932, thousands of Pacific Northwest children passed through a federally mandated school at Tulalip, about 30 miles north of Seattle, where students lived under a strict military regimen. single mother dies in a car crash. Her own mother, who has been part of her grandson’s life since his birth, steps forward to take custody. Normally it wouldn’t even be an issue. But in this case the child is in foster care.

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How do we know when posttraumatic stress disorder is getting better?

Society of Clinical Psychology

Dr Tracey Varker is a Senior Research Fellow at Phoenix Australia and has over 15 years’ experience in posttraumatic mental health, working with emergency services and military personnel, traumatic injury patients, and survivors of natural disasters.

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Getting Better Outcomes from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

Society of Clinical Psychology

Olivia’s work at Phoenix Australia involves informing mental health professionals about the unique experiences of military and veteran populations and synthesising best-practice research for the treatment of mental health conditions resulting from trauma.

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News Items – October 14, 2021

Social Workers Speak

A lack of communication about the rules, or payments being even one penny off, are among the reasons thousands of social workers, teachers, military members, and government employees say they were rejected for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Atiya Nathan is a member: Military spouses with certifications face employment barriers when their families are relocated. Elijah Nealy was a member: Elijah Nealy Obituary. The New York Times. Elijah C.

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IASSW Statement on the Ukraine

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

In keeping with this tradition, IASSW condemns the current attack on Ukraine and the needless loss of life, destruction to housing and other built infrastructures, and cost to the environment, caused through the contribution that discharging military ordnance. IASSW Statement on the Ukraine.

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Solidarity and Support with Ukrainian Social Work Educators from the Schools of Social Work

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Due to military attacks from the ground and air, over 15 million people have already been forced to leave their homes and have become internally displaced or refugees in other countries.

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Realm of the Dead - Using Art in Social Work Education and Practice

Michigan Social Work

The audience also will revive the turmoil caused by his father's sexual molestation, the domestic violence during Brazil's military dictatorship and Pinto's arrival, at 21, as an undocumented immigrant in New York City in 1987 and the challenges he faced as a gender nonconforming gay man. "I

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Isolation and grief: The need for affirmation and connection

Hospice Social Work

Following the day we spent together, I returned to my military duties. My recent experience with grief and isolation has helped me grasp how important it is for us to reach out to the family members of our patients with affirmation and willingness to connect with them in their pain.

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News Items – December 1, 2022

Social Workers Speak

The number of social workers continued to rise at the close of World War II to serve military veterans. Ken Page is a member of NASW-NYS: What Is The Ambivalent Attachment Style? Therapists Explain. Mind Body Green. As relationship therapist Ken Page, LCSW , explains, with an ambivalent resistant attachment style, children become upset and/or emotional when their caregiver isn’t present, including feeling intense anger or anxiety.