Discussion 1: bright futures-6411-wk11-1 | SOCW 6411 – Social Work in Trauma, Crisis, and Stress With Military Personnel | Walden University

Review this week’s resources, including the media on the military veterans on whom you focused throughout this course. Revisit their stories and consider their successes related to their trauma and traumatic reactions. What inspired you about their stories? If you know an active duty military personnel or veteran who inspired you, you may share this example in lieu of the media. For this Discussion, select one veteran that has inspired you.

Post( 2 to 3 pages) the identity of the veteran that you selected. Explain what inspired you about his or her story and his or her success in addressing their traumatic reactions. As a social worker, explain how this story can help to ignite your passion in working with active duty military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Be sure to support your post with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.


Required Readings

Dick, G. (2014). Social work practice with veterans. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
Chapter 16, “War Casualties: When a Service Member Dies” (pp. 261-274)

Rubin, A., Weiss, E.L., & Coll, J.E. (2013). Handbook of military social work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.
Chapter 22, “Grief, Loss, and Bereavement in Military Families” (pp. 383-408)

Hire Heros USA. (2014). Success stories. Retrieved from https://www.hireheroesusa.org/category/success-stories/

Make The Connection. (2018). The effects of Traumatic brain injury. Retrieved from https://maketheconnection.net/conditions/traumatic-brain-injury 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2017). Veteran’s success stories. Retrieved from https://www.va.gov/homeless/successstories/veterans.asp 

Wounded Warrior Project. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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