Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy With Military Families Psychosocial Stress

Families under fire fills these gaps with real-world examples, concise prose, clear, and nuts-and-bolts approaches for working with military families utilizing a systems-based practice that is effective regardless of branch of service or the practitioner’s therapeutic preference. Any civilian mental-health practitioner who wants to understand the diverse needs of military personnel, their spouses, and their families will rely on this indispensable guidebook for years to come.

As provider networks on military bases are overwhelmed with new cases, civilian clinicians are increasingly likely to treat military families. However, these clinicians do not receive the same military mental-healthcare training as providers on military installations, adding strain to clinicians’ workloads and creating gaps in levels of treatment.


Counseling Military Families

How does the military really work? what issues are constants for military families, and what special stresses do they face? Counseling Military Families provides the best available overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues. Chapters focus on vital issues such as the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children, and present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families.

Routledge. Counseling military families provides clinicians with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of families in transition, including those who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who may be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time.

Social Work with Military Populations Advancing Core Competencies

Social workers with prior knowledge of the military and those who are new to the culture and lifestyle will find Social Work with Military Populations an invaluable resource for working with military members, veterans, their families, and their communities. A user-friendly approach to practicing social work with military members, veterans, their families, and their communities—complete with case examples from practitioners who have worked extensively with military populations.

Routledge. Designed specifically with these populations in mind, the book helps readers learn and apply existing research-based and emerging material about assessment and intervention as they engage with realistic military social work case and community scenarios in every chapter. Significant attention is focused on helping readers understand military culture, the important/unique roles that social workers play within the military, and the ethical challenges often faced by practitioners in this field.

Chapters highlight specific areas of military social work knowledge ranging from assessing suicide, family maltreatment, substance abuse, injuries, and trauma responses to community practice and helping members and families deal with military deployments, and much more.

Heroes at Home, 3rd ed.: Help And Hope For America's Military Families

Inspiration for active -duty military and Their Hometown HeroesThis encouraging book is more than just a helpful guide for families on active duty. Clarke, Usaf. Her sage advice and witty humor give families some sense of comfort when military life seems chaotic. Routledge. As the wife of an air force pilot and the mom of five kids, Ellie has an inside perspective on how to cope with frequent moves, be ready for imminent deployment, and stay in touch over long distances.

Ellie offers today's generation of families the encouragement they need as they encounter the challenges military families face, National Guard, whether they're Reserves, or full-time active duty. Ellie is "bent on ensuring our military members and families are thanked, loved, and know they are serving with support" Command Chief Master Sergeant Vance M.


Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior: Navigating The Transition From Combat To Home--Including Combat Stress, Ptsd, And Mtbi

Once a warrior―always a warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, partner, and their spouse, or family members. Hoge, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior―Always a Warrior, MD, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone.

Routledge. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, other physiological reactions to war, PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder, mTBI mild traumatic brain injury, and their treatment options. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home.

In clear practical language, Dr. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition―“LANDNAV” for the home front.

Handbook of Counseling Military Couples Routledge Series on Family Therapy and Counseling

Handbook of counseling military Couples includes a clear, thorough introduction to military culture and to couple relationships in the military. But more than that, it provides readers with expert analyses of the special types of issues that come up for military couples and shows clinicians how to address them productively.

The military imposes unique and often severe challenges to couples, which clinicians – particularly the growing numbers of civilian clinicians who see military couples – often struggle to address. These problems are only compounded by misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to be part of a specific branch of the military and part of the military as a whole.

In the chapters, and how are those different from those of civilians? what is the state of marriage and divorce in each of the branches and within the military in general? For a particular treatment modality, readers will find the answers to questions such as how are military couples’ rights different from those of civilians? What attitudes and beliefs about relationships might military members bring to a session, how does research in with military members compare to that of civilians? When should particular treatment strategies be used, and why – and how? Routledge.


On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

The result is a work certain to be relevant and important for decades to come. The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. Dave grossman's thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young. Upon its initial publication, of how killing affects soldiers, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Back Bay Books. Col. Now, school shootings, grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, suicide bombings, recent trends in crime, and more. Routledge. And contemporary civilian society, and, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, particularly the media, according to Lt.


Program Evaluation: An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach

Program evaluation, 6th edition helps readers learn how to evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. This edition's up-to-date coverage includes a greater number of references to current literature, developing, emphasizing that consulting the literature is an important step in recognizing, and evaluating evidence-based practice or research-informed practice.

. Back Bay Books. The book's clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the its hands-on and applied focus, will guide readers on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. Cengage Learning. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, readers will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others.


Strengthening Family Resilience, Third Edition

Chapter on assessment tools and strategies. Routledge. The book features practice principles, and guidelines, tools, as well as programmatic applications. The guilford Press. Back Bay Books. Case illustrations demonstrate Walsh's collaborative approach with diverse families facing a wide range of crisis situations and chronic multistress challenges.

New to this edition *Incorporates the latest practice advances and resilience research. Cengage Learning. In this widely used course text and practitioner resource, Froma Walsh provides a state-of-the-art framework for understanding resilience in families and how to foster it. Illuminating the complex interplay of biopsychosocial influences in risk and resilience, she identifies key transactional processes that enable struggling families to grow stronger and more resourceful.

Expanded coverage of war-related and collective trauma. Chapter on disruptive transitions across the family life cycle.

Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment DSM-5 Update

The guilford Press. Cengage Learning. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, this book is a hands-on resource for front-line clinicians, those in private practice, and graduate students of public mental health Routledge. Thoroughly updated with dsm-5 content throughout, Principles of Trauma Therapy, Second Edition: DSM-5 Update is both comprehensive in scope and highly practical in application.

This popular text provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, affect regulation, mindfulness, relational, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the "real world" treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Back Bay Books.

Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals

Routledge. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes. The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice.

In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice. A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability.

Back Bay Books. This timely reference incorporates a strengths perspective, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, foundation program managers, agency administrators, result-oriented, and identifying funding sources This grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, with insights from experienced grant writers, providing: An inside look at the grant writing and evaluation processes, and grant reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, and client-centered perspective.

The guilford Press. Cengage Learning.