Military Veteran Reintegration: Approach, Management, and Assessment of Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life offers a toolkit for researchers and practitioners on best practices for easing the reintegration of military veterans returning to civilian society. It lays out how transition occurs, identifies factors that promote or impede transition, and operationalizes outcomes associated with transition success. Bringing together experts from around the world to address the most important aspects of military transition, the book looks at what has been shown to work and what has not, while also offering a roadmap for best-results moving forward.
- Contains evidence-based interventions for military veteran-to-civilian transition
- Features international experts from North America, Europe and Asia
- Includes how to measure transition outcomes
- Outlines recovery programs for the injured and sick
- Identifies factors that promote or impede successful transition
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1. Introduction to military-to-civilian life transition 2. Definition of a veteran: the military viewed as a culture 3. Military-to-civilian transition theories and frameworks 4. Military-to-civilian transition policies, processes, and program efforts 5. Self-assessment of need for assistance with military-to-civilian transition 6. Challenging missions: vulnerable veterans leaving the armed forces and promising avenues to support them 7. Development of a Medical Release Transition Framework 8. Disability and compensation principles in military-to-civilian transition support 9. The transition of military veterans from active service to civilian life: impact of transition on families and the role of the family, support, and recognition 10. Public support for veterans leaving the Armed Forces 11. Essential components for a successful military-to-civilian transition
Assistant professor, USC School of Social Work. Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families. 33 years in the US Army, having obtained the rank of colonel. Chair of a NATO research group on military veteran transitions, a Fulbright Scholar, and editor of Military Behavioral Health. Author of Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat and Deployment Psychology
Research psychologist and director of the Personnel and Family Support Research section at Defense Research and Development Canada