Monday is the first day of a terrific week! I’m excited to share with you some of my latest news & notes.
I have an interesting new chapter in an anthology from Oxford University Press on justice-involved veterans. In recent years, programs have been developed to keep war Veterans with mental health problems from being put in jail or prison. The programs aim to assist Veterans who become involved in the justice system to get treatment for mental health problems that may exist. This includes the numbers of Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
We hear a lot these days about stress and when we do, the conversation often focuses on avoiding it or managing it. What if that isn’t actually useful? My latest blog for Social Work Helper focuses on my favorite topic – mental fitness training.
Have you still not read Bulletproofing the Psyche? Check out this interview with Military Network Radio to learn why it is worth picking up.
Just released and brand new, I have a chapter in a new anthology on the veteran experience focused on elderly and aging veterans. You can find it from Praeger Publishing.
And my biggest news is that my latest writing project is headed to the publisher soon. You’ll be able to read Invisible Veterans: What Happens When Military Women Become Civilian Again in 2019! The very word veteran calls to mind the image of a man. Yet there are currently over 1.6 million women veterans in the United States. Many of these women served in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their participation throughout the spectrum of military operations, including in combat, is a first in our nation’s history. We’ve heard a small number of their war stories and the debate about combat integration and registering for the draft has riveted Sunday morning talk show hosts. However, their unique experiences reintegrating into society after military service have yet to be recorded, examined, and told.