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How could an agency do better, or what could be added to help a military client or his or her family? Throughout this course, you have examined many aspects of social work practice within a military setting. In addition, you have had the opportunity to explore multiple social service issues and agencies intended to address those issues.
In the Final Project, you describe a social work issue affecting military clients and identify organizational resources necessary to form a successful response.
The Assignment:
Select a particular mental health or social service issue studied in this course. Imagine you have been engaged to increase the success of a local community organization’s response to the needs of military clients and families related to your selected mental health or social service issue.
Write an 8- to 10-page paper in which you do the following:
Define the problem. Provide prevalence, incidence, and relevance to the military population as background information.
Describe evidence-based treatments (EBTs) identified for the problem or psychosocial or rehabilitation treatments. Provide information about the relevance of these approaches with a military population.
Identify agency resources that would be needed to address the problem and treat the military members and their families.
Identify training and education that would be needed for treatment providers. Provide a rationale for additional training and education.
Identify Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration, and community resources to assist treatment providers with referrals for additional services.
Required Readings
Klostermann, K., Mignone, T., Kelley, M. L., Musson, S., & Bohall, G. (2012). Intimate partner violence in the military: Treatment considerations. Aggression and Violent Behavior,
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Jones, A. D. (2012). Intimate partner violence in military couples: A review of the literature.
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Taft, C. T., Macdonald, A., Monson, C. M., Walling, S. M., Resick, P. A., & Murphy, C. M. (2013). “Strength at Home” group intervention for military populations engaging in intimate partner violence: Pilot findings.
u202fJournal of Family Violence,
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Barth, S. K., Kimerling, R. E., Pavao, J., McCutcheon, S. J., Batten, S. V., Dursa, E., … Schneiderman, A. I. (2016). Military sexual trauma among recent veterans: correlates of sexual assault and sexual harassment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine,
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Stander, V. A., & Thomsen, C. J. (2016). Sexual harassment and assault in the U.S. military: A review of policy and research trends.
u202fMilitary Medicine,181(1S), 20–27. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00336