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SWKS 6500 Military Social Work

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Class Readings

Mattocks, K. M., et al. (2012). Women at war: Understanding how women veterans cope with combat and military sexual trauma.  Social Science & Medicine, 74, 537-545.

Burk, J. & Espinoza, E. (2012).  Race relations within the US military.  Annual Review of Sociology, 38, 401-422 
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Beckerman, N. (2012). Ethical Challenges when working with the military. In Beder, J. (Ed.). Advances in social work practice with the military (pp. 267-277). New York, NY: Routledge. 
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Bride, B. & Figley, C. R. (2009). Secondary trauma and military veteran caregivers.  Smith College Studies in Social Work, 79, 314-329.
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Mittal, D. D. et al. (2013). Stigma associated with PTSD: Perceptions of treatment seeking combat veterans.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 86-92 

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Bush, N. et al. (2013). Suicides and suicide attempts in the U.S. military 2008-2010.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43, 262-273.
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Jensen, R. (2013). Military suicidality and principles to consider in prevention.  In Scurfield, R. M. & Platoni, K. T. (Ed.), War trauma and its wake: Expanding the circle of healing (pp. 156-171).  New York, NY: Routledge.
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Hamilton, A. B. Poza & Ines Washington, D. L. (2011). Homelessness and trauma go hand in hand. Pathways to homelessness among women veterans.  Women's Health Issues, 21, 203-209  

Demers, A. (2011). When veterans return: The role of community in reintegration. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16,  160-179. 
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Week 4:
Hall, J. C. (2009). Utilizing social support to conserve the fighting strength: Important considerations for military social workers.  Smith College Studies in Social Work, 79, 335-343

Week 5:
LaMorie, J. H. (2012). Operation Iraqi freedom: Exploring wartime death and bereavement. In Beder, J. (Ed.), Advances in social work practice with the military (pp. 180-198). New York, NY: Routledge.
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Cohen, J. A. et al. (2009). Military children: The sometimes orphans of war. In Freeman, S.M., Moore, B. A. & Freeman, A. (Ed.), Living and surviving in harm's way: A psychological treatment handbook for pre- and post-deployment of military personnel( pp. 395-416).  New York, NY:  Routledge.
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Recommended Databases

Use the below databases to locate inform about social work with military and veterans.