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SWKS 6500 Military Social Work

Resources for military social work

This guide will assist you in locating resources on military social work topics.

Some resources are limited to UNCP faculty, staff, and students.

Finding the Readings

The article for class readings maybe found in the databases listed in red. 

Cut and paste the article title to a seasrch box in the database listed. All library databases are listed under Find a Database on the library's Homepage.

You may need to remove punctuation marks (colons, semicolons, and question marks) from article titles when searching in a database.

E-Reference Resources

The below electronic reference resources may have information about 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 

Week 3:
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.