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.

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, 17(1), 53–58. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2011.09.004

Jones, A. D. (2012). Intimate partner violence in military couples: A review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17(2), 147–157. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2011.12.00

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. Journal of Family Violence, 28(3), 225–231. doi:10.1007/s10896-013-9496-y

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, 50(1), 77–86. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.012

Stander, V. A., & Thomsen, C. J. (2016). Sexual harassment and assault in the U.S. military: A review of policy and research trends. Military Medicine,181(1S), 20–27. doi:10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00336

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