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Crisis in the American Heartland -- Coming Home: Challenges of Returning Veterans (Volume 2)
     

Crisis in the American Heartland -- Coming Home: Challenges of Returning Veterans (Volume 2)

by George W. Doherty
 

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Veterans in rural communities face unique challenges, who will step up to help?

Beginning with a brief scenario of a more gentle view of rural life, the book moves through learned information about families, children, and our returning National Guard and Reserve civilian military members. Return experiences will necessarily be different in rural and frontier

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Veterans in rural communities face unique challenges, who will step up to help?

Beginning with a brief scenario of a more gentle view of rural life, the book moves through learned information about families, children, and our returning National Guard and Reserve civilian military members. Return experiences will necessarily be different in rural and frontier settings than they are in suburban and urban environments. Our rural and frontier areas, especially in Western states with more isolated communities, less developed communication and limited access to medical, psychological and social services remain an important concern. This book helps provide some informed direction in working toward improving these as a general guide for mental health professionals working with Guard and Reserve members and families in rural/frontier settings. An appendix provides an in-depth list of online references for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Specific areas of concern include:
* Morale, deployment abroad, and stress factors
* Effects of terrorism on children and families at home
* Understanding survivor guilt
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide
* Preventing secondary traumatization
* Resiliency among refugee populations and military families
* Adjustment and re-integration following the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
* Vicarious trauma and its effects on children and adults
* How rural and remote communities differ from more urban ones following war experiences in readjusting military members
* Characteristics important in therapists/counselors working with returning military

Doherty's second volume in this new series Crisis in the American Heartland explores these and many other issues. Each volume available in trade paper, hardcover, and eBook formats.

Learn more at www.RMRInstitute.org

PSY022040 Psychology : Psychopathology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SOC040000 Social Science : Disasters & Disaster Relief
HIS027170 Military - Iraq War (2003-)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016243481
Publisher:
Rocky Mountain DMH Institute Press
Publication date:
03/17/2013
Series:
Crisis in the American Heartland , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
978,534
File size:
811 KB

Meet the Author

George Doherty resides in Laramie, WY where he founded the Rocky Mountain
Region Disaster Mental Health Institute, Inc. He is currently employed as the
President/CEO of this organization and also serves as Clinical Coordinator of the
Snowy Range Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

He has been involved with disaster relief since 1995, serving as a Disaster Mental
Health Specialist with such incidents as the UP train wreck in Laramie, Hurricane
Fran in North Carolina, the Cincinnati floods in Falmouth, KY and Tropical Storm
Allison in Southeast Texas. He served as Supervisor for Disaster Mental Health for
flash floods in Ft. Collins, and spent a month as the Red Cross Disaster Mental
Health Coordinator for western Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane George.
He has also published numerous articles in disaster mental health and traumatic
stress publications and served as Guest Editor for two Special Editions of the
journal Traumatology (1999 & 2004).

He served as an officer in the US Air Force and was an OTS instructor, squadron
commander and other positions. Additionally, he served 11 years involved in Air
Search & Rescue with Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force Auxiliary) in WY as Squadron
Commander, Deputy Wing Commander, Air Operations Officer, and Master
Observer. He is a Certified Instructor with the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards
and Training (POST).

He has extensive experience conducting CISM debriefings with first responders
and others and is a member of a national crisis care network, providing assistance
to companies and other organizations following critical incidents involving sudden
deaths and similar traumatic events.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and has been an
adjunct instructor for a number of colleges, including Northern Nevada Community
College and the University of Wyoming. Organizational memberships
include the American Counseling Association, Voting Associate Member of the
American Psychological Association, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic
Stress (AETS), Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS), Traumatic
Incident Reduction Association (TIRA), Certificate of Specialized Training in the
field of Mass Disaster and Terrorism,

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