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"This is an important book for anyone interested in providing care for our recent veterans and their loved ones. It provides a sophisticated, thoughtful orientation for non- military clinicians. The discussion of Military Cultural and Diversity is especially comprehensive and brings together concepts that clinicians need to understand if they are to provide the best possible treatment for our military and their families. I highly recommend it!"
—Judith Broder, M.D., Founder/Director The Soldiers Project
"This text is a vital work for social work students as well as practitioners who are or plan to be engaged with veterans and their families. The chapters' authors represent a "who's who" of leading researchers and practitioners as they delve into "the wide range of challenges, strengths, and interventions that social works need to learn about...." The text is also built around the CSWE's 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards while reflecting an evidence-based approach to practice. All social workers should become familiar with this important work. Rubin, Weiss, and Coll call us to stand firmly by our professional and civic responsibilities to these warriors and their families. To do otherwise would be the social work profession's shame."
—Ira C. Colby, DSW, LCSW, Dean and Professor of Social Work, University of Houston
"Wow, this is an extremely comprehensive and easy to read handbook regarding all aspects of military social work. The authors and editors have done a fantastic job of covering military life from the perspective of the serving members, veterans and their families. This handbook will be of use to students through to experienced practitioners."
—Nicola T. Fear, Ph.D, Reader in Epidemiology, King’s Centre For Military Health Research, King's College, London
"The editors of this handbook have literally written to meet EPAS Core Competencies of the field of social work. The twenty-six chapters provide a comprehensive guide to understanding and helping within the military culture. This book fills a void in military social work and will become one of the most referenced handbooks of its kind."
—Prof. Charles R. Figley, Ph.D., The Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University and School of Social Work Professor and Associate Dean for Research
"This text is a comprehensive and invaluable resource. It has relevance for all health professionals helping services members and families impacting by recent military operations."
—Col Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CO, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist and Mental Health Advisor to Surgeon General of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
"An excellent text that offers a lot of valuable information to social work students or professionals (especially non-veterans), who want to serve this population. Service members are a unique population because of their experience in war and the dramatic impact that can have on them and their families. An understanding of this culture is essential in order to provide them the services they need to reintegrate successfully."
—Stephen Peck, MSW, USMC, Vietnam Veteran, President/CEO, United States Veterans Initiative
"This book is a superb collection that will inform, educate, and inspire both social work students and practitioners in their commitment to provide the very best services to service members and their families. The challenges facing military personnel and their families are daunting. This volume meets a critical need in the preparation of practitioners who will meet those needs in the target population. I endorse it most highly."
—Julia M. Watkins, Ph.D., Executive Director Emerita, Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA