When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home

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The American military is currently experiencing its largest demobilization in history. Nearly two million soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have been deployed in the recent conflict and most will be coming home. Every family will be concerned about their warrior, why his behavior may have changed so dramatically, and what they can do to help her make the transition to the next phase or her life. Unlike service members who live with their colleagues in arms and remain connected to them after their time in ...
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Overview


The American military is currently experiencing its largest demobilization in history. Nearly two million soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have been deployed in the recent conflict and most will be coming home. Every family will be concerned about their warrior, why his behavior may have changed so dramatically, and what they can do to help her make the transition to the next phase or her life. Unlike service members who live with their colleagues in arms and remain connected to them after their time in service, many family members do not have these kinds of connections nor do they have access or knowledge of the resources that can help them understand and cope with all the changes. The bureaucratic hurdles and paperwork may feel overwhelming for family members and they may not be aware of all of the benefits they have earned. The deployment can also have an enormous psychological impact on the service member and on the family members in ways that they may not even be aware. And when service members are wounded or disabled during the conflict it will frequently fall to the family members to bear the additional responsibilities of caring for the service member and providing rehabilitation.

The American military is currently experiencing its largest demobilization in history. Nearly two million soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have been deployed in the recent conflict and most will be coming home. Every family will be concerned about their warrior, why his behavior may have changed so dramatically, and what they can do to help her make the transition to the next phase or her life. Unlike service members who live with their colleagues in arms and remain connected to them after their time in service, many family members do not have these kinds of connections nor do they have access or knowledge of the resources that can help them understand and cope with all the changes. The bureaucratic hurdles and paperwork may feel overwhelming for family members and they may not be aware of all of the benefits they have earned. The deployment can also have an enormous psychological impact on the service member and on the family members in ways that they may not even be aware. And when service members are wounded or disabled during the conflict it will frequently fall to the family members to bear the additional responsibilities of caring for the service member and providing rehabilitation.

The book begins with a series of chapters that describes the current situation for the family of service members. These chapters answer questions about how deployment impacts the family of the warrior and what happens (and what emotions occur) during and immediately after the warrior returns home and how families can best cope, survive, and thrive. With multiple deployments becoming more common another early chapter addresses the impact of multiple deployments on the family. Since resilient family members are better able to cope with the reintegration another chapter describes how families can build their resiliency. Suicide has become a big problem in the military (more service members dying by suicide than dying on the battle field) so another chapter describes why they commit suicide and provides guidance on how family members can prevent it from happening. Drug and alcohol abuse are also rampant among service members so the book provides guidance on warning signs and ways to help the family member. Other chapters provide parenting tips. The needs of blended families, engaged couples, single warriors and other non-traditional families are also addressed. Other chapters offer advice on how to help the service member look for a job, go back to school or start college, and how to rekindle a couple's intimacy and sex after deployment. The special needs of female warriors and their spouses and family members of Reservists and Guard members are also addressed. The needs of disabled and injured service members (and the impact on family members) are also addressed with guidance provided on how the family can cope and thrive with these new challenges.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Encompassing, lots of food for thought, covers a wide range of topics. This is a great handbook with many excellent resources, especially for those newer to the military lifestyle."

--Theresa D. Lupcho, Military Clinical Psychologist, Fort Benning, Georgia

"When the Warrior Returns is a unique, easy-to-use, comprehensive, and tightly edited resource for military family members--as well as an excellent single-source complementary text for health care professionals who need to garner additional skills and exclusive insights that might not otherwise be so readily attainable, detailed, or thorough. The book's collaborative and full spectrum of up-to-date topics, researched and authored by an array of experts--a well-done virtual 'E Pluribus Unum' approach--cannot be afforded justice by a single endorsement or review. This complete work will become a definitive 'Best Practices' foundation guide for all individuals in any relationships or positions who wish to render the utmost professional service and personal support to those who need it--and to those who deserve it--the most."

--Jon M. Corey, U.S. Army combat veteran, university professor, contributing editor, Leadership Moments: Turning Points That Changed Lives and Organizations

"When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home is an excellent overview of the issues and any warrior or family may face as the warrior returns home. The book is written in a straight forward and realistic manner addressing the challenges these families face including many practical tips and recommendations. I would strongly recommend this book to families and practitioners alike as it clearly outlines the challenges, makes realistic recommendations and provides numerous valuable resources. Should be a part of every military or VA practitioner's library."

--David L. Kennedy, LCSW, CAPT, MSC, USN (Ret.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612510903
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,459,800
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Nathan D. Ainspan has conducted research, written, and spoken extensively about the psychological issues impacting wounded and transitioning service members. His focus has been on improving civilian employment opportunities for returning service members and the positive impact that employment can have on service members with PTSD, TBI, and other injuries. He works with the U.S. Army as a senior personnel psychologist in Virginia. He lives in Arlington, VA.

Walter Penk has served as a Clinical and Research Psychologist at VA Medical Centers in Houston, Dallas, Boston, and Bedford, Massachusetts. He held clinical faculty appointments at medical schools: Southwestern, Tufts, Boston University, University of Massachusetts, Harvard, and now Texas A&M. His specializes in psychosocial rehabilitation and PTSD, having published 135 papers, and coauthor of Returning Wars' Wounded, Injured, and Ill and Treating PTSD Among Military Personnel. He lives in New Braunfels, TX.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables xi

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

List of Abbreviations xxvi

1 The Warrior's Family 1

2 The Immediate Post-Deployment Period: Deployments Are Hard, but Homecoming Can Be Even Harder 15

3 Life after Military Service: What You Need to Know and Do to Succeed as a Veteran Family 29

4 Family and Friends as Care Providers for Disabled Service Members 37

5 Emotions and Their Impact on Families 52

6 The Effects of Repeated Deployments on Warriors and Families 65

7 Building Resilience in the Military Family during and following Deployment 79

8 Suicide and Suicide Prevention 100

9 Self-Medication and Drug Abuse 112

10 Got Kids? Parenting Tips for When Your Warrior Returns from Deployment 131

11 Children of Injured Military Parents 139

12 Children's Reactions to Deployment, Reintegration, and Injuries by Age Groups, with Recommendations on How to Help Them 165

13 Family Assistance for Service Members Seeking Employment or Education 185

14 Sex and Intimacy after Combat 214

15 Female Warriors 229

16 Families of National Guard and Reserve Service Members 242

17 Unmarried Partners and Blended Families 253

Appendix: Resources for Your Family 259

List of Contributors 273

Index 279

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