Taking Back Your Life: Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Taking Back Your Life: Transition from Military to Civilian Life

by Thomas E. Whittingslow


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RE-ENTRY: Taking Back Your Life is a practical guide to help veterans with war-related traumas to take the first step in making the transition from military to civilian life. It highlights the true stories of nine veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, brain injuries and physical and psychological problems, and the steps they took to become outstanding students and important community assets.
The book is written for two audiences: veterans, with or without PTSD or traumatic brain injuries, struggling to adapt to their new life, and the families, therapists and loved ones who are trying to help them. The interviewees include stories of those who have served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and a World War II prisoner of war.
It presents the contextual background of war-related traumas and other adjustment issues that occur in the process of returning to normal life. In some instances, the process of overcoming seemingly unsurmountable obstacles can transform an individual into something beyond that person's imagination and they become extraordinary local, or global leaders. A similar phenomena to the "Crucible Experience," described by Warren Bennis, a global authority on how to become a leader.
RE-ENTRY also provides useful information about a relatively new program called "Veterans Court," where former service men and women, who have been charged with misdemeanors, or even felonies, can avoid prosecution by entering a Veterans' Court program instead of the traditional judicial process. It also gives insights into veterans' employment opportunities and obstacles, told by those who actually do the hiring.
Each chapter has been reviewed with the wisdom and expeirence of contributing writer, George Gafner, L.C.S.W who has personally treated or supervised the treatment of more than 10,000 veterans with psychological and emotional issues during his 30 year career with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979629584
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,223,020
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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