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The typical wounded soldier must complete and file twenty-two forms following an active-duty injury. To many soldiers and their families coping with the shock and reality of the injuries, figuring out what to do next-even completing tasks as seemingly easy as submitting paperwork-can be overwhelming and confusing.
Written with these men and women in mind, The Wounded Warrior Handbook provides our injured heroes and their families with quick, straightforward answers to the questions they suddenly face and guides them through the deluge of processes, procedures, and policies they must adhere to in order to receive the care they deserve and need.
Comprehensive and easy to use, The Wounded Warrior Handbook compiles information regarding medical treatment, rehabilitation, counseling, support, and transition, including:
Symptoms, treatment options, and information resources of common injuries
Programs to help families reach and care for their injured soldiers
Definitions of the seven classifications of "casualty" and the notification process for next of kin
Documents family members should carry when traveling to see their loved ones
Challenges of reintegrating into everyday life, and tips and resources for succeeding
Guidance for finding a job that matches an injured soldier's physical abilities and skills
Organizations offering advocacy and legal assistance
Locations of Veterans Affairs hospitals, medical centers, and clinics
Whether you work with members of the military or support a community that does, you can help our embattled men and women make the transition from active duty to postwar domestic life with this time-saving and life-restoring book.
About the Author
Janelle Hill is the President and lead consultant of PBS Marketing/Federal Concierge LLC., a consulting provider supporting a variety of project and program needs to businesses, contractors, and the federal government. She is an Alumna of the National Defense University and a United States Marine Corps Volunteer.
Barry McCaffrey, who wrote the foreword, served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. At retirement, he was the most highly decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours, two Distinguished Service Cross awards, the nation's second highest award for valor, and two Silver Star awards for valor.
Table of Contents
Foreword General Barry McCaffrey ix
Chapter 1 Introduction: Pre-Battlefield Injury to Recovery 1
Chapter 2 Medical Issues: Things to Know 7
Chapter 3 From the First Day 41
Chapter 4 Support 83
Chapter 5 Recovery and Transition 91
Chapter 6 Benefits, Taxes, and Legal Issues 151
Chapter 7 The DoD and the VA 177
Chapter 8 Success Stories 207
Chapter 9 Handling Bereavement 223
Chapter 10 Resources 243
About the Authors 315
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