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When the warrior returns : making the transition at home

Author: Nathan D Ainspan; Walter Penk
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2012.
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Over two million soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have been deployed in recent conflicts. This book addresses the practical and psychological needs of the families of transitioning service members and provides a list of key resources. It provides answers to questions about the post-deployment transition process, how it affects families, and how family members can help their service members and themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan D Ainspan; Walter Penk
ISBN: 9781612510903 1612510906 9781612510910 1612510914
OCLC Number: 785079515
Description: xxviii, 291 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The warrior's family --
The immediate post-deployment period: deployments are hard, but homecoming can be even harder --
Life after military service: what you need to know and do to succeed as a veteran family --
Family and friends as care providers for disabled service members --
Emotions and their impact on families --
The effects of repeated deployments on warriors and families --
Building resilience in the military family during and following deployment --
Suicide and suicide prevention --
Self-medication and drug abuse --
Got kids? Parenting tips for when your warrior returns from deployment --
Children of injured military parents --
Children's reactions to deployment, reintegration, and injuries by age groups, with --
Recommendations on how to help them --
Family assistance for service members seeking employment or education --
Sex and intimacy after combat --
Female warriors --
Families of National Guard and Reserve service members --
Unmarried partners and blended families --
Appendix --
List of contributors --
Index --
Illustrations and tables --
Figures --
U.S. Army active duty suicide rates, as of November 2011: convincing evidence of the effect of multiple deployments on suicide rates, which have more than doubled from peace-time levels, rising from 9.6/100,000 in 2004 to a projected 24.6/100,000 in 2011 --
Ace program card --
Suicide prevention risk factor assessment card --
The toll that multiple deployments take on service members --
The impact of arousal and anxiety on information processing efficiency and memory --
Tables --
Ways families can improve deployment resilience --
Reframing common clinical symptoms associated with depression, stress injuries, and TBI --
Drug abuse warning signs --
Comparison of academic experiences in the military and civilian environments --
Continuum of startle responses: the effects of traumatic disruption on information processing.
Responsibility: edited by Nathan D. Ainspan and Walter E. Penk ; foreword by Patty Shinseki.

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Over two million soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have been deployed in recent conflicts. This book addresses the practical and psychological needs of the families of transitioning service members and provides a list of key resources. It provides answers to questions about the post-deployment transition process, how it affects families, and how family members can help their service members and themselves navigate the transition successfully as a family.

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