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Researching Social Services for Veterans

Veterans are a unique population with unique issues. Many suffer from disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. Because of these issues social workers are a very important resource for veterans. If you’re a social work student you may have to research veterans and understand what information is out there. Luckily, the Dewey Library has plenty of resources on veterans. You can find the following at Dewey:

Baker, Rodney & Pickren Wade. Psychology and the Department of Veterans Affairs :a historical analysis of training, research, practice, and advocacy. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2007.
Dewey Library / RA 790.6 B35 2007

Foy, David. Treating PTSD :cognitive-behavioral strategies. New York : Guilford Press, c1992.
Dewey Library / RC 552 P67 T765 1992

Friedman, Matthew. Post traumatic stress disorder : the latest assessment and treatment strategies. Kansas City, MO : Compact Clinicals, 2001, c2000.
Dewey Library RC 552 P67 F75 2001

Glantz, Aaron. The war comes home : Washington’s battle against America’s veterans. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Dewey Library / UB 357 G56 2009

Schwartz, Harvey. Psychotherapy of the combat veteran. New York : SP Medical & Scientific Books, c1984.
Dewey Library / RC 550 P78 1984

Scott, Michael & Stradling Stephen. Counselling for post-traumatic stress disorder. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2006.
Dewey Library / RC 552 P67 S35 2006

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs also has a lot of information on veterans and veteran services. RAND and the Invisible Wounds of War study offers information on veterans and the cognitive impact of war. Also check out the National Center for PTSD for more information on veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

If you need help researching information on veterans please contact our bibliographer for social welfare, Elaine Bergman. She can be reached by email at ebergman@uamail.albany.edu, or by calling 442-3695.

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