Many military personnel may experience significant combat reactions or trauma as a result of their combat experiences. Many times they feel alone and only those who have experienced combat understand their reactions. However, not all military personnel experience trauma as a result of their combat experiences or duty. As a helping professional, it is important to consider why some active duty military personnel and veterans experience trauma more than others. For this Discussion, review your resources.
Post a description of two types of trauma that combat veterans may experience that you may not have previously considered, and explain why it stands out to you. Explain why some combat veterans are more affected by trauma than others. (2 to 3 pages only)
Be sure to support your responses with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.
Dick, G. (2014). Social work practice with veterans. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
Chapter 2, “A Brief History of America’s Wars” (pp. 15-34)
Chapter 4, “The Role of the Social Worker” (pp. 47-60)
Rubin, A., Weiss, E.L., & Coll, J.E. (2013). Handbook of military social work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Introduction (pp. xxiii-xxxi)
Chapter 1, “A Brief History of Social Work with the Military and Veterans” (pp. 3-20)
Pryce, J. G., Pryce, D. H., & Shakelford, K. K. (2012). The costs of courage: Combat stress, warriors, and family survival. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.
The costs of courage: Combat stress, warriors, and family survival (1st Ed.), by Pryce, J.G., Pryce, Col. D.H. & Shakleford, K.K. Copyright 2012 by Lyceum Books, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Lyceum Books, Inc., via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Chapter 1, “War and Its By-Products” (pp. 3–15)
Wellen, R. (2012, July 10). What vets are not talking about when they’re not talking about their war experiences. Foreign Policy in Focus. Retrieved from https://fpif.org/what_vets_are_not_talking_about_when_theyre_not_talking_about_their_war_experiences/
Wood, M. D., Britt, T. W., Wright, K. M., Thomas, J. L., & Bliese, P. D. (2012). Benefit finding at war: A matter of time. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25(3), 307–314.