Supporting a loved one in the military is truly a duty of its own. It is even more so if the military personnel suffers from trauma related to their military experiences. As a helping professional taking this course, it is likely you have studied suicide, motivations for suicide, ideations, assessments, and interventions. Think about what the family of an active duty military personnel or a veteran might face if their loved one becomes suicidal. How does the family react? What recourse does a family have? Could it be different for active duty personnel versus a veteran? For this Assignment, review this week’s resources.
The Assignment (1 to 3 page):
Note:To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in theCourse Materialssection of your Syllabus.
Dick, G. (2014). Social work practice with veterans. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press.
Chapter 12, “Veterans and Suicide” (pp. 187-204)
Rubin, A., Weiss, E.L., & Coll, J.E. (2013). Handbook of military social work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.
Chapter 14, “Suicide in the Military” (pp. 225-244)
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 5, “Suicide and the Warrior”
Harmon, L. M., Cooper, R. L., Nugent, W. R., & Butcher, J. J. (2016). A review of the effectiveness of military suicide prevention programs in reducing rates of military suicides. Journal Of Human Behavior In The Social Environment, 26(1), 15-24.
Blosnich, J. R., Brown, G. R., Shipherd, J. C., Kauth, M., Piegari, R., & Bossarte, R. M. (2013). Prevalence of gender identity disorder and suicide risk among transgender veterans utilizing veterans health administration care. Journal of Public Health, 103(10), 27–32.
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