Social Work Programs

May 18, 2011

Social Work Jobs With Veterans

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social work jobs veterans The veteran population is one group of people social workers often work with, often due to the high numbers of mental health and substance abuse difficulties facing veterans today. Federal social work positions are very common within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. These social workers provide a wide variety of services, from substance abuse treatment to running groups for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to administering counseling services to married couples who have been directly affected by combat.

Social workers also can work with homeless veterans, veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or veterans in physical rehabilitation. With the increasing numbers of veterans recently experiencing deployment and combat, the need for people interested in working with veterans has increased as well. New issues are emerging often, such as issues surrounding women in the military and families who have both parents deployed simultaneously. (more…)

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