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Social Work students and alumni respond in record numbers to veterans’ needs through internships and careers

Social Work students and alumni respond in record numbers to veterans’ needs through internships and careers

Social workers go where the need is, and their battlefield is large. With military involvement today in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya there is no greater need than working with veterans and their numerous issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairment, chronic pain, substance abuse, disabilities, homelessness,…   » Continue Reading

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

Brian Baldwin, a retired army officer and project manager for the Texas Combat PTSD Risk Project, knows first-hand the consequences of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Michael Telch is the principal investigator of the Texas Combat PTSD Risk Project, a study that seeks to determine factors that predispose service members to PTSD. The study examines…   » Continue Reading

Hoping to save lives, researchers seek new methods to stop bombs before they explode

Hoping to save lives, researchers seek new methods to stop bombs before they explode

VIDEO Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been a devastating weapon against United States armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. There have been more than 81,000 IED attacks in Iraq, which have accounted for about two-thirds of the American combat deaths. They have caused an even higher percentage of wounds. For Iraqis, IEDs have caused an…   » Continue Reading