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Reference Guide (August 2013)
Includes facts and figures on the common issues facing veterans and their families with an emphasis on Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans.
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Transition Manual (April 2012)
Many veterans struggle to make the transition from military service to their community. This manual, prepared by veterans for veterans, offers resources and tips on how to make the transition smoother.
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Veterans and Criminal Justice: A Review of the Literature (August 2011)
There is a growing prevalence of veterans entering our jails, state and federal prisons with criminal behavior stemming from service-related mental health issues. The Institute for Veteran Policy has reviewed a wealth of literature describing the emerging problem of veterans and criminality, the latest fallout of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and highlights the need for more comprehensive care and support for veterans and their families.
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Mental Health Needs among Iraq and Afghanistan Era Veterans (August 2011)
Mental illnesses of all types are on the rise in the military and in veteran communities. Veterans of the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) wars have been diagnosed with more PTS, depression, and substance abuse and have committed suicide more than veterans of prior wars. This paper outlines the myriad and complicated reasons why members of the military and veterans develop mental health issues.
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Report: Findings from Swords to Plowshares’ Veteran/Domestic Violence Roundtable (April 2011)
On April 5, 2011, 30 participants came together from domestic violence, criminal justice, military, and veteran communities to share resources and begin a true collaboration to address the issues of domestic violence within the military and veteran community. Coming together, we were able to highlight important obstacles to care and action items to address the issues of domestic violence.
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Bay Area Domestic Violence Screening Guide
This guide provides domestic violence organizations clear, concise, and effective information on how to identify veterans and veteran families within their organization, effective strategies for working with veteran families, military and veteran methodology and the understanding of veteran issues, as well as resources for veteran- specific services when they may fit in with their current treatment plans.
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Bay Area Veteran Domestic Violence Resource Directory
This is an accompaniment to the Screening Guide and provides military and veteran specific resources for Domestic Violence organizations working with military, veterans, and families experiencing violence in their homes.
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