When they enter the civilian world, they are heading into an entirely new, uncharted phase of life with both challenges and opportunities to navigate.” (web) In order to understand the struggle and changes in society for veterans, they need someone who can understand them and utilize trades developed through the military in which can be offered to civilian employment agencies. The inability to successfully obtain this help and guidance is inevitably discouraging to veterans. Many exit the military and miss the camaraderie and sense of continuous operations. The ability to manage this with the right mindset is difficult for many Veterans especially to those who are disabled. “The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.” (web) Specific to the term ‘empowering’ which is a large struggle on it’s own without the proper guidance to remain motivated.
One of my career goals, is to with Veterans who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Due to combat experience in the Army, I am aware that there are many Veterans who have PTSD and sometimes it may go undiagnosed. Soldiers in the military are taught to keep their vulnerabilities internalized because if they express their vulnerabilities they may appear to be weak. This issue impacts soldier’s mental health in a major way. When soldiers get out of the military, they be unaware that they exhibit the symptoms of PTSD.
Some armed forces members will not conform to these principles and will get out willingly or forcefully. Those service members that heed their training and have the mental flexibility will help build the military services of the future. Transgender individuals are already serving in the ranks of the armed forces. Getting rid of the recognized obstacles that inhibit transgender personnel from operating as their identified gender, presents them with the identical chance their fellow service members have, will solve the health care offered for their mental and physical needs, and will give our leaders the opportunity to overcome the leadership and logistical difficulties for transgender incorporation into our
Veterans and active-duty members are considerably diverse in individual characteristics and life histories. Veterans refer to retired or discharge military population. Some suggest programs implemented are addressing too broad of a population and should be focused on specific veteran populations. Many veterans develop self- stigma, internalizing the negative beliefs society places on this population, and avoid seeking help. "Each of the military services and the Veterans Administration (VA) have developed educational campaigns to reduce the stigma associated with reporting emotional distress, raise awareness of the risk of suicide, and teach military personnel, veterans, and their family’s suicide prevention strategies (Brenner & Barnes, 2012)."
There are always two sides to an action and we have known that for quite some time. So to ask if the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is better or worse for fire departments strikes a conversation. This conversation is focused on the question of, what extent has the FMLA had an impact on the fire service? Through researching the benefits and challenges that departments are faced with the FMLA has benefited the fire service. The benefits of the FMLA are focused on the employee through the ability to take time off work to care for family, as well as provide them with the security of maintaining their employment.
This is going to ensure that no corruption or government inefficiency is stopping our Veterans from getting the benefits they deserve. Long-wait times are something that has plagued VA facilities for a long time now, Veterans are being forced to wait during times of dire need for help. The call is going to be answered, if your faith is put into me, VA facilities are going to be near every single Veteran in this country, wait times are going to be a thing of the past, and the greatest doctors and professionals are going to be hired throughout the
A veteran’s war experience is very different for each and every person. The things that they see and experience is very different than our society will ever understand. Veterans may return and be diagnosed with PTSD, depression, some psychological disorder etc. This not only effects the veteran but also the family. The family may not have that special connection that they had before and can’t get through to him or her.
According to the 2014 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) statistics, 34% of the total homeless population of America is under 24 years old (HUD 2014). Although HUD recognizes that this is an alarming number, current housing laws offer little protection for homeless college students. Young people in America face homelessness due to financial issues, lack of family support or insufficient housing. Reforming these laws will improve the lives of students struggling with inadequate housing and allow them to focus on their academic performance instead of worrying about their safety or where they will spend the night. Ronald Hallett, a Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern
While there have been some advances in shortening the wait, there is still an average 26 day wait for mental health appointments (Erpenbach). Approximately one-third of troops returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a total of about 546,667 veterans, have reported symptoms of a mental health condition (Invisible). Troops who were deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi
We can use the military as an example, on how soldiers are treated for stress and ptsd with counseling and therapy to help them reassimilate into functioning members of society. However only time will tell whether this method of reducing police brutality is effective. In conclusion we aknowledge that police brutality is an ongoing problem, it requires both citizens and law enforment to work together to achieve the ultimate goal of
As GAO found that the government, including watchdog agencies such as BBS Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Watchdog, do not have a regular and external evaluations on Red Cross’s services and performance, thus it recommends the congress to institute a legislation regarding this. In response, Representative Bennie Thompson from Mississippi has created a bill to audit the finances, disaster response, and services outside the country of the organization. Thompson has stated in the interview that there’s no full cooperation from Red Cross when GAO has conducted its first investigation or inquiry and they did not permit GAO with “unconstrained access” after several requests of significant information. He also mentioned that McGovern tried to have Thompson stop GAO’s inquiry. These have created more suspicions and doubts toward Red Cross.