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Combat Social WorkApplying the Lessons of War to the Realities of Human Services$
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Charles R. Figley, Jeffrey S. Yarvis, and Bruce A. Thyer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190059439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190059439.001.0001

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Combat Social Work

Combat Social Work

Preparing the Next Generation for Combating Injustice

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Combat Social Work

Charles R. Figley

Jeffrey S. Yarvis

Bruce A. Thyer

Oxford University Press

In this chapter on combat social work and preparing the next generation for social injustice combat, the editorial team summarizes and discusses the lessons and the fundamental questions posed and answered throughout this book. They address the ethics of war by examining the issues of service, social justice, and the importance of human relationships, integrity, and professional competence. They discuss the expected challenges in social work practice with global warming, greater wealth disparity, and the disparities among social groups and communities. At the same time, positive developments in U.S. society about respect and appreciation for military families for both their sacrifices and what they do for the service member are highlighted.

Keywords:   combat stress, traumatic stress, social work, social worker, military social work, trauma, secondary trauma, military families, mental health

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