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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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Life After Deployment

Life After Deployment

The Work of Combat Social Work in Garrison

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(p.28) 2 Life After Deployment
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Combat Social Work
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Jeffrey S. Yarvis

Charles R. Figley

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190059439.003.0003

This chapter continues to prepare the reader to understand and appreciate the garrison duties of combat social workers (CSWs) and their day-to-day duties. Military social worker duties are similar to those within U.S. Veterans Administration and other institutions: administration, supervision, and direct practice. But a very special job of social workers within the military, including but not limited to CSWs, is to care for those who were deployed and their families. This includes services for combat social workers, as the authors note. This, at times, is challenging for CSWs who must not only care for themselves but for many clients they live near.

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

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