Free Report on the Readjustment Needs of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans

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An article in the most recent issue of the Marine Corps Times referenced a new report on assessing the readjustment needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The report is titled Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families, and is published by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The Marine Corps Times story linked to above bullet points some of the recommendations in the report. I haven’t had a chance to read the report yet, but wanted to share the find here for anyone else interested. Clicking on the graphic below will take you to the NAS website where you can read the report online in sections, or download it in PDF format.


Free Treatment Manual for War-Related PTSD

For any interested readers, I came across a free treatment manual for war-related PTSD. The manual was written by an active duty Navy psychologist who has experience providing services at a Combat Stress Control clinic in Camp Fallujah, Iraq. The manual is written for clients to use with a treatment provider, but it’s a goodContinue Reading

Planning on doing clinical work with OEF/OIF veterans and their families? Watch this.

A friend of mine who is an Army combat veteran and who is now pursuing a clinical psychology doctorate sent me the video posted below. The video is a great watch for anyone going into or already in the clinical field that may be working with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Some ofContinue Reading

I can make a C+ feel like a Congressional Medal of Honor

Laraugh shared the video below with me last night, and it was too good not to post here. Lots of badassery contained therein for anyone in the teaching field. Taylor Mali on “What Teachers Make”:

Moving Through the Hard Veins of Heavy Mountains

It’s possible I’m moving through the hard veins of heavy mountains, like the ore does, alone; I’m already so deep inside, I see no end in sight, and no distance: everything is getting near and everything getting near is turning to stone. I still can’t see very far yet into suffering, – so this vastContinue Reading

Fear in it’s Purest Form

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army’s Flikr Photostream I decided to push myself away from the qualitative research textbooks I’ve been nerding out on and break in the Kindle my girls got me for Christmas with some “recreational” reading. And, of course, I didn’t stray too far from the themes surrounding my thesis that I’veContinue Reading

Proud to be a Grunt

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army’s Flikr photostream Since I’ve been using the holiday break to do some planning of my masters thesis my reticular activating system has been pinging across the Interwebz for anything related to what my thesis work is going to be on. Rather than just splash the links of interest IContinue Reading

Mine be a handful of ashes…

I discovered the following poem while doing some reading recommended to me for my thesis project idea(s): A Consecration Not of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers Riding triumphantly laureled to lap the fat of the years, Rather the scorned — the rejected — the men hemmed in with spears; The men in tatteredContinue Reading

The Best Kinds of Presents

Found this on my desk from Super Kate:

William Gibson on Self-Diagnosing Depression

Update: After seeing this my oldest daughter added that we should also make sure that we are not, in fact, being assholes ourselves and contributing to the problem. An important point.