Assignment: Traumatic effects of war
Assignment: Traumatic effects of war
Considering the traumatic effects of war on men, women, and children, compare the career issues affecting military personnel returning to civilian life to those who have not been in the military. This situation can affect all family members, including children in school, so please include partners and children in this discussion as it relates to career development. As part of your post, include your strategies for advocating for these clients’ career and educational development. These sections in the posting needs to include the headings.
Respond to two peers regarding their assessment of the issues facing military personnel returning to civilian life and issues experienced by their families. Explain where your assessment was similar and different from theirs. Provide constructive feedback on your peers’ proposed strategies. I have provided you with two postings from my peers. I need a response with at least one reference to each peers’s posting. I pay $20.00.
First peer posting
Military personnel returning to civilian life affects not only the military personnel, the return affects the military person’s family, wives, husbands, children, parents, etc. are all affected in this transition. Common challenges for returning military personnel include; trying to relate to people who are outside of the military who do not understand what the military person has experienced, trying to fit into a family who had adjusted to the military person’s absence, trying to reconnect with their children, who may not have seen their parent for a long time, and trying to reconnect with a unfamiliar society which have different rules than the military. (“Military personnel,” 2012)
Military Jobs and Careers
Not only do military personnel have to learn to reconnect with their families, they have to learn how find a job, or a career outside of the military. In the military, there is structure. Everyone knows their place. In civilian life, structure takes time to build, the military person has to relearn how to adjust to the uncertainty of outside life. Depending on the age of the military person, or if they had a career in the military, they may have to learn how to complete a resume, apply for a job, and learn how to interview for a job. Military personnel also have to figure out which of their military skills will convert to civilian jobs. Once in the job or career, military people have to understand, in the civilian world, jobs are based on individual progress, where as in the military, assignments are completed as a group effort. (“Military personnel,” 2012)
Advocating for Career and Education Development
The strategies for advocating for military personnel’s career and education development are to help the military personnel gain access to services provided by the military. Although there military social workers who help the military personnel gain access to these services, they are small in number compared to how many military persons who need these benefits, therefor, counselors outside the military need to step up, learn everything they can pertaining to the military and these benefits and help military personnel gain access to these deserved benefits. The military provides preparation counseling checklist, which gives military personnel a chance to have access to information about financial planning, resume writing, interview skills, job counseling and placement services. (Rausch, 2013) Career counselors for military personnel should understand that military veterans see life from a different perspective. The military perspective. The military is a culture all on its own and any choices military personnel look at and choose are based on their military experience. Career counselors need to be aware of this perspective and have the tools necessary to help military personnel. By conceptualizing the experiences of military personnel, career counselors can use the contextual action theory which uses goal setting to help military personnel have a structure, similar to when they were in the military. This will help military personnel who may feel overwhelmed by all of the steps needed to integrate themselves back into civilian life.
Common challenges during re-adjustment to civilian life. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.va.gov/vetsinworkplace/docs/em_challengesReadjust.html
Rausch, M. A. (2013, June 1, 2014). Contextual career counseling fortransitioning military veterans. Journal of Employment Counseling. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-1920.2014.00044.x