The Costs of Courage: Combat Stress, Warriors, and Family Survival by Josephine G. PryceThe Costs of Courage: Combat Stress, Warriors, and Family Survival by Josephine G. Pryce

The Costs of Courage: Combat Stress, Warriors, and Family Survival

byJosephine G. Pryce, David H. Pryce, Kimberly K. Shackelford

Paperback | June 15, 2012

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The Costs of Courage is one of the very few comprehensive volumes that shed a light on the needs of US military personnel and their families. The authors introduce social workers and other helping professionals to the dynamic warrior culture of the US military and their families and providespractitioners with the cultural competence necessary to successfully interact with members of this culture.This book includes best practices and eclectic approaches that encourage social workers and other mental health professionals to better consider the needs of our military and their families. The text contains the most up-to-date subject matter on social work with military personnel and theirfamilies, including thorough descriptions of major conditions suffered by members of the warrior culture in the past and present. Relevant topics such as suicide, sexual assault, veteran issues, and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, are discussed. The content is accented with a glossary ofcommonly used military terms and acronyms.
Josephine G. Pryce (MSW, Our Lady of the Lake University; PhD, University of California Berkley) is associate professor of social work at the University of Alabama teaching a variety of courses in social work practice, research, and traumatic stress. She is the recipient of several awards for teaching excellence. The focus of her schol...
Title:The Costs of Courage: Combat Stress, Warriors, and Family SurvivalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190616083

ISBN - 13:9780190616083

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"Over one million service men and women will have been deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan. When we include their families, we find approximately seven million persons who have been affected by this service. Navigating the maze of services for active duty service personnel, veterans, and theirfamilies can be a frustrating and exhausting experience. They face a myriad of bureaucracies, each of which presents their own special challenges. Social work in the 21st century will have to come up with new and innovative ways to help these populations. I consider The Costs of Courage to be a vademecum for navigating these waters. Social work students and current practitioners will want to have this book close at hand." --James H. Williams, University of Washington, Tacoma