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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Healing the invisible wounds: A grant proposal for female veterans suffering from PTSD
by Englebrecht, Karol Meza, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 82; 1517524
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a program, identify funding sources, and write a grant proposal to fund a mental health and family services program for female veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at Veterans Village of San Diego, Oceanside. A comprehensive review of the literature allowed the writer to identify the main causes of PTSD (Military Sexual Trauma, combat exposure, and combat related Traumatic Brain Injury), and dire consequences of this mental disorder among women returning from the military service (substance misuse, suicidal attempts and/or ideation and family problems). This writer also found effective interventions, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, for the treatment of PTSD among the veteran population. The proposed program is aimed at improving the mental health functioning of women veterans and at helping them to transition from military servicemembers to mothers and/or partners. The program includes individual counseling for veterans, conjoint family therapy, a PTSD psychoeducational group for children and partners, and case management services. Health Net, Inc. Corporate Giving Program was selected as a potential funding source for this program. Actual submission and/or funding of the grant were not requirements for completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chambers, Ruth
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies, Military studies
Publication Number: 1517524
ISBN: 978-1-267-45554-3
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