Homeless veterans are a complex, underserved population with high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. These disorders are difficult to treat when they occur together in an individual facing homelessness. The Veterans' Garden horticultural therapy grant was written to help fill the gap in supportive services that currently exists for veterans with these issues who live at the U.S. Veterans Initiative site in Long Beach. This writer reviewed the research literature concerning homeless veterans, effective treatments for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse, and discovered that horticultural therapy is a valuable treatment approach. This writer found and applied for a local grant to renovate an existing garden at the U.S. Veterans Initiative Long Beach location.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Clinical psychology|
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