Psychosocial Effects of Trauma on Military Women Serving in the National Guard and Reserves (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores the unique mental health needs of military women, particularly those women who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.  It highlights issues of service-related trauma, mental health disorders, and lack of social support.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Authors:  Victoria A. Osborne, L. Ashley Gage, Abigail J. Rolbiecki

Publisher:  Advances in Social Work

Find the article at:  http://advancesinsocialwork.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/1878/1961

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the mental health needs of women serving in the National Guard and Reserves.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the effects of service-related trauma on women serving in the National Guard and Reserves.  Identify common mental health disorders affecting women who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.  Identify common social issues affecting women who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.

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1: Women currently represent approximately _______ of all US armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan (Martin, 2010).
 
 
 
 
2: Studies have shown National Guard women and men tend to have  __________ for post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health issues than active duty personnel (Milliken, Auchterlonie, and Hoge, 2007).
 
 
3: Women are often reluctant to disclose military-related trauma experiences with __________  because of the shame and stigma associated with these feelings (Zinzow et al., 2007).
 
 
4: According to Natelson (2009), which is the stronger predictor of PTSD among female service members?
 
 
5: Under the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, if a victim wishes to prosecute their assailant, they are required to file
 
 
 
 
6: Survivors of MST in the National Guard and Reserve are asked to report incidents to
 
 
 
 
7: When submitting an assault report, women must give their
 
 
 
 
 
 
8: According to Richmond, Conigliaro, and Wiebe (2011), what percentage of all female military deaths were attributable to suicide?
 
 
 
 
9: After returning from being deployed, women who deployed were almost _________ as likely to report alcohol misuse than women who were not deployed (Federman et al., 2000).
 
 
 
 
10: Eating disorders are highly comorbid with
 
 
 
 
11: Which federal program established a website dedicated to educating and preparing employers for hiring veterans with traumatic brain injuries or PTSD (US Department of Labor, 2011).
 
 
 
12: Military personnel who have served more than ___________ in active duty are significantly more likely to be divorced (Hogan and Furst-Seifert, 2009).
 
 
 
 
13: Female veterans with PTSD have reported that ___________ was the most important factor contributing to their comfort with VA services (Fontana and Rosenheck, 2006).
 
 
 
14: The YRRP program was created to support service members and their families through
 
 
 
 
15: The number of women who will use VA services is projected to double within ____________(Maze, 2010).
 
 
 
 

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