Acclamating to Civilian Life
How Veterans after war learn to cope with civilian life
Programs To Help
Sean Gobin was the one that came up with the idea of helping veterans that have been at war become accustom to civilian life again. Helping veterans transition from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan has become an important issue in recent years. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 11% to 20% of those who served now struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (Kathleen Toner). They do this in order to make the veterans feel like they are walking home. Another reason for this act is so that when they arrive home the impact of being safe is not such a shocker to them.
COMMON CHALLENGES DURING RE-ADJUSTMENT FOR VETERANS
- Adjusting to Regular Life
- Returning to a job
- Adjusting to providing basic necessities (e.g., food, clothing, housing).
- Adjusting to a different pace of life and work
- Individualistic culture versus a culture of service and teamwork.
- Being Independent
- Returning to the care of a family
- Reconnecting with family
Why Is It Important?
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"Common Challenges during Re-ajustment." (2006): n. pag. Mental Health Services. Web.