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Basic Training for Building a Military Social Work Program
The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education (2012)
  • Marjorie R. Sable
  • Victoria Osborne, Sacred Heart University
In response to the health and behavioral health of returning veterans, Schools of Social Work have added content to their curriculum, addressing the needs of veterans and military families. This manuscript examines existing health issues for military personnel and their families and how the University of Missouri has responded. Efforts include hosting an interdisciplinary summit for health and human services professionals, developing a graduate certificate, and holding a fund-raising event to establish a scholarship in military social work. We discuss how partnerships with the university, state and community agencies, and key individuals were essential to the success of these activities. 
  • health,
  • behavioral health,
  • veterans,
  • military personel,
  • health professionals,
  • human service professionals
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Sable, M., and Osborne, V.A. (2012). Basic training for building a military social work program. The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, Special Issue: Military Social Work. 15(2).