Every client you work with has differing needs, challenges and behaviors, and working with Veterans and their families is no different. Often times, the long service deployments not only make the transition back to civilian life difficult for the service member, but for their family as well. Due to the experiences that service members have while on deployment, they often have trouble adjusting back to home life, with negative affect and post-traumatic stress reactions being fairly common. However, this doesn't lessen the distress of the service member, which can often have secondary effects on other family members. This distress can also be compounded if the service member received physical injuries as a result of their service, in addition to the mental strain of deployment.
Below are some articles which aim to help guide you in your work with Veterans and their families.