Event Title

Increasing Resiliency Before Deployments to Help Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Service Members

Location

Edwards Hall Lobby

Document Type

Poster Presentation (1 hour)

Description

The purpose of this thesis is to describe the effectiveness of pre-deployment resilience training with service members in order to help reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Resilience training is an intervention that helps increase social supports, help-seeking skills, coping skills, and stress training (Sharma & Sharma, 2012). Thousands of members in the United States Armed Forces are being deployed to combat zones every year, which is related to increased rates of PTSD (Hoge, Castro, Messer, McGurk, Cotting, & Koffman, 2004). These high levels of PTSD offer many cultural, policy, and ethical considerations. Addressing this issue is important for social workers due to the fact that social workers help with pre-deployment training and have the abilities to help create change.

Start Date

April 2014

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Apr 26th, 1:00 PM

Increasing Resiliency Before Deployments to Help Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Service Members

Edwards Hall Lobby

The purpose of this thesis is to describe the effectiveness of pre-deployment resilience training with service members in order to help reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Resilience training is an intervention that helps increase social supports, help-seeking skills, coping skills, and stress training (Sharma & Sharma, 2012). Thousands of members in the United States Armed Forces are being deployed to combat zones every year, which is related to increased rates of PTSD (Hoge, Castro, Messer, McGurk, Cotting, & Koffman, 2004). These high levels of PTSD offer many cultural, policy, and ethical considerations. Addressing this issue is important for social workers due to the fact that social workers help with pre-deployment training and have the abilities to help create change.