Date of Publication


Degree Type

Honors Thesis


Social Work

First Advisor

Dr. Kristin Heffernan, Associate Professor, Social Work


Reintegration is a hard process for any returning service member to go through. For a number of veterans reintegration into communities and families is a tumultuous time of adjustment where many barriers must be faced. Some of these barriers include relationship stability, employment barriers, and physical and mental challenges. This paper examines those barriers as well as the services, treatments and interventions that currently exist. Also, this paper examines the need for those services to be assessed so that services and programs can better meet the needs of returning veterans who are trying to reintegrate into their communities and families.

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