Discussion: Effects Of Pre-Deployment, Deployment, And Post Deployment On Families

As a social worker, you may be tasked to take the lead on educating spouses about services offered while their military family members are deployed. Such education can include creating and leading seminars. These educational opportunities can be in varying situations, such as during pre-deployment, deployment, and reintegration. In this Discussion, you describe a plan to create a psycho-educational seminar based on a scenario.

To prepare for this Discussion, listen to the audio segment listed in this week’s Learning Resources and choose to focus on one of the psycho-educational seminars as described by the commander.

Post (2 to 3 pages)

  • Describe your plan for one of the three psycho-education seminars related to deployment and reintegration.
    • Be sure to apply learning from this week’s Learning Resources.

Required Readings

Rubin, A., Weiss, E. L., & Coll, J. E. (Eds.). (2013). Handbook of military social work. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Chapter 19, “Cycle of Deployment and Family Well-Being” (pp. 313–334)

Laser, J. A., & Stephens, P. M. (2011). Working with military families through deployment and beyond. Clinical Social Work Journal, 39(1), 28–38. doi:10.1007/s10615-010-0310-5

Kelly, P. J., Berkel, L. A., & Nilsson, J. E. (2014). Post deployment reintegration experiences of female soldiers from National Guard and Reserve units in the United States. Nursing Research, 63(5), 346–356. doi:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000051