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As you walk through the grocery store, hurrying to get home to a hungry family, or as you sit in the park on a lazy afternoon, it is likely that you interact with a military impacted individual. Many are struggling ‘single spouses’ facing long absences of their loved ones, some are citizen soldiers who devote their life to two full-time causes; the military and a civilian job. Some experience happy, healthy and whole lives, while others are struggling with prominent issues facing the military population.
NASW-NC is committed to assisting YOU as we unite to support our military.
These staggering statistics have called our profession to action to implement programmatic change that directly impacts the behavioral health of our military population. Through these initiatives, significant assistance from the private sector will enhance our military communities and provide the support they deserve.
YOU, the social worker serve as clinicians, financial consultants and family care consultants. YOU impact our homeless veteran population with front line services. YOU work in substance abuse and aging programs designed specifically for our service members and veterans. YOU identify countless cases of PTSD, anxiety disorders and other traumas military and their family members face. YOU help returning troops successfully reintegrate with their families. YOU help families deal with the tragic loss of heroes killed in action. And many of YOU are proud service members and veterans yourselves!
NASW-NC increased its presence as a key stakeholder in the Behavioral Health Community Blueprint, a dynamic team of 55 expert behavioral health providers and associations committed to addressing the needs of our returning military and families in installations in North Carolina.
Military social workers are in dire need of a reduction in work load, assistance with insurance reimbursement, and assistance in navigating the government services for clients.
NASW-NC created the Military Practice Area Network (PAN); a virtual resource and networking center for members of the North Carolina Chapter.
Social Work Students and Programs: Social Work education curricula must include aspects of serving the military population in our state so that we carry this important work into the next generation of social work professionals.
Social Work Professionals: Members have requested more access to continuing education opportunities in North Carolina. Here is how we are meeting this request:
Are you a member who is working with clients associated with the military experience? Can we better assist you in your work?