Wurzweiler Certificate Program to Help Treat Returning Veterans and their Families
This fall, Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work is offering a new Certificate in Social Work Practice with the Military.
American military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq has lasted more than a decade, and advances in medical technology and Kevlar armor have led to unprecedented numbers of soldiers surviving battle wounds to return to civilian life in the United States. Many must learn to adapt to a life with physical injuries or disabilities, while an estimated 20 percent of returning service members are diagnosed with major mental health problems. This has created an overwhelming strain on Department of Defense hospitals and Veterans Administration facilities, which soldiers typically turn to for care.
Wurzweiler hopes to relieve some of that burden by equipping its graduates to treat veterans in their agencies as well as in outpatient mental health settings and private practices. Read the rest of this entry…