- ISBN/SKU: 9781612510903
- Binding: Paperback & Ebook
- Era: 21st Century
- Number of Pages: 320
- Subject: Veterans
- Date Available: September 2012
Nearly two million soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have been deployed in recent conflicts. When the Warrior Returns addresses the practical and psychological needs of the families of these transitioning service members and provides a convenient list of key resources. Combining the knowledge of fifty experts, the book provides answers to questions about the post-deployment transition process, how it affects families, and how family members can help their service members and themselves navigate the transition successfully as a family. These experts provide straightforward answers to questions about the transition process and how it impacts the warrior and their children. A one-stop source of information filled with useful advice, this book is unequalled.
The book features a foreword by Patty Shinseki and is published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.
Nathan D. Ainspan, a psychologist with the U.S. Army, has written and spoken extensively on issues impacting wounded and transitioning service members. Walter E. Penk is a widely published psychologist who served as a psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs for five decades. He specializes in rehabilitation and PTSD. He is on the faculty at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
Advance Praise for When the Warrior Returns
“When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home is an excellent overview of the issues and any warrior or family may face as the warrior returns home. The book is written in a straight forward and realistic manner addressing the challenges these families face including many practical tips and recommendations. I would strongly recommend this book to families and practitioners alike as it clearly outlines the challenges, makes realistic recommendations and provides numerous valuable resources. Should be a part of every military or VA practitioner’s library.”
—David L. Kennedy, LCSW, CAPT, MSC, USN (Ret.)
“When the Warrior Returns is a unique, easy-to-use, comprehensive, and tightly edited resource for military family members—as well as an excellent single-source complementary text for health care professionals who need to garner additional skills and exclusive insights that might not otherwise be so readily attainable, detailed, or thorough. The book’s collaborative and full spectrum of up-to-date topics, researched and authored by an array of experts—a well-done virtual ‘E Pluribus Unum’ approach—cannot be afforded justice by a single endorsement or review. This complete work will become a definitive ‘Best Practices’ foundation guide for all individuals in any relationships or positions who wish to render the utmost professional service and personal support to those who need it—and to those who deserve it—the most.”
—Jon M. Corey, U.S. Army combat veteran, university professor, contributing editor, Leadership Moments: Turning Points That Changed Lives and Organizations 
“Encompassing, lots of food for thought, covers a wide range of topics. This is a great handbook with many excellent resources, especially for those newer to the military lifestyle.”
—Theresa D. Lupcho, Military Clinical Psychologist, Fort Benning, Georgia