When the Warrior Returns

Making the Transition at Home
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Published:September 15, 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.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Veterans/Military Life
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (September 15, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1612510906
  • ISBN-13: 9781612510903
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0
  • “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
  • "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
  • 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.)

Nathan D. Ainspan has conducted research, written, and spoken extensively about the psychological issues impacting wounded and transitioning service members. His focus has been on improving civilian employment opportunities for returning service members and the positive impact that employment can have on service members with PTSD, TBI, and other injuries. He works with the U.S. Army as a senior personnel psychologist in Virginia. He lives in Arlington, VA.

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Walter Penk has served as a Clinical and Research Psychologist at VA Medical Centers in Houston, Dallas, Boston, and Bedford, Massachusetts. He held clinical faculty appointments at medical schools: Southwestern, Tufts, Boston University, University of Massachusetts, Harvard, and now Texas A&M. His specializes in psychosocial rehabilitation and PTSD, having published 135 papers, and coauthor of Returning Wars' Wounded, Injured, and Ill and Treating PTSD Among Military Personnel. He lives in New Braunfels, TX.

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