ERIC Number: ED508859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Case Study: A Hispanic Combat Veteran Returns to College
Brito, Javier; Callahan, Philip; Marks, Michael Wm.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Conference on Issues Related to Higher Education and Returning Veterans (Tuscon, AZ, Nov 14, 2008)
This exploratory case study focuses on a returning Hispanic combat veteran and his perceptions and experiences regarding transition from a military setting to a higher education setting. Focus is placed on a cohort-based transition educational program of studies designed to provide coping skills that foster resiliency so as to minimize stigmatization and traditional psychological interventions while increasing the likelihood of retention and graduation. While this study looks at a single individual attending the program, his perceptions advise to the efficacy of such an endeavor for returning veterans.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, War, Veterans, Case Studies, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Adventitious Impairments, Injuries, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Isolation, Coping, Psychological Patterns, Drinking, Barriers, Occupational Aspiration, Career Counseling, Transitional Programs, Academic Support Services, Student Adjustment, School Holding Power, Attendance
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A