ERIC Number: EJ1059450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 110
Military Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Work Education
Wooten, Nikki R.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 suppl 1 pS6-S25 2015
Military social work is a specialized field of practice spanning the micro-macro continuum and requiring advanced social work knowledge and skills. The complex behavioral health problems and service needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans highlight the need for highly trained social work professionals who can provide militarily relevant and culturally responsive evidence-informed services. Responding to the military behavioral health workforce and service needs of recently returned veterans presents both opportunities and challenges for military social work education. This article discusses the rationale for a military social work specialization, the need for military social work education, and opportunities and challenges for social work education. An integrated model of intellectual capital is proposed to guide strategic planning for future military social work education.
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Military Personnel, Specialization, Graduate Study, Continuing Education, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: K01DA037412.