ERIC Number: EJ1059455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Preparing MSW Students to Provide Mental and Behavioral Health Services to Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families in Rural Settings
Rishel, Carrie W.; Hartnett, Helen P.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 suppl 1 pS26-S43 2015
The prevalence of mental health disorders constitutes a nationwide public health crisis. Estimates suggest that more than 90 million people live in areas designated mental health professional shortage areas, with almost 6,000 additional practitioners needed to meet the service needs in these areas. Military personnel and veterans have greater mental health needs compared to the general population. As social workers and other professions strive to fill the shortage of practitioners prepared to provide mental health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families, graduate programs that offer targeted training in this area of practice are critically needed. This article describes the implementation of a specialized master's of social work training program supported by a Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training grant.
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Graduate Students, Military Personnel, Veterans, Family (Sociological Unit), Rural Areas, Mental Health, Health Services, Masters Programs, Training
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Grant or Contract Numbers: M01-2520