Social Service, the Veterans Administration, and the Family


This article explores the role of the family in the rehabilitation and readjustment of the veteran.


The family of the veteran, patient, or beneficiary of this agency either has had, or will have, powerful influence upon his rehabilitation and adjustment. It is not at all unlikely that the family has direct bearing on the causes of his distress and his illness. The combination of family influences and cultural pressures to a surprising degree controls the patient's behavior. The extent of control depends upon the power of the individual's own personality make-up and his total mental and physical health.

Full Reference

Cumming, R., 1958. Social Service, the Veterans Administration, and the Family. Marriage and Family Living, 20(3), pp. 239-247.