Factsheet ‘Wishes and needs of veterans’ in the Netherlands
[Reference: Veteraneninstituut, 2014. Wishes and needs of veterans. Fact Sheet.]
This excellent factsheet is dated Dec 2014 but it has clearly been well researched and is equally as relevant, to the well being of Veterans, today in 2019 as it was 5 years ago.
It begins by asking: “Wh…[Read more]
Jim McDermott started the topic A Good Read – 'RECOVERY- by army veteran Russell Wright in the forum Mental Health 3 weeks, 3 days ago
The key and important message from this interesting and moving book is neatly captured in its sub title:
“There is help for Veterans and their families. You just have to be ready to take it. PTSD is not the end.
Russell’s story reads in places like a Victorian melodrama as he describes his fall from positions of trust and importance to near des…[Read more]
Both Matt and Mary Beth make excellent points in opening a discussion on Veteran well-being. Matt is so right when he says that veteran well-being should be more than just the binary of in or out of employment. Of interest perhaps is that the US the Department of Labor tracks veterans’ performance outcomes and has done for many years. The E…[Read more]
When I completed my doctoral thesis in 2007 I was able to write that, whilst there was considerable research into the plight of US veterans, very little work had been published up until then on the lives and stories of British armed forces veterans. Since 2007 there has been a considerable increase in British armed forces…[Read more]
There would appear to be some therapeutic benefit to veterans playing roles in military-themed lays. Veterans are also very keen to point out inaccuracies in dress and equipment, sequences of events in re-lived situations and in particular, the way soldiers relate and speak to each other, especially at different rank levels. One veteran told me…[Read more]
Jim McDermott replied to the topic Would you like to stay for networking drinks after the conference? in the forum FiMT Research Centre Conference 2018 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Yes please add me to the list of those who would like to enjoy a drink to celebrate a very successful conference!
@nimrodman Hi Jeffrey, yes look forward to meeting you at the conference and sharing thoughts on AFVBCs. I served in the army (Int Corps) for 25 years and left 35 years ago but I find, time and again, that many aspects of a military life have changed little over the years.
I am looking forward to the first FiMT/VFRH on 11 October 2018. I have just finished writing up some new research on Armed Forces and Veterans and Breakfast Clubs – a relatively new support facility for veterans and hope to get it published in the Social Science Online (SRO) Journal before the year-end.
Hi Kris, I understand your intent. I am currently exploring the growth of Armed Forces Breakfast Clubs. Generally my main interest is in veterans who succeed rather than those who suffer. The effects of frequent changes of schools for children in service families is certainly an interesting topic to explore.
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