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Resocialization of Veterans Into Society

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christopher johnson

on 17 November 2013

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Transcript of Resocialization of Veterans Into Society

Re-socialization of Veterans
What is a veteran?
A veteran is any person currently or who has served in any branch of the military. Those veterans who have served in a combat zone are referred to as VFW's (Veterans of foreign wars)
Why does a veteran need to re-socialize?
As close as veterans are to being normal citizens they are just as far from being normal
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Warrior culture

Realizing not everyone has your back now

Being unarmed

Training looked at as a threat more than an asset

Dealing with the ungrateful





The lists on the left and right are just a small example of the ways that a veteran is just like you versus the ways we are differen
What makes a veterans transition sociological?
For a functionalist:
Manifest: A soldier returns to his home and contributes to society.

Latent: Veterans are highly skilled workers with a discipline and maturity that cant be taught in a school. Many employers are beginning to take notice of this and many employers have a veterans preference policy.

Dysfunction: Homelessness, PTSD, misunderstanding, and hate.
Looking glass Self
How does this affect me?
Veterans live, work, and go to school right next to you everyday! Most are more than happy to share their experiences and feelings with you just be supportive
At least 20% 1/5 of all afghanistan/ Iraq war veterans report PTSD and or depression
19% of veterans seeking treatment from combat were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury
Veteran suicide rates are reported to be as high as 5,000 a year
Roughly 13% of the homeless population are veterans
Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress;

Housing and Urban Development
Congressional Research Service Report for Congress: Veterans and Homelessness; Libby Perl; February 2012

National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
Works cited
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