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280: How to Support Veterans in Your Workplace, with Eugenia Weiss

By Dave Stachowiak

Eugenia Weiss: Military and Veteran Transitions Eugenia Weiss is a clinical associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is the co-author of the book The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities* and Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and, Advisors*. Key Points Military and civilian cultures are very separate, and sometimes it’s difficult to transition back into civilian life. Most veterans with combat experience won’t have PTSD, it’s about 15%-30% that do. The effects of PTSD vary from person to person. In the past, service members typically had several weeks of transport time between combat roles and home, now it’s only a couple of days. This doesn’t allow them much time to process their experiences. Don’t be afraid to engage with veterans and talk about their experiences, just do it with care and concern. Most veterans do want to talk about their experiences. Volunteering for a veteran’s group can be very rewarding both for you and for the veterans you’re helping. Resources Mentioned PsychArmor Institute Corporate Gray: Connecting Employers with Veterans Nationwide Student Veterans of America Career One Stop Veterans Upward Bound Program (college transition) My Next Move for Veterans Corporation for National and Community Service (veterans section) Vet Success Wounded Warrior Project Veterans for America Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Give an Hour Foundation (free counseling) The Soldiers Project (free counseling) Cohen Veterans Network (free counseling and resources now based at USC) Team Rubicon (vets volunteer disaster work) Mission Continues (volunteer work) U.S. Veterans Initiative (housing and services) Pegasus Rising (Equine therapy for vets with PTSD) The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities* by Louis Hicks, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Jose E. Coll Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty and Academic Advisors* by Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss Handbook of Military Social Work* by Allen Rubin, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Jose E. Coll A Civilian Counselor’s Primer to Counseling Veterans* by Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Herbert A. Exum This Week: Live Webinar Presented by Dave Register now for Dave’s FREE, live webinar: When Expert Leaders Act, Here’s What They Do: 7 Strategies That Will Make You a Better in 2017. Dave will present it live on Wednesday, January 18th, Thursday, January 19th, and Saturday, January 21st. Claim your seat: http://coachingforleaders.com/webinar Join the Weekly Leadership Guide Get each episode's show notes and Dave's handpicked resources for leadership in your inbox each Wednesday. Plus, get instant access to Dave's readers' guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others. Join at http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Next Episode Collins Osayamwen is the Managing Partner/Senior consultant of SheltercareFM Consult. He’ll be teaching us how to prevail over your obstacles. Thank You Thank you to Jon Lokhorst and MrMatley for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback

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