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Utilizing Social Support To Conserve The Fighting Strength: Important Considerations For Military Social Workers, J. Camille Hall Jun 2009

Utilizing Social Support To Conserve The Fighting Strength: Important Considerations For Military Social Workers, J. Camille Hall

J. Camille Hall, PhD., LCSW

This article is a continuation of a conference panel dialogue that focused on providing individualized, culturally responsible treatment of secondary traumatic stress (STS) for military social workers. Key aspects of the roles and responsibilities, professional and ethical challenges of military social workers and social work officers serve as focal points for understanding the importance of social support. This article discusses ways social support might help to moderate the impact of STS. The ‘‘buddy system’’ describes a culturally unique protective factor, which is a well-known and effective type of social support utilized throughout the military. This article provides valuable information on ...