Army Social Worker Program
The Fayetteville State University Department of Social Work has partnered with the United States Army to establish a Master of Social Work Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in order to meet the military’s increase demand for social work officers and Department of the Army civilian practitioners. > Read More
Congratulations to our faculty and graduates at the Army-FSU MSW program. The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment has devoted an issue to Military Social Work and Behavioral Health. Aptly titled "Special Issue: Social and Behavioral Health in the Military: Responding to the Needs of Soldiers and their Families in the Post 9/11 Environment." The Army-FSU MSW faculty involved with this journal include: Dr Norma Jones (Special Edition Editor), Dr Larry Applewhite and Mr Reginald Howard.
One article features COL Derrick Arincorayan, the Social Work Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, Dr Applewhite and two Army-FSU MSW graduates: MAJ Erica DiJoseph and CPT Audrey Ahlvers along with MAJ Mangindin. It is titled "Army Social Work: Helping At-Risk Soldiers Come Home" which discusses the screening of deployed soldiers at risk for domestic violence, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. This article describes the process employed by the team to conduct the mission and strategies to assist at-risk soldiers.
Dr Norma Jones featured a wide-range of articles that illuminate the many challenges that have confronted our service members and their families during the period following 9/11. All of the authors have extensive personal experience working with the military population. She also coauthored "Caring for the Child Soldiers of Guantanamo". This article discussed how military behavioral health personnel are confronted with unexpected opportunities to provide behavioral health interventions during their course of duty. She had the first hand opportunity to work with Afghani child soldiers in a therapeutic way. She presented this article at the "Children of War" conference in Salzburg, Austria.
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