Military Veteran Reintegration

Military Veteran Reintegration

Approach, Management, and Assessment of Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

1st Edition - August 20, 2019

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  • Editors: Carl Castro, Sanela Dursun
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128153130
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128153123

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Military Veteran Reintegration: Approach, Management, and Assessment of Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life offers a toolkit for researchers and practitioners on best practices for easing the reintegration of military veterans returning to civilian society. It lays out how transition occurs, identifies factors that promote or impede transition, and operationalizes outcomes associated with transition success. Bringing together experts from around the world to address the most important aspects of military transition, the book looks at what has been shown to work and what has not, while also offering a roadmap for best-results moving forward.

Key Features

  • Contains evidence-based interventions for military veteran-to-civilian transition
  • Features international experts from North America, Europe and Asia
  • Includes how to measure transition outcomes
  • Outlines recovery programs for the injured and sick
  • Identifies factors that promote or impede successful transition


Academic researchers, mental health practitioners working with veteran populations, NGOs and governmental policy makers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to military-to-civilian life transition
    Carl Andrew Castro and Sanela Dursun
    2. Definition of a veteran: the military viewed as a culture
    Tiia-Triin Truusa and Carl Andrew Castro
    3.  Military-to-civilian transition theories and frameworks
    David Pedlar, James M. Thompson, and Carl Andrew Castro
    4. Military-to-civilian transition policies, processes, and program efforts
    Maj Neil Lewis, Matt Fossey, Raun Lazier, Nathan Williamson, and Nick Caddick
    5. Self-assessment of need for assistance with military-to-civilian  transition
    James M. Thompson, Sanela Dursun, Jennifer E.C. Lee, Alla Skomorovsky, Wendy Lockhart, and Mary Beth MacLean
    6. Challenging missions: vulnerable veterans leaving the armed forces and promising avenues to support them
    Jacco Duel, Lauren Godier-McBard, Mary Beth MacLean, and Matt Fossey
    7. Development of a Medical Release Transition Framework
    Jennifer E.C. Lee, Kimberley Watkins, and Sanela Dursun
    8.  Disability and compensation principles in military-to-civilian transition support
    Mary Beth MacLean, Ryan Murray, and Raun Lazier
    9.  The transition of military veterans from active service to civilian life: impact of transition on families and the role of the family, support, and recognition
    Matt Fossey, Linda Cooper, and Kadri Raid
    10. Public support for veterans leaving the Armed Forces
    Jacco Duel, Tiia-Triin Truusa, and Martin Elands
    11. Essential components for a successful military-to-civilian transition
    Carl Andrew Castro, Sanela Dursun, Mary Beth MacLean, Raun Lazier, Matt Fossey, and David Pedlar

Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 20, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128153130
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128153123

About the Editors

Carl Castro

Assistant professor, USC School of Social Work. Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families. 33 years in the US Army, having obtained the rank of colonel. Chair of a NATO research group on military veteran transitions, a Fulbright Scholar, and editor of Military Behavioral Health. Author of Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat and Deployment Psychology

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, USC School of Social Work and Director, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families

Sanela Dursun

Research psychologist and director of the Personnel and Family Support Research section at Defense Research and Development Canada

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Psychologist and Director, Personnel and Family Support Research section, Defence Research and Development, Canada

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