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Author Bannerman, Stacy, author.

Title Homefront 911 : how families of veterans are wounded by our wars / Stacy Bannerman.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, [2015]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  362.86 BANNERMAN    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.86 BANNERMAN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  362.86 BANNERMAN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  362.86 BAN    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  362.86 BANNERMAN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  362.863 BA    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- The End of the American Homefront -- Unintended Casualties -- An Army of One -- I Am Not the Enemy -- The New Normal -- Who's Caring for the Caregiver? -- The Biology of the War at Home -- Standing Down Suicide -- The End of Acceptable Losses -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography.
Summary "The hallmarks of America's War on Terror have been repeated long deployments and a high percentage of troops returning with psychological problems. Family members of combat veterans are at a higher risk of potentially lethal domestic violence than almost any other demographic; it's estimated that one in four children of active-duty service members have symptoms of depression; and nearly one million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan require increased care due to physical or psychological trauma. But, despite these staggering trends, civilian America has not been mobilized to take care of the families left behind; the American homefront, which traditionally has been rallied to support the nation's war efforts, has disappeared. In Homefront 911 Stacy Bannerman, a nationally-recognized advocate for military families, provides an insider's view of how more than a decade of war has contributed to the emerging crisis we are experiencing in today's military and veteran families as they battle with overwhelmed VA offices, a public they feel doesn't understand their sacrifices, and a nation that still isn't fully prepared to help those who have given so much. Bannerman, whose husband served in Iraq, describes how extended deployments cause cumulative, long-lasting strain on families who may not see their parent, child, or spouse for months on end. She goes on to share the tools she and others have found to begin to heal their families, and advocates policies for advancing programs, services, and civilian support, all to help repair the broken agreement that the nation will care for its returning soldiers and their families"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-282).
Subject Families of military personnel -- United States.
Veterans -- Family relationships -- United States.
Families of military personnel -- Mental health -- United States.
Veterans -- Mental health -- United States.
Families of military personnel -- Services for -- United States.
Veterans -- Services for -- United States.
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Veterans -- United States.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- United States.
Civil-military relations -- United States.
HISTORY / Military / Veterans.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare.
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
ISBN 9781628725698 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
1628725699 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
9781628726343 (ebook)
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