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Faith-Based Organizations and Veteran Reintegration

Faith-Based Organizations and Veteran Reintegration: Enriching the Web of Support

Laura Werber
Kathryn Pitkin Derose
Mollie Rudnick
Margaret C. Harrell
Diana Naranjo
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 16
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    Faith-Based Organizations and Veteran Reintegration
    Book Description:

    Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are an important resource for veterans as they readjust to civilian life. Interviews show that FBOs not only help veterans with spiritual matters but address diverse areas of veteran health and well-being. Although FBO reintegration support is unique and even preferred at times, there are limits to what they can do. This report suggests ways to better integrate them into the web of support.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-9138-3
    Subjects: History, Health Sciences, Religion

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  1. Faith-Based Organizations and Veteran Reintegration Enriching the Web of Support
    (pp. 1-16)
    Laura Werber, Kathryn Pitkin Derose, Mollie Rudnick, Margaret C. Harrell and Diana Naranjo

    More than 2.7 million military veterans have served in the post-9/11 era,¹ and the U.S. military includes approximately 850,000 National Guard and Reserve personnel who toggle between reserve status and active duty, repeatedly reentering civilian society.² In addition, an unusually large number of service members are expected to leave the military within the next decade as a result of planned cutbacks.³ Reintegration—the transition from military service into civilian life—thus is an important process both for these current and future veterans and for the entire country. This adjustment may include reestablishing family bonds, locating meaningful civilian employment, pursuing higher...