Reintegration of Homeless Veterans into Society
Due to the nature of military culture and combat exposure homeless veterans experience a unique set of obstacles when reintegrating into society. A historical analysis was used, to test the theory that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans face inter-related problems with regards to mental disorders and societal functioning. As expected, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use were reported within the homeless veteran population. The experience of Military Sexual Trauma has been found to be a cause of PTSD. These disorders have an effect on the employment possibilities and potential for crime in homeless veterans.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
Psychology, Mental Health, Veterans, Military Studies