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International Perspectives on Veteran Transition Services (On Demand: Recorded)

Main Topic: Transition, Inclusive Postsecondary Education, and Self Determination
Session Type: Paper

Abstract

Veterans with disabilities and their military background encompass unique experiences, knowledge, skills, and codes of behavior to society. Nevertheless, the process of transitioning from military to civilian life is difficult, and there are many veterans, internationally, who experience difficulties with graduation/employment compared to their civilian peers. Many factors influence the veteran transition: the gap of time between discharge, adjustment to civilian culture, their service-connected disabilities, etc. Despite various support systems and tertiary preventions, they may not always directly lead to better transition. As a result of the poor transition, there are many cases of veterans who experience: academic failure, challenges to gainful employment, family issues, homelessness, and suicide. In order to fill this knowledge gap, this paper will review 17 articles, and compare intervention strategies/analysis between the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. This study aims to find how each country differentiates the veteran transition from an international perspective.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will learn how each US, UK, and Canada differentiates the veteran transition from an international perspective, and give us an opportunity to think about optimal support for our veterans.

Keywords: Transition, Postsecondary Education, Veteran, Military, Vocational Rehabilitation

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Date

Feb 23 2021 - May 01 2021
Ongoing...

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 23 2021 - May 02 2021
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