"Tastefully illustrated, "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans" is a one-of-a-kind position and device resource, especially for anyone who has experienced limb loss or serious genital injury." -Mitchell Tepper, PhD, MPH, author of "Regain That Feeling: Secrets to Sexual Self-Discovery" Human contact and sexuality are natural and essential parts of our lives. Need and desire do not dissipate when someone has experienced traumatic injury. While injuries may cause profound changes to one's life, intimacy and sexual activity are still possible-and could even present new opportunities. "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change" was written by occupational therapists who work with wounded veterans, but it is applicable to all who've experienced life-changing injury. Designed to help educate veterans, family members, significant others, and clinicians, this manual provides practical information and illustrations to help readers reengage in sexual activity and intimacy, with or without adaptations and modifications. The diagnoses considered when creating "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change" include but are not limited to: traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), genital injury, spinal cord injury (SCI ), and orthopedic injuries involving muscles, bones, nerves, and limb amputations. Regardless of injury, sexual pleasure is a realistic goal, as is the ability to form intimate relationships with others. "Veterans and spouses often describe difficulty with sexual intimacy as their greatest hurdle to healing, while doctors and therapists frequently describe sex as the issue they are most unprepared to address. In "Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change," both veterans and health care workers will find a comprehensive and compassionate guide. We should put a copy of this manual in the hands of every patient, spouse, and medical provider who walks through the door of a Military Treatment Facility. " --Emilie E. Godwin, Ph.D., LPC, MFT, Assistant Professor and Director of Psychotherapy & Family Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Neuropsychology Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care *Paid for by grants from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the SemperMax Support Fund. Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans is offered at a nominal charge to optimize its availability to all who can benefit by its use. Any proceeds from the sale of the guide will be used to purchase complimentary copies for distribution at military and veteran treatment facilities.
A message of comfort for grieving readers, this remarkable story recounts a mother's supernatural contact with a son who perished on a Flanders battlefield during World War I. Its simple message, as expressed in one of the soldier's communications, is that "There is no death. Life goes on without hindrance or handicap. The one thing that troubles the men who come here is the fact that the ones that loved them are in agony."
This first book by the much-loved stars of TV's Village Vets is the unforgettable, hilarious, heartwarming and hair-raising adventures of two country vets, the animals they treat and the characters they meet.
Best mates since they met on their first day at uni, Anthony Bennett and James Carroll both dreamed of working with animals from the time they were young. Committed and passionate about caring for creatures great and small, they share a mischievous sense of humour and a wonder for life that charms both animals and owners alike.
Warm, funny and fascinating, Village Vets chronicles the lives of these two young Aussie vets before they were famous - their adventures here in Australia and overseas will delight readers of all ages. There are stories of crazy cats, cranky cows, rude cockatoos, unexpected outcomes and miraculous recoveries. They have worked with every animal imaginable - operating on guinea pigs and euthanasing a pet fish, treating a horse that had lost its foot and fixing a prolapsed cow with a piece of polypipe. As much about the people they meet as about the animals, Village Vets is an unforgettable insight into the heartache and joy of life as a country vet.
J. T. Sandefur Western Kentucky University American's ability to compete in world markets is eroding. The productivity growth of our competitors outdistances our own. The capacity of our economy to provide a high standard of living for all our people is increasingly in doubt. As jobs requiring little skill are automated or go offshore and demand increases for the highly skilled, the pool of educated and skilled people grows smaller and the backwater of the unemployable rises. Large numbers of American children are in limbo--ignorant of the past and unprepared for the future. Many are dropping out--notjust out of school--but out of productive society. These are not my words. They are a direct quote from the Executive Summary of the Carnegie Forum Report on Education and the Economy entitled A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century (p. 2, 1986). This report was motivated by four purposes: 1. To remind Americans, yet again, of the economic challenges pressing us on all sides; 2. To assert the primacy of education as the foundation of economic growth, equal opportunity and a shared national vision; 3. To reaffirm that the teaching profession is the best hope for establishing new standards of excellence as the hallmark of American education; and 4. To point out that a remarkable window of opportunity lies before us in the next decade to reform education, an opportunity that may not present itself again until well into the next century.
You've been released from the military and now you're thrust back into civilian life - a clash of two realities. The things that you saw, did, and were done to you have fundamentally changed you. Who you are now is at odds with the world around you and the raging darkness inside is about to erupt. People expect you to go back to your old self. You might even hope to. What they do not understand - what you need to know - is that old self is gone. Grieve it, let go, and know there is a place from which to start putting yourself back together. The person you are now can find healing and wholeness. This is your new mission.
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