Photo: Soldiers, officers and civilian employees attend the commencement ceremony for the U.S. Army’s annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Pentagon Center Courtyard in Arlington, Virginia, March 31, 2015.
Differential Risk for Homelessness Among US Male and Female Veterans With a Positive Screen for Military Sexual Trauma.
Military sexual trauma (MST) is associated with adverse physical and mental health outcomes following military separation. Recent research suggests that MST may be a determinant in several factors associated with postdeployment homelessness.
To evaluate MST as an independent risk factor for homelessness and to determine whether risk varies by sex.
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS:
A retrospective cohort study of US veterans who used Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services between fiscal years 2004 and 2013 was
By Kate McGraw, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Deployment Health Clinical Center
May 15, 2017
I’ve been working for the military for over 30 years in many different roles. While my gender makes me obviously different from my male counterparts, I’ve never focused on it as a barrier because my parents raised me to do my best, and to accomplish the goals I set in my mind and heart, regardless of my gender.
Early in my career, I broke into the previously gender-restricted missile operations career field. That experience strongly shaped my perspective, and throughout
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Our Person of the Week faced a battle that once seemed to have no end in sight. Because of that experience, Alyce Knaflich, a veteran, has taken on a cause to help women who need roofs over their heads.
Knaflich is the driving force behind an ambitious project to tackle homelessness among female veterans, a nationwide problem that is also prevalent in the mountains.
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