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Inside/Outside Training: A Campus-Based Field Unit Approach for Working with Veterans

Published April 2014

by Katherine Selber, PhD
Texas State University, San Marcos

Nancy Chavkin, PhD
Texas State University, San Marcos
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Abstract: This article reports on the development and implementation of a campus-based, faculty-supervised field unit used to train Bachelor’s and Master’s-level social work students to work with military personnel, veterans, and their families. The model starts with working inside the campus environment by using services to student veterans to both respond to needs of the student veteran population and to teach competencies for serving the veteran population outside of the campus in community veteran service organizations. It discusses the lessons learned from student outcomes and program outcomes over the past three years and implications.
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