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The Resource When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans, Paula J. Caplan

When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans, Paula J. Caplan

Label
When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans
Title
When Johnny and Jane come marching home
Title remainder
how all of us can help veterans
Statement of responsibility
Paula J. Caplan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Traumatized veterans returning from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are often diagnosed as suffering from a psychological disorder and prescribed a regimen of psychotherapy and psychiatric drugs. But why, asks psychologist Paula J. Caplan in this impassioned book, is it a mental illness to be devastated by war? What is a mentally healthy response to death, destruction, and moral horror? In When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home, Caplan argues that the standard treatment of therapy and drugs is often actually harmful. It adds to veterans burdens by making them believe wrongly that they have gotten over it; it isolates them behind the closed doors of the therapists office; and it makes them rely on often harmful drugs. The numbers of traumatized veterans from past and present wars who continue to suffer demonstrate the ineffectiveness of this approach. Sending anguished veterans off to talk to therapists, writes Caplan, conveys the message that the rest of us don't want to listen{u2014}or that we don't feel qualified to listen. As a result, the truth about war is kept under wraps. Most of us remain ignorant about what war is really like{u2014}and continue to allow our governments to go to war without much protest. Caplan proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one. (She provides guidelines for conducting these conversations.) This would begin a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war, and it would start the healing process for our returning veterans
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caplan, Paula J
Dewey number
616.890086/97
Index
index present
LC call number
RC550
LC item number
.C37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 E-090
  • WM 172.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Veterans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Social Support
  • Veterans
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Veterans
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans, Paula J. Caplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When Johnny and Jane come marching home: the problem -- Being a veteran -- There's only so much emotional carnage of war that therapists can fix -- The wrong responses begin: what the military is doing while Johnny and Jane are over there and why it's not enough -- What the VA is doing once Johnny and Jane are home and why it's not enough -- What every citizen can do to help -- This matters desperately
Control code
662154189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages
Isbn
9780262015547
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010036660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)662154189
Label
When Johnny and Jane come marching home : how all of us can help veterans, Paula J. Caplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When Johnny and Jane come marching home: the problem -- Being a veteran -- There's only so much emotional carnage of war that therapists can fix -- The wrong responses begin: what the military is doing while Johnny and Jane are over there and why it's not enough -- What the VA is doing once Johnny and Jane are home and why it's not enough -- What every citizen can do to help -- This matters desperately
Control code
662154189
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 282 pages
Isbn
9780262015547
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010036660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)662154189

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