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Women Who Served in Our Military: Insights for Interventions



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This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Women Who Served in Our Military: Insights for Interventions

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Run time: 70 min

Production date: 2005

Women Who Served in Our MilitaryThis videotape presents the many trauma treatment options available to women Veterans today by VA Medical Centers, VA Outpatient Clinics, and Vet Centers. Special emphasis is placed on the fact that nationwide, VA is offering more services oriented towards women and their special needs, and that women Veterans need not be apprehensive about seeking care through the VA.

Hosted by Jane Pauley, distinguished television news anchorwoman and journalist, the video examines how women may be adversely affected by their deployment to war zones, often leading to considerable stress responses and disruption of normal family life. Testimonials by Veterans who sought treatment offer tangible proof that treatment does make a difference in bringing a person back to normalcy.

VA and Vet Center clinicians explore the multiple ways extreme stress may affect a person and outline ways women vets can start to work towards combating their afflictions through individual and group therapy and medications. The videotape also offers a historical perspective of women's considerable contributions in service to their country.

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Women Who Served in Our Military
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(70:00) Video (228 kB) Part 1
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