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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Reintegration Challenges

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Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Reintegration Challenges

  • Date Created: 11/14/2017
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Reintegration Challenges Author(s):

David Riggs, PhD


The process of transitioning to and from a combat deployment or leaving military service can be challenging under any circumstance. When a Service member or Veteran is experiencing symptoms of PTSD during these transitions, the process of reintegration can be much more complicated.

Goals and Objectives

This online course describes the stresses associated with different phases of the deployment cycle for Service members and their families. The author gives particular attention to the impact of PTSD on the process of reintegration following combat deployments.

  • Describe stressors associated with different points in the deployment cycle.
  • Identify critical challenges faced by Service members as they reintegrate following deployments.
  • Discuss ways in which PTSD can complicate the reintegration process.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health