Welcome Them Home Help Them Heal: Pastoral Care and Ministry With Service Members Returning from War, by Sippola, John W.
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- ISBN: 9781570252464 | 1570252467
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/2009
Welcome Them Home Help Them Heal was written to equip the growing number of pastors, parish nurses, counselors, and caregivers across the country to support and advocate for veterans and their loved ones. It expands the reader's knowledge of how to provide physical,, mental and spiritual care for veterans. Welcome Them Home is a practical guide for ministering to veterans offering an understanding of the nature of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, the challenges soldiers face when returning home, and the physical, psychological and spiritual wounds of war. It offers guidelines to caregivers for creating a welcoming and safe environment for returning soldiers. It also provides a wealth of resources: agencies that serve veterans; tips for making effective referrals; quick screening tools for PTSD, depression, and traumatic brain injury; and a comprehensive Wounds of War assessment.