Veteran to discuss what occurred and thoughts

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veteran to discuss what occurred and thoughts surrounding the events of past and present. Because of the possible guilt or shame a service member may have due to the event, social workers need to have an awareness of their beliefs and values, and how it could affect their work with the veterans they are serving. Social workers need to have knowledge of how trauma impacts the lives of individuals, and how to practice with a trauma-informed lens. Practicing from a trauma-informed lens allows a practitioner to explore trauma while also assessing the areas of the awareness of the trauma, safety, and control while using a strength-based approach (Hopper, Bassuk, & Olivet, 2009).
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