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July 2010

Military reckons with the mental wounds of war

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This article tells the story of Staff Sgt. James Ownbey, a Marine who served in Iraq as an explosive ordinance disposal technician in 2007, and two other deployments who now suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and numerous physical ailments.
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July 2010

VHA Directive: Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Programming

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This directive advices VA facilities on the appropriate programming and requirements for addressing MST. Of note is the directive for universal screening practices and free care for MST-related services for all veterans.
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June 2010

Interview with Anuradha Bhagwati, Executive Director, Service Women Action Network (SWAN)

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This video interview with SWAN’s Executive Director, a former marine, provides an overview of the challenges faced by female veterans while deployed and after returning to their communities. It also discusses the incidence of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and the implications of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy”. 
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May 2010

Testimony before Congress by Anuradha Bhagwati

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This testimony particularly emphasizes the societal and institutional responses to survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) that continue to place women at greater risk for further violence and isolation. This publication also sheds light on the repercussions of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on service women and men.
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May 2010

Military Sexual Trauma: A Little Known Veteran Issue

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This radio interview discusses the military sexual trauma and related challenges face by a veteran who experienced sexual harassment while serving in the military. Rachel Cesar shares her story, and discusses homelessness, the pursuit of help and healing, and issues faced by women veterans specifically.
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May 2010

House Committee on Veterans Affairs Joint Hearing with Subcommittee on Health on Healing the Wounds: Evaluating Military Sexual Trauma Issues

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This document provides the written version of testimony provided by the Executive Director of SWAN regarding the issue of Military Sexual Trauma and the experiences of individuals working within the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs facilities and programs.
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April 2010

Mothers in the Military: Punishing Mothers Who Serve

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* See Women and War, where journalists, experts, female soldiers and veterans share their experiences and discuss issues including women in combat, sexual assault in the military and inadequate benefits for female veterans.
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April 2010

Military Sexual Trauma: Stories from Survivors

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This article shares the personal stories of two people who experienced sexual assault while serving in the military and their stories of healing within the VA system.
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January 2010

Command Indiscretion

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This article highlights some of the challenges experienced by military women while deployed related to sexual violence, reproductive justice, motherhood and other issues.
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January 2010

Collaborating for Safety: Coordinating the Military and Civilian Response to Domestic Violence

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This handbook provides an overview of the processes used in the implementation of the OVW funded Military/Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project.
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January 2010

Women, Trauma and PTSD

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This fact sheet reviews research on women's experiences of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with a focus on gender-based similarities and differences.
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December 2009

Back from combat, women struggle for acceptance

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The article reports, "More than 230,000 American women have fought in those recent wars and at least 120 have died doing so, yet the public still doesn't completely understand their contributions on the modern battlefield."