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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the effect of the Seeking Safety program's services on improvement in PTSD, psychiatric symptoms, and social support among homeless female veterans. In policy and practice, clinicians should be trained on how to use the program to better serve homeless female veterans, and policymakers should push for clinician training for those who work with homeless veterans. Suggestions for future research include applying this study and the Seeking Safety program to non-VA healthcare systems, assessing substance use within the program, and assessing the long-term effects of the Seeking Safety program.

Original Citation

Desai, R. A., Harpaz-Rotem, I., Najavits, L. M., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2008). Impact of the seeking safety program on clinical outcomes among homeless female veterans with psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric Services, 59(9), 996-1003. https://doi.org/10.1176/ps.2008.59.9.996

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Clinical Psychology | Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Health services, Veterans, Women veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Homelessness, Substance abuse, Social support, Mental health

Subject

Medical care; Veterans; United States; Women veterans; Homelessness; Substance abuse; Social networks; Mental health

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 10-5-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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