In this study, researchers found that veterans with college training were more likely to become employed when they also received job search assistance and job placement assistance, as well as that veterans without such training increased their probability of employment after receiving diagnoses and treatment of impairments, VR counseling, job placement assistance, rehabilitation technology, and other supports. In practice, the results of this study provide important information for rehabilitation counselors, vocational counselors, and other practitioners working with veterans with disabilities. In policy, policymakers should work to support and expand state VR programs to reach a wider population of veterans. Suggestions for future study include going beyond whether or not technology services were received, performing a more in-depth analysis of how the various components of rehabilitation technology affect the outcomes of veterans enrolled in VR programs, and exploring whether veterans’ service needs vary based on whether or not they are enrolled in higher education programs.
Boutin, D. (2011). Effective vocational rehabilitation services for military veterans. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(2), 24-32. https://doi.org/10.1891/0047-2126.96.36.199
Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Vocational Education
Vocational training, Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, Veterans, College and university training, Disability, Employment, Research brief
Vocational rehabilitation; Occupational training
Employment and Economic Opportunity; Higher Education
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Military Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 343.
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