The Challenges Of Veterans With Disabilities

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This research paper will discuss the challenges and opportunities that veterans with disabilities encounter when transitioning from the Military into the civilian workplace. Currently, there are more than 6 million veterans in the United States with a disability. A veteran is defined as a person who has served or is serving in the United States Armed Forces. While reintegrating the veterans back into the workplace, veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Physical Disabilities will be one of the greatest challenges that any agency will encounter. This will require that organizations prepare and implement procedures to make special accommodations to assist the Veteran while following the federally mandated guidelines. Moreover, this will allow organizations to employee and empower America’s bravest men and women; hiring a veteran brings valuable skills and knowledge into the workplace. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is defined as a debilitating psychological condition triggered by a major event such as war, a terrorist act, or a catastrophic event. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs there are over 2.3 million American Veterans of the Irag and Afghanistan wars, with at least 20 % of them having a documented case of PTSD. Additionally, it is presumed that about 50% of the Veterans who actually have PTSD do not seek treatment. Statistics show that of the 61% of men who experience trauma only 8% actually develop PTSD, versus the 51% of woman who
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