How do veterans return to civilian life? What helps them? What are their struggles and triumphs? What can we do better? As thousands of men and women return from military service and combat experiences, there is a pressing need to listen to their stories and learn about their experiences.
I am a PhD in social work candidate and the mother of an active duty serviceman doing my dissertation research on these very questions. The goal of the study is to tell veterans stories in their own voices and learn about what's working and what's needed.
This qualitative dissertation study involves interviewing 40 veterans, transcribing and analyzing the data collected in the interviews and writing an in depth report of the results.
Your donation will help fund the transcription and analysis of the data and producing the final document.
As I meet and talk to veterans and active duty service people, including my own son, I feel strongly that my work will add a vitally needed element to our national discussion of our responsibility to the people who go out and do the hard and dangerous work of military service on behalf of all of us.
I am in the process of conducting interviews and donations are needed now to help fund transcription and data analysis. Please help me complete this work.. Thank you so much for your assistance. Katherine