Pathways to Successful Reintegration: The Lived Experiences of African American Female Veterans
Within the military service member community, there has been a continued increase in the minority population among military veterans, and more progressively among female veterans. Today, female veterans are more bound to be minorities than their non-minority partners. The number of minority female veterans, specifically African American female veterans, continues to grow more quickly than the structures set up to help them. Having an unsupportive system is critical with a population that is more likely to have economic and health disparities post-service. Therefore, semi-structured interviews were utilized to explore and seek understanding of African American female veterans lived experience successfully reintegrating from the military, and the areas of influence on their success. Having explored the lived experiences and areas of influence that were successful, may pinpoint a pathway to success that can shape the way the military offers resources and support to African American female veterans who are reintegrating and transitioning from military service to civilian life.
Counseling Psychology|Military studies|African American Studies|Womens studies
"Pathways to Successful Reintegration: The Lived Experiences of African American Female Veterans"
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