This session was recorded during the 2021 Alaska chapter of the NASW Bi-annual Conference.
This session will identify ways of working with military veterans and active-duty military with an intersectional lens. Many veterans and military service members have experienced issues of discrimination and oppression individually, as well as the systemic issues of oppression within the military. We will explore issues and identities of marginalized groups and the impact on social work services with these populations.
- Attendees will explore the history of social justice issues in the military and the effects of those issues on past and present military members (ie. Racism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia).
- Attendees will learn about ways to assist veterans and military members and create safety for people to explore these issues and the impact in their current lives.
- Attendees will be able to identify resiliency factors to assist marginalized veterans and service members and identify intersectional approaches to working with these populations.