Wounded warriors are returning to their homes and communities. Their needs for services and support will vary widely. Their injuries are different than those seen in other wars, because the “weapons” are blasts, improvised explosive devices, chemicals and rocket propelled grenades. Service providers in the community face new challenges in treating wounded warriors. In preparation for their return, many providers in local communities are training staff, identifying resources, and developing veteran centric services.
This tip card discusses the importance of understanding the military culture, preparing for the first meeting, and provides an overview of challenges due to traumatic brain injury.