Called to Serve: A Military Women’s Wellness Series
With the increase in women serving in the military, more servicewomen are experiencing combat in roles similar to men. Women returning from deployment may experience less support from peers and supervisors as well as various stressors including an increased risk of harassment, sexual assault, mental illness, and unemployment. Due to these concerns, the development of programs focusing on the health and wellness in female service members and dependents are needed. This paper describes a series of workshops that were developed to educate female service members and dependents at a university on areas of wellness to encourage the development and sustainment of healthy lifestyles, relationships, and career choices. A discussion related to how personnel from the Land Grant University Cooperative Extension system were utilized in the workshops is provided as well as implications and future directions of the program.
Journal of Military and Government Counseling
Bjornestad, Andrea and Letcher, Amber, "Called to Serve: A Military Women’s Wellness Series" (2015). Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications. 17.