One of the most in-demand specialties in social work is working with military personnel and their families. Help rebuild the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

There is a well-documented need for military personnel, veterans and their families to receive appropriate social services. However, not all helping professionals are familiar with military culture and the unique issues they and their families face. This may result in the inadequate provision of services. Harm may inadvertently result due to the professional’s lack of understanding of the unique issues faced by our service members, veterans and their families.

Dominican University and its Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) recognizes the sacrifice our service members and their families make and feel it is crucial to provide them with quality care when they need help. GSSW now offers to all MSW students a Concentration in Working with the Military and their Families. The Military Concentration will train MSW students in the knowledge and skills necessary to work with service members, vets and their families.

Completion of the military courses will take place in the student’s concentration year. The successful completion of the military concentration allows agencies, organizations, and all others who work with service members, veterans and their families know that GSSW students are competent to provide evidence-based clinical services to military service members, veterans and their families.

Current MSW candidates who have completed their foundation year in the GSSW program will be able to enroll in the Military concentration classes. Students are required to complete their concentration field placement at an agency that provides services to military personnel, veterans and their families.

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