Welcome Them Home, Help Them Heal

by John Sippola, Amy Blumenshine, and others. Whole Person Associates, 2009.

This resource combines the authors' military, medical, and faith backgrounds to address the challenges veterans face after serving and the healing role faith communities can play for them.


background on the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, transition to civilian life, actions to help veterans heal, referral organizations and tools for parish nurses

Best For

clergy, care teams, and parish nurses specializing in veteran care


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Provide specialized care for veterans by reading chapters detailing actions congregations can take to help veterans heal.
  • Prepare care teams to help veterans transition to civilian life by sharing this resource, focusing on the discussion on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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