First List of Possible Issues for Research Veterans Unit of Inquiry March 2012
IssuesPTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)—battle fatigue—shell shockTBI (traumatic brain injury)Amputees—roboticsMental illnessDrug and alcohol addictionImpact of faith (religion) on soldiers in combat and vets in civilian lifeImpact on family members with soldiers and vets serving in combatPhysical effects of war—blindnessHippotherapy (horses) for vetsMedical advancements due to combat injuries and their treatmentPsychological effects of combat on soldiers/vetsSuicideDepressionRecovery from mental illnessRecovery from physical illnessPrisoners of warWeaponsTransition to civilian life (too broad)Life on the front lines (too broad)Preparation of soldiers for war (kinds of training)
Prevention and recovery programs for PTSDFamily issuesDamage to a soldier’s/vet’s moral valuesPossible good outcomes of warPolitics of war –effects on soldiers/vetsReasons for volunteering for military service when country is at warMilitary support for physically/emotionally wounded soldiersMilitary special ops (operations)RehabilitationNicole Torralba is most deserving of recognition by Who’s Who because of herunique combination of intellectual curiosity and compassion concerning theglobal issues her generation will have to face in the 21st century. Having workedclosely with her in the tenth grade, I was privileged to guide her in two researchstudies—one on issues facing Africa and one on issues that veterans of the wars inIraq and Afghanistan face. She brought her compassion for the plight of othersless fortunate than she to both projects as she delved into in-depth reading andresearch about AIDS among the women of central Africa and the issues specific tofemale combat veterans. Her research skills, her writing skills, and herpresentation skills far surpassed those of most college freshmen. I expect greataccomplishments from Nicole both personally and professionally, and I will be
proud to say that Creekview High School helped make some small contribution toher success.