Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Process Changes Needed When Caring for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen to normal people who have witnessed a traumatic event. Military training does not cause a person to be immune from trauma. War, by its very nature is a series of traumatic events. Problem: Military … Continued
PTSD Resources

PTSD Resources

VFU is a not-for-profit organization that offers a comprehensive website and resource bank for identifying and helping veterans and families who may need assistance in understanding and coping with war-related illness. Financial resources are not available, but information on how … Continued
Veteran Coping Skills

Veteran Coping Skills

Veterans have amazing coping skills. The war and survival skills that a veteran used to stay alive during conflict and to return home are extraordinary and resulted in him/her doing just that, staying alive and returning home. The skills that the … Continued
Family Coping Skills

Family Coping Skills

Your family has also developed and learned survival skills while your veteran was at war. These skills helped you to make it through daily life, even knowing the constant peril that your veteran faced and the uncertainty of your future. … Continued
Dealing with Loss

Dealing with Loss

In one way, the previous life together is lost forever. With loss, comes some sadness and grief for which there are predictable stages. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ph.D. found that all loss includes the following: Denial – examples include thoughts like “Life … Continued
Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Support – www.caregiver.va.gov   VA’s website dedicated to family caregivers of Veterans. It can be an incredibly demanding job, and we want you to know you don’t have to do it alone. There is a caregiver toolbox and links to find help near … Continued
Children and Youth Resources

Children and Youth Resources

Child Care Aware – www.childcareaware.org/en/operationchildcare.  Web site for National Guard and Reservists children issues. Crisis Issues for Children of Veterans School Safety and Crisis Resources – http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/index.aspx.  This link is to the American Psychological Association web site that addresses crisis … Continued
Counseling

Counseling

Cohen’s Veteran Network –  https://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/at-a-glance/ For veterans and families in need of mental health for low to no cost. Give An Hour – www.giveanhour.org.  A non-profit organization offering FREE mental health resources for military and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. … Continued
Education

Education

Army Ed Space – www.ArmyEdSpace.com ArmyEdSpace.com provides students, parents, educators and Soldiers with access to a robust directory of programs, resources and education news. Whether learning more about the variety of no-cost programs available or considering the military as a … Continued
Family Support

Family Support

The Armed Forces Foundation – www.ArmedForcesFoundation.org.  The Armed Forces Foundation is a non profit organization that started in 2010 and is dedicated to providing comfort and solace to members of the military community through financial support, career counseling, housing assistance … Continued