Courage to Care, Courage to Talk

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress’ Child and Family Program launched a unique health campaign, Courage to Care Courage to Talk. The campaign’s purpose is to foster communication around the impact of war injuries on military families and children, and to connect families to supportive resources and individuals within the healthcare environment. The Courage to Care, Courage to Talk resources — posters and brochures in English and Spanish —  address topics such as “talking to healthcare providers,” “talking to your children about the injury,” and  “principles of care” for families of the combat injured.

A number of prominent military treatment centers participated in the campaign including National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, and Madigan Army Medical Center.

Resources can be viewed at http://www.couragetotalk.org.