Courage to Care: Invisible Injuires of War (For Provider)

The invisible injuries of service members resulting from our nation’s war on terrorism pose complex challenges for military families, especially military children. With injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), there are often dramatic changes in personality and behavior without a change in one’s appearance. This “injury duality” — looking the same, but not acting the same — is troubling for family members, friends and co-workers, and can be particularly confusing for children who thrive on parental consistency, trust and safety.

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