Skip to Content



Resources for Recovery: Guidelines for Helping Your Family After Combat Injury

Your military loved one has been wounded and suddenly your world has been turned upside down. Combat injury is a life-changing event that impacts a family’s routines and its sense of safety and wholeness. Combat injury especially affects children of all ages. Children worry about the effect of the injury on their wounded parent; how that injury will change their bond with that parent and the parents’ relationship with each other. Often, caring adults do not know how to speak to children about the injury and its impact on their family, or how much and what kind of information should be communicated.