Saturday, December 17, 2011

Simulator Helps Families Understand PTSD

This news report highlights a new simulator program to help families understand PTSD.  Many of our service members return from war, struggling with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.  These hidden wounds affect the entire family--spouses, children, parents, and more.

The simulator is the first of its kind and the goal is to prepare families to manage their new life with a wounded service member.

The creator of the simulator shares--"These families are very nervous, scared in fact, about saying the wrong thing or not saying anything at all."

At this point, we do not know how successful this program will be in helping individuals understand and manage PTSD within their family.  The Lopez family, highlighted in this segment, is hopeful that this program will give them tools to begin the healing process.

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