The Journey Home from War is a non-partisan, one-day training being offered for the local community to better welcome, integrate and extend outreach to veterans. The aim is to strengthen the capacity of leaders and organizations to address the needs of veterans and their families and to build resilience.
The Journey Home from War program is based on Trauma Resilience training developed for the 9/11 aftermath. The training is led by Brookfield Institute co-founder Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor, an international trauma healing practitioner.
This one-day introductory training provides individuals and organizations with the background and resources they need to create effective outreach to veterans in their local communities. The workshop is designed to assist participants in understanding the journey of healing and will review the basic theory as it applies to experience of veterans and military families including:
- the effects of trauma on the body, mind and spirit,
- common responses to unhealed trauma,
- recognizing the symptoms of traumatic brain injury
- insight about coping with moral injury, and
- new skills and strategies to chart a healing journey.
In addition, participants will learn about the process of coming home faced by all veterans, such as:
- stages veterans move through as they prepare for deployment and as they return;
- battle mind: unlearning some aspects of basic training in order to re-acclimate to life with their families, and
- creating a specific plan to support veterans and military families.
Thank you to Country Bank. Their support made this workshop possible.
For more information, please call 413-563-7282 or email Beverly@careforthetroops-ma.org