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*Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Faith After Combat:
Pastoral Care of Returning Veterans
Compiled by Lora Carter Nafziger & Clair Hochstetler
A living peace church initiative of the Church of the Brethren for returning military personnel. On
Earth Peace believes that the Christian message of love, justice, service, and
humility includes reaching out to soldiers, who may be hurting, afraid, silent,
and marginalized. Too often, Christian pacifists have been separated from those
who have served in the military. A living peace church
all those who have experienced the violence and trauma of war.
Accepting the Ashes-
A Daughter's Look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by Elizabeth Quynn, the daughter of a combat veteran of the Viet Nam who battled PTSD for over 3 decades and died in 2004. After her father's death, she
wrote a book to share her experience with other veterans and their families. The book's website contains links to other veteran resources.
Diagnostic criteria for PTSD according to the DSM-IV.
The Second Battle by Rachel Houston. World Magazine , May 27, 2006. Portrays key issues and various efforts to provide resources for spiritual and emotional care and counseling of war veterans from chaplains, counselors, local churches and other agencies. Full article access requires subscription.
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