A-09 - Trauma, Stress and Violence in Military Families

The service member signs up to be a WARRIOR – to deploy – to go to combat. Spouses and children do not . . . yet ALL are affected. Long periods of separation cause stress for each family member, and that stress is enhanced when there is trauma. Failure to understand and address these issues sometimes leads to violence in the home. This talk addresses the dynamics experienced within Mrs. Jackson’s Air Force Family (and 20-year marriage) which survived three deployments, as well as what Mrs. Jackson has learned from over 12 years of living and working just outside the gates of Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations in the world. The service member serves, but the family SACRIFICES. When we understand how war affects EVERYONE, we find solutions.