The war is over.

The tour of duty ended.

But for the soldier, the fighting doesn’t end. The fight against memories of war and death, of the horrors of atrocity. That war, that fight, is far from over.

That fight occurs on an invisible battlefield- the mind and soul of the veteran. The veteran’s wife or husband and their children are not only witnesses to the battle but its unintended victims. They become the targets of anger or torment, the students of depression, anxiety, melancholy- what we have come to call post-traumatic stress disorder.

The collateral damage of war widens, encircling the children of the veterans.

Veterans’ Children is the first community and support organization to uncover and address the consequences of living with the trauma familiar to generations of veterans’ families- from World War II, Korea, Vietnam to our present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our purpose is to serve as a resource for healing and a forum for sharing stories.

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Recent Blog Posts

“Writing Your Way to Happiness”

3 February, 2015, 10:22 am

This article by Tara Parker-Pope in the January 19, 2015 New York Times  provides a comprehensive overview of recent research indicating that writing has physical as well as emotional health benefits.   Writing Your Way to Happiness The scientific research on the benefits of so-called expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and […]

“The Science of Suffering”

7 December, 2014, 12:52 pm

The transmission of trauma from parent to child is beginning to receive attention. Judith Shulevitz of the New Republic wrote “The Science of Suffering,” a comprehensive story that reports on the latest research. (http://bit.ly/14z8h4C) It details how research is now countering the traditional belief that family dynamics explained the “vicarious traumatization of the next generation.” The actual […]

An Opinion Piece from Time Magazine

15 May, 2013, 3:52 pm

“In the more immediate term, the military needs to decide what, and when, to do in terms of deciding when it will change the criteria. The Army already relaxed its PTSD criteria in April 2012. But more needs to be done. To do right by our troops, the view from here is that both the Pentagon and VA should embrace the new criteria without delay.”

Veterans' Children is based on a groundbreaking memoir about war's transgenerational trauma:
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