We are currently in crisis when there are 22 veterans a day that commit suicide. Families are not being supported by the system. We need to include the family members when we are treating the veteran. In order for a veteran to survive the battle scars of war, we need to treat the family as a whole.
Our program incorporates the family system in order to support the veteran. When the family member(s) are included, the veteran no longer feels alone. In addition, the family members are then empowered and have a sense of purpose in assisting the veteran. Families will need support and relationship tools in order to successfully reintegrate with the veteran. This reintegration comes from counseling.
Our goal for the PTSD program is to create an environment that integrates the family system to assist the veteran. We call this “Back to Basics” in which communication skills are taught to the veteran and the spouse. “Homework” is assigned and the family has to accomplish the “homework” and the “homework” is then used for the duration of the relationship.