A weekend conference called “Hope for the Home Front,” is set for October 4-6, 2013 in Omaha.
The conference is designed to educate, encourage and empower 100 women who support service members on the home front.
Over 1,500 Nebraska service members have returned with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD.
Their wives, mothers, girlfriends, sisters and other caregivers are deeply affected by the service member’s war experiences and, in turn, often suffer from stress and fatigue and other health problems.
Dysfunction, violence and divorce rates are high among military families.
“Often veteran’s families have an enormous adjustment when the service member returns,” said Peggy Reisher, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska (BIA-NE). “The soldier’s transformation from the battlefield to the home front is often a challenge that can be compounded by traumatic brain injury and PTSD.”
Hope for the Home Front will bring women, who are caring for veterans of any conflict, together with women having the same experiences.
The conference provides a safe environment where women can get counseling, education and learn about resources. There will also be some pampering.
The Nebraska Veterans Task Force, a division of the Brain Injury Association, is also helping facilitate conference.
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