Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Paula Domenici, Keith Armstrong, and Suzanne Best – co-authors of Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members and Dwight Zimmerman of the Military Writers Society of America, September 16.
Parents of returning service members may sometimes feel that their voices are not heard. The media is saturated with stories about troops returning from deployment with mental health problems like post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse. Some also return home with physical problems including traumatic brain injury, physical pain or more severe injuries like amputations. Almost all returning service members experience reintegration challenges such as readjusting to family and community, finding employment or attending school.
But rarely do we hear how parents are taking on the role of supporting their sons and daughters who have served our country. In countless ways these parents provide help-and when their military child suffers significant physical or psychological injuries, they may once again become their primary caretaker. For mothers and fathers and others in a parenting role, it can be overwhelming at times, and resources are limited.
Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members provides a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. This groundbreaking book acknowledges the significant contribution and sacrifice parents have made for their military children, provides strategies and resources that will assist them in understanding and supporting their son or daughter, and will validate their own personal experiences. This book is a valuable resource for any parent who is seeking to better understand and support a returning military child while caring for themselves.
Zimmerman is the co-author, with Bill O’Reilly, of the bestselling LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS, a young adult adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling KILLING LINCOLN.
Zimmerman’s critically acclaimed graphic biography THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL, a dual biography of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln was released in July 2012. Zimmerman is a host of the Veterans Radio program “At Ease.” The program airs Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. Eastern time and can be listened to on the Internet at www.veteransradio.net. Zimmerman is presently writing a series of articles commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II for Defense Media Network chronologically recounting events of that conflict. They offer a fascinating mix of history and human interest and can be read for free at Defense Media Network’s website: www.defensemedianetwork.com.
Today Dwight talks about the Military Writers Society of America who will be conducting their annual conference in Dayton this year. Dwight also will share more about his ongoing series of WWII 70th anniversary with overlooked, since-forgotten, or unknown aspects of the war and its battles.
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