Political Perspectives on 02/01/12
“Turning Ghosts Into Ancestors:” Healing from the Trauma of War
Suzanne LaGrande interviews Dr. Joseph Bobrow, founder and president of the Coming Home Project. Started in 2005, the Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing expert, compassionate care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers.
In this interview, Dr. Bobrow discusses some of the challenges that veterans and their families face, and especially the "invisible" physical as well as moral injuries or war. Based in San Francisco, CA, the Coming Home Project creates a safe environment where veterans and their families can reconnect with each other and regain a sense of trust. He also talks about the importance of storytelling in a community of peers as a important part of what enables people to recover from trauma. For more information about Dr. Bobrow’s work and that of the Coming Home project visit: www.cominghomeproject.net