Resource Discovery: Understanding the Military Experience

Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD

PBS (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) has some excellent resources for mental health professionals who want to better understand the military experience and inform their practice. On the web page entitled, Stories of Service multiple links are provided that give information about the challenges and opportunities that military members may experience when returning to a civilian environment.

Crafting useful art objects can give military members an opportunity to express themselves and “tell their story.” In the PBS’s series Craft in America there is an episode entitledServicein which veterans tell their stories.

PBS the cup

“My wife calls my work War Awareness Art. I’m not so concerned if you’re for or against a specific war, but that you’re ignorant of what’s happening is not OK with me.” — artist Ehren Tool (PBS, Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/veterans/stories-of-service/stream-tv/a-to-z/craft-in-america-service/)

PBS Resources:
Veterans telling their stories in craft making.
Other PBS resources – Stories of Service.

 

This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.

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