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PTSD Impacts on Children

This June is PTSD Awareness month and June 27 is National PTSD Awareness Day. It is important to remember how military life impacts not only just adults but also our nation's children. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in adults can have effects on a family as a whole.

Here are some helpful links from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to learn more about recognizing signs and helping children through difficult changes:

Military and Veteran Families and Children: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/military-children-and-families

Traumatic Grief in Military Children: http://nctsn.org/trauma-types/traumatic-grief/traumatic-grief-military-children

National PTSD Awareness Day: http://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness/national-ptsd-awareness-day