We Help America’s Heroes – Soldiers, Police, Fire, EMT – and Their Families
Recover From The Psychological Harm Caused by Career Induced Stress
Restoring Optimism and Creating Futures TogetherTHE PROGRAM FOR WARRIOR AND FAMILY RESTORATION
Members of the Armed Services, first responders/public safety officials and their families across the nation often face psychological and emotional wounds borne of trauma-induced stress from their experiences on front lines of America’s safety.
Sadly, these conditions lead to the destruction of relationships, families, careers and ultimately lives.
For so many of these warriors, their struggles tragically can end up including drinking, drugs, passivity or even violent acting out and suicides. So many express feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness and separation, emotional isolation and intimacy starvation. Too many have feelings of fear, frustration and anger, preoccupation, high stress, anxiety, nervousness and difficulty in focusing.
Too often the warrior also finds it difficult to get past the adrenaline inducing negative thrill of excitement from danger or high- risk situations. Too often, the hero misses the unduplicated closeness and camaraderie of those who have shared these highly stressful experiences.
For those heroes who have experienced degrees of trauma-induced brokenness, treatment histories have demonstrated clearly that go-it-alone, individual, isolated or one-off treatments of just the warrior alone are far less effective in restoring their lives and enabling them to transition successfully and happily back into civilian society.
We Solve These Problems
The five points of distinction which make w2c programs more effective
Today, there are approximately 6 million post 9-11 military service members and first responders/public safety officials in the U.S. – many face a devastating reality.
- Fifty percent of the post 9-11 veterans say they have had emotionally traumatic, distressing experiences.
- Nearly 1 million have been diagnosed with PTSD.
- Too many endure broken families, depression and anxiety, isolation, feelings of helplessness and even suicide, and substance abuse.
Too often, typical treatment programs for the psychological and emotional wounds of these warriors and their families have been found to be far less effective for two reasons:
- They are go-it-alone, one-off, short-term treatments without continuity, and
- They involve just the warrior alone and not the whole family – leading to the erosion of family relationships.
Among 40,000 U.S. wounded warrior programs, since 2010, W2C answers the missing treatment needs as one of very few to deliver the following critical portfolio of treatment elements:
- Exclusive, singular focus on mental, emotional and spiritual “brokenness healing” and restoration of the warrior/first responder and family for long term success – success based on objectively measured metrics;
- On-going involvement of warrior families and integration with psychological treatment strategies of family systems;
- Consistent, sustained support/ treatment over as much as six months – not short-term, quick-fix approach;
- One of the most comprehensive packages of diverse treatment modalities for maximum effectiveness – not one-shot, one-type;
- Ability to deliver program nationally to any warrior/anywhere/anytime (digitally in 2021) and via scheduled face-to-face programming in various locations – employing “train and certify the trainers” approach for maximum national reach and effect. All trainers served in uniform.
Our Overall Benefit
W2C saves lives, marriages, families, reduces child abuse and restores warriors to happy, satisfying lives
Reestablishes loving, trusting family bonds/community/hope/optimism
One of the most effective, family-based therapeutic programs with objectively assessed metrics.
It is delivered at no charge to warriors and their families by interdisciplinary professionals, all of whom served in uniform.
- Regarded as best practice in successfully addressing divorce and suicide prevention.
- Directly addresses broken relationships.
Over last 20 years, broken relationships have been the major causal factor for the highest documented divorce rate and resulting suicides in this population.
- Over 80% of marriages measurably strengthened, staying together for years,
- Over 30% of these couples renewed their wedding vows, with only a 2.4% divorce rate– – as compared to the 70% failure rate without intervention.
- 100% treatment success rate for children affected by trauma.
The Program for Warrior and Family Restoration” is based on this truth…
“Warriors’ success navigating through and beyond their traumatic experiences depends in large part on how resilient they are. The quality of their close personal and family relationships are the most significant determinant of resiliency – – as noted in nearly every review or study of resilience in the last 50 years.” (New York Times journalist and author, Eilene Zimmerman).
Currenly, there are five proven programs we deliver. They are being extended for online delivery so the number of families we can help will be greatly expanded.
- Family Resiliency Program
- Homelife Transition Program
- Children Resiliency and Trauma Program
- Moral Injury Program
- Maintaining Resilience in Public Safety Program
Designed by America’s Heroes to Help Other Families Like Theirs
W2C Programs are tailored to the special needs of each group served. Each has been designed by veterans and first responders collaborating with university and mental health professionals.
This has produced programs proven to make lasting improvements in relationships and family members ability to remain resilient and bounce back from stressors.
FAMILY RESILIENCY PROGRAM
Our flagship program for warriors and their families. Covering 28 days and includes assessment, counseling, coaching and goal setting. The skills learned changes beliefs and attitudes using proven psychological methods.
HomeLife Transition Program
The HLTP equips couples to identify and address challenges facing their marriage. This programs teaches couples how to communicate better and effectively deal with issues they face.
Child Resilience and Trauma Program
This program gives the children of our military and first responders the coping tools specific to their needs… so that they “thrive” and not just “survive”.
Moral Injury Program
These workshops focus on defining moral injury and how it is distinct from PTSD. This program explores the causes of moral injury and what stressors contribute to to it. Attendees leave with a better sense of how spirituality fits in their lives and a better understanding of how to manage guilt in association with moral injury. This gives them the tools to flatten the impact of moral injury.
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