War changes the women and men who fight it, and coming home from war challenges veterans, their families and their communities.
This provocative three-part series examines the concept of moral injury, a phenomenon where combat or operational experiences transgress deeply held moral and ethical beliefs that undergird a service member’s humanity; often seen as damage to the soul. Judges praised the series for “gracefully and confidently marrying the humanity and understanding of its survivors with a gritty, powerful investigation that breaks new ground.” Originally published in the Huffington Post in March 2014.
In a new book about challenges facing journalism, Dart Centre Europe Director Gavin Rees contributes a chapter about recent insights into trauma science and what journalists and media scholars can learn about them.
Part two of the Dart Center-duPont Awards All-Class Lecture series at Columbia Journalism School featured Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News. Moderator Ann Cooper spoke with Engel about covering violence and trauma in conflict zones throughout the Middle East. Watch the full event video below.
Matthew Ricketson, a director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia-Pacific, review's David Finkel's latest book "Thank You For Your Service." A version of this review originally appeared in The Weekend Australian on October 12, 2013. On November 20, the Dart Center will host a conversation between Finkel and Steve Coll at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. Click here for event details.
Dale Maharidge and Nick Turse, two dogged reporters whose new books unexpectedly carried them deep into the world of trauma and brain injury, participated in a Dart Center conversation that veered from collegial to chilling.
National Center for PTSD
The Iraq War Clinician Guide was developed by members of the National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense. It was developed specifically for clinicians and addresses the unique needs of veterans of the Iraq war.
A story about combat-related psychological injury by M.L. Lyke of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. See the subheading, "GETTING HELP," near the bottom of the story, for an example of a sidebar with contact information for veterans' resources.
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