Homepage for the Center for Deployment Psychology, an organization focused on enhancing understanding of and encouraging treatment for psychological issues faced by active duty military members during deployment abroad, veterans of overseas deployments, and their families.
Resources for War & Civil Conflict
Free downloadable lesson plan from PBS focusing on conflict reporting from the Syrian conflict and writing stories for target audiences.
Information from the National Veterans Legal Services Programs on interviewing veterans with PTSD and other trauma victims. Includes links to other resources.
Amantha Perera, a foreign correspondent and Dart Centre Asia Pacific’s Regional Facilitator, reflects on covering the Sri Lankan Civil War. “I did not see fear. I did not see sorrow, hate or revenge. I wish I had,” he writes. “I saw a deep, unfathomable darkness. An abyss. As if there was nothing left to feel, nothing to live for.”
Information from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs National Center for PTSD on the causes, effects, and treatments of PTSD. Includes a downloadable PDF version of the report.
Arnold R. Isaacs, a war correspondent in Vietnam and author of Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia and Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy, outlines misconceptions about journalists in Vietnam.
Robert Nickelsberg has been photographing in Afghanistan since 1988. When he returned to Kabul this fall, he thought of a new way to cover the complexity of the conflict, focusing on those left behind: war widows. “This is really what all those deaths add up to,” he said. “The challenge for a country to take care of its people.” A Dart Center Q&A.
Yamiche Alcindor, Donna DeCesare, Danny Spriggs and Bruce Shapiro discussed practical tactics for assessing risk and and staying safe while reporting. They shared lessons from covering protests, youth gangs, earthquakes and toxic environmental sites among others.