September 12, 2008

Book Review - Courage After Fire

Change takes courage! This book carries that message by identifying areas in which change is common for service members and their families after a deployment. Chapters present case studies of common reactions to war and combat experiences and offer suggestions and exercises to help overcome the negative aspects of these reactions. Considerable discussion is given to changes that service members undergo when deployed as well as changes that may occur in family or work environments that they have left behind. The authors provide some explanation of why these changes may have occurred and provide guidance for reestablishing effective communication, avoiding conflicts, and establishing a new sense of normality and routine. This book is valuable to anyone who experiences long separations from loved ones or who frequently experiences change. The skills that this book offers are valuable to everyone who wants to better understand themselves and their own motivations as well as to communicate and form more effective partnerships with those around them.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families
Keith Armstrong, Suzanne Best, and Paula Domenici
RC 550 .A74 2006