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Latest Military sexual trauma Stories

2012-08-28 02:20:17

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, wounded veterans have sought out new ways to overcome their injuries and acclimate back to civilian life. For many of these veterans, attaining physical fitness goals is a way to both build up their own confidence and inspire others to triumph over the obstacles that their injuries have created. CNN reports the story of Noah Galloway, a veteran who lost an arm and a leg and has since gone on to...

2009-10-14 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest non-partisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, released its new issue report, "Women Warriors: Supporting She 'Who Has Borne the Battle,'" on the unique service and homecoming challenges facing female troops and veterans. The report is the cornerstone of IAVA's first annual "Week of the Women Warriors," a multi-faceted...

2009-07-02 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- www.GraceAfterFire.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of women veterans of all eras and military branches. Today they launch their online social network -- built by women veterans for women veterans. This network is designed to allow women vets to join hands in order to bring a voice to the many who have been silenced due to military sexual trauma, the invisible wounds of post traumatic stress, and the pain of...

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2008-10-28 16:02:32

New research from the Veterans Administration finds that roughly 15 percent of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans seeking treatment from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department have suffered sexual trauma ranging from harassment to rape. These veterans were 1.5 times more likely than other veterans to need mental health services, the VA researchers wrote in their report. "We are, in fact, detecting men and women who seem to have a significant need for mental health services," said Rachel Kimerling of...