In Courage after Fire for Parents, three psychologists provide a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this is the only self-help book written specifically for the parents of returning soldiers, and it offers coping strategies and practical tips for helping these heroes recover from physical and mental trauma when they return home.
""Courage after Fire for Parents""of Service Members" is the guide every parent must have to cope with the enlistment and deployments of their children, and is something I wish my parents had when I deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. This book shows parents how to do what they have always done throughout their children's lives--take care of them and protect them--especially now, when they need their parents the most." --Derek Blumke, cofounder of Student Veterans of America and Former Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs VITAL Initiative
Paula Domenici, PhD, is a counseling psychologist who has worked with service members and veterans for several years, and currently trains civilian and military mental health professionals on best practices for caring for returning troops and their families. Domenici specializes in the treatment of deployment-related post-traumatic stress disorder. She lives in Washington, DC.