Program
Program
Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™
About

Developed in 2008, the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue™ (VCD) program is a powerful form of community building and social healing. The program addresses the cost of conflict in our society by providing meaningful tools for reconciliation and healing. VCDs are live events that bring veterans and civilians together in facilitated conversations around the impact of war and other issues affecting both groups. Life-altering for those who attend, the Dialogues are healing for the larger elements of communities brought together through the process. Read more.

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Chuk Obasi performs a piece from the TE'A production of Home/Front.

Chuk Obasi performs a piece from the TE'A production of Home/Front.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014
blogWhy You Should Stop Saying You Want to Help...

 “All right, stop. Collaborate and listen…” – Vanilla Ice “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” So goes the Esurance ad in my brain whenever I get asked the best way to “help” veterans. (My family and friends will vouch for the random TV... more...

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Fri, 3 Oct 2014
blogThe Moral Injury of War

Last week,  I was privileged to present at the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service National Gathering at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  My presentation focused on the critical connection between military service and community service for student veteran success.  Part of my... more...

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014
blogGround Hero Program

It was an echo of 9/11. On Sunday, along with veterans, civilians and first responders, I visited Ground Zero as part of the Military Resilience Project’s (MRP) “Ground Hero Program.” It was a privilege and a deeply powerful experience. This effort is an outgrowth of Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogues. Its... more...

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014
blogGround Hero: the Transformative Power of...

As I move into September, with its annual lament of the end of summer and anticipation of my boys moving on to another school year, I am mindful of our upcoming remembrances of September 11th. I find myself reflecting on my experience with trauma and recovery over the 13 years since the attacks. I am a civilian psychologist born,... more...