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We tell stories about healthcare and behavioral health, veteran culture, and trauma-informed care. Our guest experts engage with policy issues around public programs and public benefits with an eye toward enhancing health security, economic security, and access to care.

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Title: Learn from a pro: How be an effective advocate

Meet the specialized advocates who help survivors of military sexual assault

August 21st, 2020

Military victim advocates, armed with more than 80 hours of training, exist in all military units to support survivors of sexual assault. Tiffany Tinker,… Go to Episode

The military: It's not what you see on TV

August 20th, 2020

Challenging the idea that civilian healthcare providers "just don't get it," military cultural competency is becoming a greater focus among providers.… Go to Episode

What do people mean by moral injury?

August 20th, 2020

How is it different from PTSD, and how does such an injury fit with military sexual trauma? Eric Herskowit is Illinois' moral injury coordinator for the… Go to Episode

Trauma survivors don't want to be reminded of it, right?

August 20th, 2020

A pervasive myth among counselors about why they can't work effectively with survivors of military sexual trauma is they aren't going to want to talk… Go to Episode