The Silent Soldiers Podcast
Podcast 8- Gretchen, Programs for Military Families

Podcast 8- Gretchen, Programs for Military Families

August 7, 2020

Gretchen is a Key Spouse mentor and 16-year Air Force spouse. She has great insight on what it takes to make military family programs successful, and the important role they play in our community. 

Here are a few links to some great resources for kids and spouses!

Key Spouse Program-https://www.afpc.af.mil/Benefits-and-Entitlements/Key-Spouse-Program/

Operation Purple: https://www.militaryfamily.org/operation-purple-at-home-registration/?fbclid=IwAR2md4lc6pAXlbx3LaCWooreIPDhblBAep8u99U-ZfWKEcUeD4_vbMk5fEI

More Links: https://www.operationwearehere.com/MilitaryFamilySupportOrganizations.html

Podcast 7- Margaret, “Post Military” Life

Podcast 7- Margaret, “Post Military” Life

July 3, 2020

In podcast 7, Margaret tells us about the impacts she has seen a life of moving have on her now as a young adult. She talks about the pros and cons of having moved so much as a young kid, and now, the inability to nail down where "home" is. 

This topic of dealing with the transition from military brat to independent adult is also covered in this blog: 

Military Brat Blog, "Finding Normal"

 

Music: "No Roots" by Alice Merton

Podcast 6: Moriah, Former Army Kid

Podcast 6: Moriah, Former Army Kid

June 4, 2020

In episode six, we hear from Moriah, a former Army brat who experienced the detrimental impacts of having a parent with PTSD. Moriah's story is scary, enlightening, and incredibly inspirational. Throughout it all, Moriah has come out with a successful career, loving family of her own, and a lot of insight that we can all learn from.

If you or someone you know struggles with PTSD or is a victim of abuse caused by PTSD, find help. Here are some resources to start moving forward and doing the right thing for you and your family:

RESOURCES:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/consult/consultation_program1.asp?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=GS2&utm_campaign=Consult

https://militarybenefits.info/ptsd-resources-veterans/

https://www.operationwearehere.com/PTSD.html

 

RESEARCH: 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/family/index.asp

https://ncsacw.samhsa.gov/resources/trauma/trauma-veterans-and-military-families.aspx

RAND Article on caregivers of disabled veterans:

https://www.rand.org/blog/rand-review/2017/10/military-caregivers-share-the-costs-of-war.html

Podcast 5- Les Arbuckle, Author

Podcast 5- Les Arbuckle, Author

December 11, 2018

After a long break due to a move, we are back! In this episode we are talking to Les Arbuckle, author of the book Saigon Kids. Les was a Navy brat who lived in Saigon, Vietnam as a teenager while his dad was stationed there. An interesting perspective of the Vietnam War, and one not often talked about! To read all about his time in Saigon, make sure to buy his book (by clicking on the link)

Podcast 4: Terri Tanielian, RAND

Podcast 4: Terri Tanielian, RAND

September 19, 2018

Terri Tanielian, Senior Behavioral Scientist from RAND Corporation, shares her research on behavioral health resources for military families. This week we are specifically focusing our attention on Military Caregivers. For more information, visit the RAND page and check out the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and their Hidden Heros project.

Podcast 3: Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Director of MFRI

Podcast 3: Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Director of MFRI

August 20, 2018

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth is the director of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. In this interview she talks about their findings from research on the impacts of deployment and military life on relationships and the development of children. Check out www.mfri.purdue.edu for more information on their contributions to military family research!

Podcast 2: Ruth Van Reken, Author

Podcast 2: Ruth Van Reken, Author

August 9, 2018

Ruth Van Reken is the author of Letters Never Sent and co-author of the Third Culture Kids books. I was very honored to interview her about her past experiences growing up as a "TCK". In this podcast she explains to us the impact high mobility has on identity formation during formative development. She also explains the stages of transition and ways parents can make it easier and better for their kids. 

Podcast 1: Beth Adams, Director/Producer

Podcast 1: Beth Adams, Director/Producer

August 8, 2018

Thank you for tuning in to the Silent Soldiers Podcast and following me on this journey of creating my first full length documentary. Silent Soldiers is about the developmental impacts of growing up in a military family. The podcast will share bits of my interviews with researchers and families who want to share their story. This week you'll get to know me a bit more and why I've chosen to pursue this lifelong goal.

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