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Combat trauma from a child's perspective : through the eyes of an adult Diamond, Martine


Using narrative analysis, this in depth case study explores and gains a better understanding of the experience of being a child of a traumatized combat veteran. One adult male participant was recruited for the study. Five themes were extracted from the data: (1) After the War; (2) Distant Father, Prominent Mother; (3) Having a Distant Father; (4) Residual Effects of Trauma; and (5) Being Different. These findings suggest the difficulties that children in families face when a parent suffers from untreated combat trauma. These findings may help practitioners in their support of this unique population.

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