While Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is a personal struggle, the effects do not stop at the victim.
When a parent has PTSD, their words and actions can affect the mental health and development of children.
This week’s guest Karen May is the Associate Director of Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) and is also currently working on her PhD at University of Adelaide focusing on developing a group program for service children living with parental post-traumatic stress.
Karen has worked with different trauma populations across her 28-year career, from developing countries, refugees, homelessness, youth at-risk, indigenous young people, veterans and emergency service personnel, and their families. Karen’s background is social science, community development, psychotherapy, advocacy, and research.
Stay tuned as Karen delves into her lived experience of PTSD, and her experience co-parenting with a veteran partner with PTSD.