Helping Military Families: Unique Stressors & Strategies
In this workshop, we will discuss and explore the grief and transition members of the military experience after leaving and trying to readjust in a community they don't often understand. We will also address the grief felt by the families of our nations fallen. We are losing at least one active duty service member a day to suicide. California remains home to the largest number of our nations fallen in combat, and just this year to date our state has lost 21 active duty service members in training, combat, accidents, medical, and suicide.
- To dispel societal myths about military families
- To explain unique roles/issues children in military families deal with that society may not see
- To identify stressers unique to military families, such as fitting into a community they don't understand
- To share the most common needs military families have and how we can meet them
- To address the grief and loss military families experience
About The Presenter
Founder & Executive Director,
Honoring the Fallen
Laura Herzog is the former Public Affairs Officer for the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, Calif. She served as the lead for Hero Missions (fallen soldiers returning from Afghanistan & Iraq), coordinated public appearances for the JFTB base commander, disseminated information for JFTB to the public, and was the base spokeswoman who acted as the primary liaison with media.
Her prior occupation was as a General Manager for The News Enterprise, servicing the greater Orange County region. She also worked as a freelance reporter on various local assignments. She is recently certified in Grief Counseling.
Laura is a Member of the Executive Board of Directors for The Youth Center and member of the Crime Survivors Advisory Council for Media Public Relations. She is a member of the American Legion Post 716 Auxiliary, volunteer for the Seal Beach Police-Community Policing Program, volunteer for the Advanced CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) West County, and Member of the Radio Television and News Casters Association.
Laura was awarded the California Medal of Merit in 2009, which is one of the highest decorations in the State of California, awarded by the State to National Guard service members and civilians for exceptionally meritorious conduct.