Actor, Writer, Director; Former U.S. Army, Medic & Infantry OfficerView Slides
Recruited at a psychologically malleable age, young men and women are indoctrinated using a systematic process that “wires” them for war. But, there is no training to undo this indoctrination. Returning veterans are vulnerable to persistent and pervasive effects of traumatic stress largely due to the challenge of reintegrating into civilian life. Up to 68% of veterans drop out of clinical treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Veterans, on average, are 4-6 times more likely to be homeless, 2-3 times more likely to commit suicide, more likely to commit a violent crime, be addicted, receive harsher, longer prison sentences, and have PTSD rates which far exceed those of the general population. Over-reliance on pharmacological treatments, along with the isolation commonly experienced by returning veterans, is compounded by dominant treatment approaches which adopt an illness-focused model rather than focusing on sources of resilience within veterans’ various communities.
DE-CRUIT® is a new, innovative, effective approach to serve the needs of our veterans.
Stephan will discuss DE-CRUIT®, its steps and their latest data from the scientific evaluation, which shows the incredible efficacy of the program.