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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes To children, no news is worse than bad news. Studies with children of deployed parents reveal that the children’s main preoccupation from day to day is not over the absent parent, but with the remaining parent. At some level, children are more concerned about what is going […]

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There was something missing. Although he had degrees from four different universities and was schooled in psychodynamic, supportive, and cognitive behavioral therapy, there seemed to be a key ingredient that was lacking in his therapeutic approach to helping others heal and thrive. That was in 1969, when his search for the missing ingredient lead him […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes Talk as a Family before deployment: Before a deployment, military members are usually preoccupied with many preparatory activities at their military unit, requiring extended hours and increased workload. As a result, military members come home tired, perhaps late, and are already reluctant to address painful issues of […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes When I was thinking about how to help support the parents of our service men and women I was reminded of Julie LaBelle whose son Alex, a Marine, is serving currently in Iraq.  What was profoundly interesting is that Julie is married to a career Marine and […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes One of the things that Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes recognizes is that we can’t do this alone and there are many wonderful organizations out there helping our service members and their families, especially in their times of grief.  I offer to you as a support the following […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness 4 Heroes The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Online Community (www.taps.org) serves as a gathering place to meet fellow survivors, share with your loved ones, and find support. TAPS chat sessions provide real time conversations, message boards and newsletters offering comments and information. TAPS peer group sites create […]

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