Wives of American officers shared their experiences of support combatants during the round table in NUOU

In the National University of Defense of Ukraine held a round table on “Women’s association in support of military families: Ukrainian and foreign experience.” The initiator of the event is Ukrainian public organization «Olive Branch», which provides educational, law, medical and humanitarian assistance to enforcement officers and their families.

During a friendly chat participants discussed the role of women in supporting the troops.

– Today’s event is appropriate and necessary. Women are forced to assert their rights in the world, society, during the service. Among you are women officers who were ATO zone, wives whose husbands were wounded in the east of the state. Your recommendations and suggestions we take into account, – the deputy head of the University of Major General Sergei Pozdyshev.

Participants included women – scientific, educational and university researchers, women soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military wife, as well as guests from the USA. The US representative spoke of issues relevant to the Ukrainian women, including the woman’s place in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military husband, preparing his family to return home. Nancy Smith, wife of retired US General, shared her experience about her husband, who fought in Vietnam War and her family feel its effects:

– True healing comes home, when the family becomes a safe environment for your husband, where his love, respect, appreciate. You – the wives of soldiers – soldiers themselves, protecting their families. Your attention and care are the main factors for improving morale and psychological rehabilitation.