For Those Who Bore the Battle [1] :

Research Opportunities and Practice Implications of Combat/Operational Stress Injuries

A Symposium on the Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice


Program co-chairs


Charles R. Figley, Ph.D. [2] and William P. Nash, M.D. [3]


Organized by the College of Social Work's Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Collegiate Veterans Association--Alpha Chapter (FSU), VeteransandFamilies.Org , and the National Veterans Foundation


February 10, 2006, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM in the

Florida State University Turnbull Center (at Pensacola and Copeland Streets), Tallahassee , Florida

Purpose: To encourage collaboration among universities, military, and veteran studies institutions and colleagues that lead to significant breakthroughs in understanding and helping warfighters and their families recover from and thrive after war-related experiences.

Participants: Dr. Figley and Dr. Nash, Dr. Judith Lyons (VAMC, Jackson , Mississippi ), and Lt. Col.Stephane Grenier founder and director of the Canadian Forces (OSISS). A dozen others representing the military, veteran services, and the mental health community and FSU faculty will serve as panel members. Here is the l ink to the final program and to the detailed Agenda .

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Post-Symposium Items:



[1] `` let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the Nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan ,'' Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address.

[2] Professor, College of Social Work and Director of the Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Tallahassee , FL 32301-2570 . Email: Cfigley@FSU.Edu .

[3] CAPT, MC, USN, Combat and Operational Stress Control Coordinator, Headquarters, Marine Corps [Manpower & Reserve Affairs (MR)], 3280 Russell Road , Quantico , VA 22134-5103 . Email: and .