Transitioning from the battlefield to home: An innovative program for israeli soldiers

Naomi L. Baum*, Danny Brom, Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Sason Rahabi, Joel Wardi, Alon Weltman

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Soldiers moving from the army to civilian life encounter significant challenges during this time of transition, both in Israel and internationally. Identifying this period of time as a critical one, the Peace of Mind program is an innovative intervention designed specifically to address the issues occurring therein. This unique model focuses on mental health and normalization of responses, as well as on the processing of traumatic experiences. It is based on the considerable experience at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in the fields of resilience building and trauma treatment. After reviewing the literature on returning soldiers, the model is described and several vignettes are presented.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)644-659
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2013


  • combat trauma
  • trauma
  • treatment
  • war/conflict/terrorism


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