According to the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it’s not unusual for people who have experienced traumatic events to have flashbacks and nightmares. Events such as a terrorist attack, military combat, car accident, sexual assault–and even more recently, a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey–can have a serious and potentially debilitating effect on families and children.
This month on “FamilyLife This Week,” host Michelle Hill with guest Ron Deal, licensed counselor and executive director of FamilyLife Blended, talk about the physical and emotional effects of traumatic stress on families dealing with extreme health concerns. It’s not the PTSD that is top-of-mind these days, but it is no less important.
Joining them in studio is Tracy Lane, mother of Annie (pictured above)—a now sweet and joyful little girl–who in December 2013 was diagnosed prenatally with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), or half of a heart. Tracy shares her journey, the PTSD that plagued their own family, and the hope they found in trusting God in all things. Be sure to check out her blog for more of their story and encourage your listeners to tune in the weekend of September 16/17 for … Walking through Traumatic Stress with Faith.
You can find the rest of the FamilyLife programming airing this month here.
If you’re not already airing “FamilyLife This Week” with Michelle Hill, learn more by checking out her bio and auditioning a program sample here. Of course, we’d encourage you to do the same for “FamilyLife Blended”. Both are available via Amb-OS and FTP.
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