No one ever has a perfect family life.
As a licensed clinical social worker, Joanna begins working with Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and learns about the in-depth horrors of combat zone traumas and unforgettable memories. Working with these men and women, she is able to identify parallels in their interactions with their families and her family while growing up.
From an early age, Joanna always wondered why her relationship with her father was so strained. Wanting to break down the barriers that have always existed between them, she asks her father to help her understand PTSD from the soldiers’ point of view. Their work together soon grows into a memoir of her father’s time in Vietnam, her clinical viewpoint on how his trauma has affected their family life, and a guideline for those that live with a combat veteran.
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About the Author
Joanna Nunez is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has a private practice near Ft. Bragg, NC. She specializes in trauma, mood disorders, and children’s behavior, specifically after traumatic events. She also acts as the program coordinator of Victims’ Services and Military Liaison for a Fayetteville, NC nonprofit organization. She received her Master of Social Work from East Carolina University in 2007. She is a proud Give An Hour (giveanhour.org) provider, and likes to volunteer at Wear Blue: Run To Remember (wearblueruntoremember.org) events, occasionally waking up very early on Saturday mornings to train with them. In her precious spare time, she enjoys traveling, baking, cooking, walking, and paranormal investigations. Joanna is owned by five cats and couldn’t ask for anything else, except more cats.