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What does the PTSD'2' Logo Mean?

Mirroring your loved one through your eyes.


Why did we name our program PTSD ‘2’?

The ‘2’ represents “also"



Secondary PTSD is commonly referred to as "the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person." If you live with with someone who suffers from PTSD, you may notice yourself beginning to "mirror" some of their behaviors.  This noticeable change is called Secondary Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.   

WHAT IS PTSD?  PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It is common in combat and other military personnel, fire fighters, police, victims of violent crimes, and other traumatic experiences.

What are some common symptoms of secondary PTSD?

* Intrusive thoughts

* Chronic fatigue

* Sadness

* Anger

* Poor concentration

* Second guessing

* Detachment

* Emotional exhaustion

care, listen, learn, and hope.


Peer Support:

Our program is based on peer support. Peer support begins when people share their knowledge and experiences. Coming out of this sharing is the willingness to provide emotional, social and practical support. Our job as facilitators is to promote peer support by providing a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment; an environment that encourages people to share, care, listen, learn, and hope.



Facilitator Training:

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, you will be asked:

1. To sign the facilitator agreement: Agree to adhere to the guidelines, expectations, limitations, and confidentiality norms associated with the Facilitator Training of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America's Secondary PTSD Program, PTSD ‘2’.

2. To attend two (2) consecutive - two-hour training sessions; held online - Go To Meetings.

3. Additional training will be available as the course moves forward.


Would you like more information? Contact:

Nina Schloffel



*PTSD ‘2’ is an Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (AVVA) program
Supported by Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA).