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He's Got Our Veterans' Backs: WSJ Spotlights TC Resilience Center funder David O'Connor

 

The Wall Street Journal featured David O'Connor -- funder, with his wife, Maureen, of the new Teachers College Resilience Center for Veterans & Families -- as its November 10th "Donor of the Day." In explaining his interest in working with TC, O'Connor cites the work of TC's Loss, Trauma and Emotion Lab, where Resilience Center Director George Bonanno, Professor of Clinical Psychology, has shown that while some veterans develop problems over time, issues adjustment (or "flexibility") are often more central that trauma. “You just don’t go away for two weeks and be a soldier and then come home,” says Bonanno. “When you become a soldier you’re in a completely different world.”

Read about Resilience Center founding supporter David O'Connor in the WSJ's "Donor of the Day" (paywall) or view a PDF.

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Published Thursday, Nov 12, 2015

David O'Connor and George Bonanno
David O'Connor and George Bonanno

 

The Wall Street Journal featured David O'Connor -- funder, with his wife, Maureen, of the new Teachers College Resilience Center for Veterans & Families -- as its November 10th "Donor of the Day." In explaining his interest in working with TC, O'Connor cites the work of TC's Loss, Trauma and Emotion Lab, where Resilience Center Director George Bonanno, Professor of Clinical Psychology, has shown that while some veterans develop problems over time, issues adjustment (or "flexibility") are often more central that trauma. “You just don’t go away for two weeks and be a soldier and then come home,” says Bonanno. “When you become a soldier you’re in a completely different world.”

Read about Resilience Center founding supporter David O'Connor in the WSJ's "Donor of the Day" (paywall) or view a PDF.

Related Articles:

“One of TC’s Most Important Moments”: Launching the new Resilience Center for Veterans & Families

Beyond PTSD: Exploring the stresses of veterans’ transition back to civilian life

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