Wounded Warrior Ukraine (WWU) is a project of Healing War Scars Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in the United States in December 2014 by Dr. Roman Torgovitsky, Harvard-trained biomedical scientist and social entrepreneur. The overarching mission of the project is to provide psychological rehabilitative assistance to Ukrainians affected by visible and invisible wounds of war. While the idea behind project’s creation was Maidan-born, WWU’s mission transcends political gaps by serving and empowering both veterans and civilians.
Psychological Rehabilitation: Trauma Healing
It is well known that people who have experienced military induced trauma rarely seek help and could be wary of psychologists. The unique nature of our training program is that instead of training psychologists, we train people who have directly experienced and suffered from military trauma. Participants in our training include servicemen and women of all ranks, injured servicemen, family members of those injured or killed in war, as well as civilians.
Participants learn to manage and treat their own trauma. After graduating from the training program, they return to their communities and become resource centers for people who require trauma treatment. Soldiers will be talking and advising other soldiers, officers talking to officers. Parents of killed soldiers will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to other parents who have gone through a similar tragedy.
Servicemen on active duty will be returning to their battalions to lead their fellow soldiers in implementing the trauma treatment methods they learned during the training. They will be implementing strategies to treat and prevent military induced trauma their fellow soldiers are experiencing. This will make them more effective in combat and will help to save lives.
Wounded Warrior Ukraine has no affiliation, ties, or endorsement with Wounded Warrior Project.