Bob Woodruff Foundation Looks to Alleviate Impact of Combat Injury on Intimacy
Leading experts, those affected to convene in Washington
The sexual health and intimacy of injured service members is a sensitive and often overlooked casualty of war. To address the issues, as well as discuss therapeutic advances, the Bob Woodruff Foundation will host “Intimacy after Injury” a two-day convening in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11-12.
Part of the foundation’s High Impact Collaboration™ Series, the event is being held in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Military & Veterans Health Institute, and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Topics will include the psychology of injuries, physical and emotional intimacy, fertility, and medical advances including reconstructive surgery and transplants. Lee Woodruff, author, CBS This Morning contributor, and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, will be the guest speaker.
Presenters and panelists will include leading physicians, psychologists and experts from the military, private and public sectors—as well as spouses and caregivers of injured service members.
Additionally, military and civilian professionals from the United Kingdom will share their developments in the field.
Convenings like this are designed to spotlight leading-edge advances in select fields and to generate strategic partnerships among government, military, nonprofit and corporate stakeholders that have the capacity to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission.
A report will be issued after the convening. Past High Impact Collaboration™ Series events have focused on disabled veteran employment, animal-assisted therapy, and adaptive sports training and certification programs.
Since 2006, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $22 million in finding and funding programs across the country. It has reached more than 2 million injured service members, veterans and their families in three key areas: Education and Employment; Rehabilitation and Recovery; and Quality of Life.
Registration for “Intimacy after Injury” closes Dec. 5. The convening will take place at 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. Full-agenda and registration information can be found here.
About the Bob Woodruff Foundation:
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring injured service members and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government —diligently navigating the maze of more than 46,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $22 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than 2 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure the nation’s heroes have access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org.