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With a backdrop of Ground Zero and the rising Freedom Tower, Joanne Steen, award-winning author and national speaker, delivered a message of healing and gratitude at the historic 10th Anniversary Tribute at Liberty State Park on September 11, 2011. Click to read Joanne's speech.
OpEd | What Normandy taught me about Ground Zero, by Joanne Steen
It was September 12, 2002, just a year and a day after the attacks on America, and I was in northern France, in the province of Normandy. The Greatest Generation recognized Normandy by other names – Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword and Juneau – beaches where the Allied invasion of Europe was launched on June 6, 1944, better known to the world as D-Day. Read the entire editorial in Stars and Stripes at http://1.usa.gov/jCzXTE.
Lori Volkman, award-winning military blogger, responds to the deadly Aug 6, 2011 helo crash in Afghanistan
"...the collective military spouse heart stopped for a moment the morning of Saturday, August 6, 2011, as news of the downed chopper spread across the world. Joanne was one of the first women I thought of in that moment, and if your heart was pierced too, you understand the importance of Joanne's work." Read more of Lori's blog at http://bit.ly/J9QgJ3.
Army Wife Talk Radio | What you don’t want to hear, but need to know
Hosts and Army spouses Sarah Crooks and Star Henderson talk with Joanne Steen about what to say, what to do, and what to expect when your unit takes casualties. Listen to this interview at http://bit.ly/J6C9Gx.
Amy Bushatz, Managing Editor of Spouse Buzz, interviews Joanne Steen
The first time I heard of Joanne Steen was from a Chaplain at our last duty station. My husband's unit had spent several months downrange in heavy combat and had lost many amazing soldiers... To help other spouses in the unit back home ... the Army held a briefing to explain all the counseling services available to us and let us hear an expert talk about grieving. Joanne Steen was that expert. Read Amy's post and watch the video clip at http://bit.ly/HKMRAs.
NYT | Military Kin Struggle with Loss and a Windfall
In this informative article by reporter Lisa Foderaro, Joanne Steen discusses the emotional and financial concerns surviving families contend with. Read the entire article at http://nyti.ms/HVxINJ.
NYT | Old Enough to Ask how Dad Died at War
In this poignant article, reporter Lisa Foderaro, with insight from Joanne Steen, delves into the world of the kids who were too young to remember when Daddy went off to war. Read the entire article at http://nyti.ms/Jahlff.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Shown at left is author Joanne Steen and General James Cartwright, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Military Spouse Appreciation Day Reception in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 6, 2008.
Military.com | Grief Expert Aids with Traumatic Loss
An internationally recognized expert on traumatic grief and crisis response suggested that the word “closure” be taken out of our vocabulary when dealing with traumatic loss. This was one of the practical tips offered by Joanne Steen during Wounded Warrior Awareness Day recently held Friday here at the Army National Guard Readiness Center. Read the article...
Ben Stein at Military Widow: A Survival Guide launch at TAPS Conference
Ben Stein, Regina Asaro, and Joanne Steen enjoy the 2006 launch of Military Widow: A Survival Guide, at the National Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Conference in Washington, DC.
"Talk of the Nation" Host interviews co-authors Steen and Asaro
NPR "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan interviews authors Joanne Steen and Regina Asaro as they discuss their work helping a new generation of military widows cope with their losses and face the future. Listen to the interview...
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty with Joanne Steen at MN Gold Star Family Retreat
Author Joanne Steen is shown here with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at the Minnesota Gold Star Family Retreat, November 14-16, 2008, where Joanne was the Keynote/Welcoming speaker.