Chip Powell, Rehappening of Trauma, Incarcerated Veterans Project, by J.A.Higgins



Chip Powell interviewed by Jason A. Higgins, September 12, 2017, Incarcerated Veterans Project. This oral history clip discusses the tendency of trauma to resurface in the post-war lives of military veterans. As Powell astutely observes, these “rehappenings” can lead to readjustment difficulties, self-medication, and other problems that can contribute to veteran incarceration. Powell served in the U.S. Army and competed three combat tours in Iraq in 2003, 2006-07, and 2011. Rehabilitating from post-traumatic stress disorder and service-connected disability, Powell retired from the military and now volunteers at the Rhode Island Veterans Treatment Court. He serves as a mentor to other veterans in the criminal justice system.

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