This course discusses the various stressors caregivers are presented with on a daily basis and how to cope. Dr. Patricia Watson of the National Center for PTSD presents tools for self-care and coping by highlighting five core essential elements. These elements support recovery from trauma, loss, and adversity. This introductory course specifically reviews the stress continuum model. We hope this course will aid the great resilience our caregivers demonstrate constantly as they tirelessly attend to both the visible and invisible wounds of our American heroes.