Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can be extremely difficult for anyone who has dealt with a serious trauma; more specifically for soldiers in or returning from duty. Project Welcome Home Troops began in 2006 when several trauma relief trainers from the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) volunteered to give a presentation on stress relief to veterans in Orange County, California. Soon after, therapist Dr. Shad Meshad at the National Veterans Foundation provided additional training on how to help cope with PTSD and ‘Project Welcome Home Troops Stress Relief Workshop’ was born. Courses soon followed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and veteran’s hospitals, veteran’s centers and community outreach programs across the country. Since 1997 IAHV has been providing effective training for stress & trauma relief to disaster survivors, prison inmates and inner city youth and most importantly changing the lives of our troops!