A new mission: post-traumatic stress for health care workers

The signs and banners hanging at the front doors of clinics and hospitals were so ubiquitous at the time that most barely gave them a thought. If they did consider those three words, they saw nothing wrong in a shoutout of praise.
“Heroes work here.”

Bob Delaney saw them, too, but he had spent decades noticing and evaluating details…..

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The Old Country – an article by Bob Delaney

The mind’s eye image of Ireland as a land of shamrocks and leprechauns is one that so many of us share. But sadly, another common trait of the Irish is anything but lighthearted. Their ongoing traumatic experience is termed The Troubles – almost seems like a small problem … The Troubles. But trauma looms large in the nation’s history and is something I have gained a deeper understanding of through my own Irish heritage and during a recent visit to the Old Country, as my grandmother would refer to Ireland. Read More…

Antonino D’Ambrosio – The Play
Check out the Award-winning film maker Antonino D’Ambrosio’s new series on NBA hosted by bob Delaney.


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A Veteran’s perspective on the challenges of transition
Three things the Army Vet has learned since retirement by Jason Beighley. Jason is a retired U.S. Army tier one operator. He left the service in 2009 as a sergeant major after 25 years. His operational time included missions in Mogadishu in 1993 (Black Hawk Down), the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Read More…


Acts of courage — from many individuals — is what leads to change
By Bob Delaney, for Rosa Parks, Minnie Rogers and many others fought for civil rights; you can too. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks sat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man. It would become a moment that defined a movement, forever shaping the course of civil rights history in the United States with that simple gesture of bravery and defiance. Read More…

NJCU Athletics to Introduce Robert J. Delaney Service Above Self Award
JERSEY CITY, N.J. ( | The New Jersey City University athletics department will introduce a new major special annual award beginning this spring with the creation of the Robert J. Delaney Service Above Self Award. The inaugural award will be announced on June 1, 2020.
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THE GAME OF LIFE – Dr. Joel Fish and Bob Delaney
This new article by Dr. Joel Fish and Bob Delaney addresses the disruption the coronavirus crisis has caused to our individual and collective life rhythms. Read More…

Bob Delaney is honored by the NCAA
2020 Theodore Roosevelt Award: Bob Delaney. Former undercover trooper-turned-NBA referee devotes life to helping others facing post-traumatic stress.
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Bob Delaney honored by TAPS
A special evening at WestPoint USM honored Bob Delaney for all that he has done for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors).

Former ref Delaney focused on improving the craft
A former official, Bob Delaney is now the NBA’s VP of Referee Development and Performance.

GoComics – Dick Tracy Comic Strip
Dick Tracy comic strip by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis with Bob Delaney.

Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith
Longtime NBA referee Delaney to join Naismith Hall of Fame board.

The Game 365
Feature on NBA referee Bob Delaney.

Delaney featured in LWR Life Magazine
Bob Delaney shares some of his favorite stories and talks about Lakewood Ranch, FL.

Delaney applies stress strategies learned in military
Staying strong emotionally plays a key role for NBA referees.

NBA Leadership – PDF
NBA has formalized a leadership program with the help of a former crew chief Bob Delaney.

United States Polo Association
Former NBA Referee Bob Delaney Will Advise USPA Umpires.

ANNUAL 2014 Student and Teacher Dodge Ball Tournament
Bob Delaney at the ANNUAL 2014 Student and Teacher Dodge Ball Tournament. Article
Former NBA referee enters polo world.

Salt and Llight Productions Radio Show
A discussion about PTSD with Bob Delaney and others.

Bleacher Report:  The Incredible Story of a Former Ref’s Journey to the Front Lines and Back
Bob Delaney was rattled.

Bob Delaney Presenting at The Army War College Follow Up Article
Bob Delaney shares PTS story with War College community & Awareness.

Bob Delaney Presenting at The Army War College
Sharing his message of Post Traumatic Stress Education & Awareness.

Baynot & Saber article
Former NBA referee, undercover cop talks PTSD.

Sports 750 The Game video
Former NBA official Bob Delaney joins the show to discuss the chippy Game 2 between the Bulls and Heat.

Fox Sports Florida article
For NBA ref Delaney, one journey ends, another begins.

Fort Hood Sentinel article
Mob infiltrator provides troops, families emotional aid in wake of November 5.

Fox Extra video
Journey Into Post-Traumatic Stress. Author Bob Delaney discusses his book ‘Surviving the Shadows’

Strengthening Your Emotional Body Armor PDF file
Tips to Manage the Human Condition of Trauma by Barbara A. Schwartz with Bob Delaney.

AAU, NBA Cares journey to Afghanistan video
Bob Delaney with NBA Cares in Afghanistan helping people develop to their highest potential through sports.

Star Ledger article
Bob Delaney: Proactive approach needed to fight PTSD.

Bob and Billie Delaney named Humanitarians of the Year
Bob and Billie Delaney became the second couple to be named Humanitarians of the Year by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

Bob Delaney and Sanjay Gupta video
Bob Delaney discusses PTSD with Sanjay Gupta on CNN.

Book ’em: Surviving the Shadows
Sepetember 7th Article By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY

Early Launch of New Book: Surviving The Shadows
New book is launched early and we will have the official world wide launch September 1st.

Sourcebooks To Publish Bob Delaney’s New Book
Surviving The Shadows: A Journey Of Hope Into Post-Traumatic Stress

NJCU Hall Of Famer Bob Delaney Officiates 2011 NBA All-Star Game
Hall of Famer BOB DELANEY, `85, served as the head official for the game played at the Staples Center.

Delaney’s Leadership Message Strikes Chord – article.
‘Neighbor and NBA Ref, Bob Delaney, visits Troops in Iraq’

Adobe PDF icon Bob Delaney to address Tampa Law Enforcement Jan. 19th.
‘Speaks to veterans at road to recovery conference and tribute at disney world’

Fort Hood Sentinel Article
‘Mob infiltrator provides troops, families emotional aid in wake of November 5’ Article
‘NBA ref Bob Delaney launches campaign for overseas soldiers’