Much healing goes on in the trusted context of KBH reunions. Many of the KBH men note this is the only time they open up about their experiences. Such experiences are not only an important social occasion for KBH men, but they also provide an informal and effective way to move healing along, even where painful memories and experiences are involved. These gatherings are also times when the family members and descendants of the KBH men reconnect with one another, which helps build relationships between them and strengthen a KBH community of care and support. Individual KBHAC members turn to this community throughout the year, especially when they need support from those who ‘understand them’.