During the month of May, CDP is focusing on reintegration. I initially planned to share about my transition from active duty service to Veteran status and the resources available to Service members. However, as I was doing some initial research I came across a program that supports military spouses throughout their military journey. Given that there are not a lot of resources focused on spouse transition, and being a military spouse myself, I was eager to find out more. The program is called the Military Spouse Transition Program or MySTeP for short
Blog posts with the tag "Military Families"
Current social-distancing has limited ways we cope with both internal and external stressors. The less we are able to distract ourselves with the external world, the more time we have to listen to our own thoughts. How do we and our patients cope with personal demons when usual distractions are out of reach? What about those of us who are loving isolation because it has cut down on the external stressors?
Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, our Service members are still preparing to deploy and stand the watch in critical locations around the world and now at home. The current crisis has made deployments even more disruptive with deployment extensions and last-minute activations as our nation and states embrace for the consequences of this pandemic while maintaining our overseas presence. The personal impact of these deployments is still significant for our service members and their families, and especially for their children.
Lliving among a robust military community and working with military children and adolescents and their families brings to mind that, for the most part, military children are extremely resilient and certainly have more strengths than weaknesses. (See my blog on Celebrating & Caring for the Military Child: Honoring our Youngest Heroes Year-Round). In fact, military kids tend to flex, adapt and overcome in parallel to their parent’s experiences.
The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. As April is the Month of the Military Child, we will include additional information focused on military children. Some of this week's topics include:
● Toward a Framework for Military Family Life Education: Culture, Context, Content, and Practice.
● Outcomes of a reflective parenting program among military spouses: The moderating role of social support.
● Patient personality and psychotherapist reactions in individual psychotherapy setting: a systematic review.