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.
Blog posts with the tag "Military Families"
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.
The impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. military continues to grow, presenting extraordinary challenges to readiness: joint military exercises have been cancelled; U.S. bases in Europe have been closed or locked down; physical fitness tests postponed; graduations cancelled; promotions delayed; elective surgeries and routine care temporarily suspended; onboarding has come to a stop; sweeping travel bans have halted the movement of many, while others have been unexpectedly mobilized, etc. As our soldiers rapidly respond to contain and combat COVID-19, military families are charged with the familiar mission of supporting our nations troops in the face of uncertainty.
During the month of April, the CDP will be celebrating the Month of the Military Child by holding a “website takeover,” where we will highlight a number of resources on our website throughout the month. In this entry, Dr. Weinstock provides a brief tour of the content featured in this spotlight.
The first time my husband deployed was just a few short weeks after we got married. We had a son who was three and a half at the time, yet the three of us had never actually lived together. To say we received more than our share of doubts that our family would “make it” would be putting it lightly.