Recently I reviewed the current literature on military families and deployment in preparation for updating the Center for Deployment’s (CDP) online course, The Impact of Deployment on Families and Children. While this is a topic that I’ve been teaching since I first joined the CDP almost nine years ago, I was excited when I ran across an article that summarized the deployment cycle challenges that military families face in a new way.
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Understanding military culture and the ways military service and deployments impact couples is critical when providing counseling to military-connected clients. The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences offers webinars which are specially designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to this population. This week we’re wrapping up our initial sessions of the 2018 Couples Webinar Series. On Thursday, we’ll be presenting all three sessions over the course of the day, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern.
I have been watching and experiencing Navy deployment reunifications for decades. As a clinical social worker, I’ve talked to many Sailors and families about what they can expect following a deployment. The first deployment I personally experienced was in the mid-90s when my now-husband and I first started dating. His Japan-based ship was completing a scheduled five-month deployment. In those days, families knew the date the ship was leaving, the date they would return, as well as dates and locations of every port visit while they were out.
Starting today and continuing on Wednesdays throughout May, CDP is proud to introduce a new, annual webinar series examining multi-disciplinary care for Service members, Veterans, and their families. "Forces For Health: Warrior Wednesday" is a four-part webinar series via the Zoom teleconferencing platform.
During this month’s Sleep Team takeover of the CDP website, I wanted to take a minute to talk about a particularly hard hit subset of military members, Special Duty personnel. Over my career I had many opportunities to work with these elite military members both as a clinician and as an embedded consultant. Sleep problems are endemic in this population, so let’s take a quick look at who they are and what types of issues are affecting their mission readiness related to sleep.