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Supporting Resilience in Military Families

Even if you have no direct military affiliation, it is important to be aware of the needs of military children, adolescents, and families. Odds are, though, that you know a military-connected child whose parent, brother, or sister is serving our all-volunteer forces or is a post-9/11 veteran. Ongoing conflicts have created a generation of military children whose parents have been repeatedly deployed (sent into action, usually overseas).

We can use the experience of the military-connected family to learn about values, strength, sacrifice, courage, resilience, sense of service, purpose, pride, and even the frailties of the American family. These children and families are not alone in needing to worry about the well-being of one or both parents who sacrifice to serve. In your own communities and within your own lives, consider first responders and other professionals who are regularly called to serve, such as police officers and firefighters.

A full chapter from Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings has been made freely available via the link below.

This chapter focuses on strategies parents and caregivers can use to maintain healthy connections and reinforce positive experiences even while facing the challenges that come with being connected to the military.

​​​​Click Here to Download ​​Chapter 22 – 

Supporting Resilience in Military Families (PDF)

 

Additional Information:

 

Author
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, and Martha M. Jablow
Last Updated
9/12/2014
Source
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, 3rd Edition (Copyright © 2015 Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, and Martha M. Jablow)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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