This series serves as an overview and introduction to US military structure and culture and the issues involved with supporting the behavioral health of military service members, veterans, and their families.
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In this presentation Dr. Cozza presents on the strengths of military families and children and on strategies for working with military families in community settings. Dr. Cozza also discusses his work as an advisor to the Sesame Street program Talk, Listen, Connect, as well as his research to understand the impact of parental injury on military children and families.
In this presentation Dr. David Benedek describes the range of psychosocial issues related to deployment and their potential effects on service member and family well-being. The speaker also highlights findings of Mental Health Assessment Team Studies of deployed Service Members and briefly describes intervention approaches.
In this presentation Dr. Smith presents on the Millennium Cohort Study. The Millennium Cohort Study is the largest prospective health project in military history. It is designed to evaluate the long-term mental and physical health effects of military service, including deployments. Additional studies are described that will examine the effect of military service on family members.
A lively and informative introduction to Sesame Workshops groundbreaking initiative for military families, Talk, Listen, Connect. Developed in conjunction with military and mental health experts, Talk, Listen, Connect is a bilingual, multimedia outreach program designed to help military families with young children coping with challenging transitions in their lives. Through video, music, and print materials, beloved Sesame Street charactersincluding Elmo and Rositaaddress issues such as deployment, a parents return home with a combat related injury, and the death of a parent. During the Webinar, trauma experts, military experts, and members of the Sesame Workshop team will share clips from the Talk, Listen, Connect initiative, discuss key lessons learned during the development process, and review how clinicians and caregivers can use Talk, Listen, Connect to help military families and children.
Presenters will introduce participants to the US military structure and culture, to increase understanding of the ways a community-based provider can begin to work with veterans and their families. This webinar will discuss the typical stressors that a military service member experiences throughout his or her cycles of deployment and in combat and the potential risk factors for physical or psychological injuries that potentially can impact family functioning. Finally, presenters will describe best practice interventions that support psychological health with military and veteran families.