In this presentation Col. Kris Peterson discusses military culture and the unique stressors faced by military families. The speaker addresses the complications of post-deployment when there is illness or injury, as well as the impact of deployment on young children. Two army programs developed to improve services to deployed families are also discussed: Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Proponency (CAF BHP) and the Child and Family Assistance Center (CAFAC).
Presenters from the North Shore Health System describe their efforts to develop programs to serve New York National Guard and their families. Program Director and Iraq War Veteran Andy Roberts describes his deployment experiences and provides a video montage of his own pictures taken during his combat tour.
VAs Office of Mental Health staff provide an overview of services available to veterans and their families. Resources and supportive practices for family members who serve as caregivers to psychologically and physically injured veterans are discussed.
During the past decade, thousands of military families experienced the stress of military deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, military families continue to support service member’s deployments all over the globe. With modern technologies, these families are able to instantly communicate in real time over great distances with their deployed loved ones. During this unique webinar, learn about the ways military families communicate during and after deployment. What are the popular means of communicating with loved ones during a wartime deployment? How do military parents communicate with their children from the war front? This webinar will feature active duty military leadership, spouses, and children discuss the benefits and challenges associated with deployment communication in today’s military. Presenters will describe their first hand narratives that accompany.