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Deployment Author Karen Petty
ISBN-10 9781605540573
Release 2009-04-24
Pages 180
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Children with parents in the military face unfamiliar and complicated emotions. This comprehensive handbook is for civilians and military personnel who work with or care for children who experience separation through deployment, death, or divorce. Written by an internationally known, hands-on trainer and presenter in the field, this book contains theory-based, practice-driven strategies for handling separation and helping young through elementary-age children move forward and live full lives.

Healing Stress in Military Families

Healing Stress in Military Families Author Lorie T. DeCarvalho
ISBN-10 9781118218631
Release 2012-03-08
Pages 230
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Eight practical steps to help military families through the unique issues they face When service members return, it's up to their families to try to soften their re-entry into civilian life. Healing Stress in Military Families offers practical help for military families coping with the myriad repercussions of their loved ones' duties, from their deployment to their return home. Based on the latest scientific research and best practice guidelines—as well as the authors' experience treating veterans and their families—Healing Stress in Military Families offers answers for the stress that comes not only from war, but also from other related issues, including deployment and redeployment, relocation, and reunion. Healing Stress in Military Families provides: Evidence-based advice for clinicians helping military families with adjustment problems by facilitating communication, reconnection, and growth "Making It Real" exercises for clinicians to employ with families in sessions "Talking Points" that explore how to guide the family in their healing process Homework handouts and between-session "Taking Action" exercises for families that reinforce and build on skills and information introduced in sessions Compassionately written with the military family at heart, Healing Stress in Military Families provides the information, tools, and skills that will empower these courageous families to more easily heal and become stronger and more resilient as they go through life. "This practical workbook will help others understand the highly complex factors that cause dysfunction within military families. Using a clear format that avoids jargon, providers and families can work through the eight practical steps that focus on reconnecting the family and improving resiliency. This excellent book will surely become core material for anyone interested in working with military families." —Bradford Felker, MD, Director, Mental Health Primary Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine "Healing Stress in Military Families: Eight Steps to Wellness is a timely, practical publication that recognizes and addresses the impact of traumatic stress on countless 'hidden victims,' our military families. The focus on empowerment and goal-directedness—versus illness, disorder and dysfunction—is so needed today." —Mark D. Lerner, PhD, President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Counseling Military Families

Counseling Military Families Author Lynn K. Hall
ISBN-10 9781134494927
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 330
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How does the military really work? What issues are constants for military families, and what special stresses do they face? Counseling Military Families provides the best available overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues. Chapters focus on vital issues such as the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children, and present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families. Counseling Military Families provides clinicians with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of families in transition, including those who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who may be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time.

Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children

Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children Author Joy D. Osofsky
ISBN-10 9781609182083
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 364
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Presenting crucial knowledge and state-of-the-art treatment approaches for working with young children affected by trauma, this book is an essential resource for mental health professionals and child welfare advocates. Readers gain an understanding of how trauma affects the developing brain, the impact on attachment processes, and how to provide effective help to young children and their families from diverse backgrounds. Top experts in the field cover key evidence-based treatments--including child-parent psychotherapy, attachment-based treatments, and relational interventions--as well as interventions in pediatric, legal, and community settings. Special sections give in-depth attention to deployment-related trauma in military families and the needs of children of substance-abusing parents.

Childhood Deployed

Childhood Deployed Author Susan Shepler
ISBN-10 9780814724965
Release 2014-06-06
Pages 223
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Childhood Deployed examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book argues that there is a fundamental disconnect between the Western idea of the child soldier and the individual lived experiences of the child soldiers of Sierra Leone. Susan Shepler contends that the reintegration of former child soldiers is a political process having to do with changing notions of childhood as one of the central structures of society. For most Westerners the tragedy of the idea of “child soldier” centers around perceptions of lost and violated innocence. In contrast, Shepler finds that for most Sierra Leoneans, the problem is not lost innocence but the horror of being separated from one’s family and the resulting generational break in youth education. Further, Shepler argues that Sierra Leonean former child soldiers find themselves forced to strategically perform (or refuse to perform) as the“child soldier” Western human rights initiatives expect in order to most effectively gain access to the resources available for their social reintegration. The strategies don’t always work—in some cases, Shepler finds, Western human rights initiatives do more harm than good. While this volume focuses on the well-known case of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, it speaks to the larger concerns of childhood studies with a detailed ethnography of people struggling over the situated meaning of the categories of childhood.It offers an example of the cultural politics of childhood in action, in which the very definition of childhood is at stake and an important site of political contestation.

Couple Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families

Couple Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families Author Douglas K. Snyder
ISBN-10 9781462505401
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 345
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Presenting couple-based interventions uniquely tailored to the mental health needs of military and veteran couples and families, this book is current, practical, and authoritative. Chapters describe evidence-based interventions for specific disorders?such as posttraumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse?and related clinical challenges, including physical aggression, infidelity, bereavement, and parenting concerns. Clear guidelines for assessment and treatment are illustrated with helpful case examples; 18 reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. The book also provides essential knowledge on the culture of military families and the normative transitions and adjustments they face.

Including One Including All

Including One  Including All Author Todd Wanerman
ISBN-10 9781605541808
Release 2010-03-01
Pages 304
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Inclusive early childhood settings benefit all children, whether or not they have identified special needs. Including One, Including All provides theoretical, conceptual, and practical information on relationship-based, inclusive practices for early childhood classrooms, an approach that strengthens every child and supports the child’s behavioral, emotional, social, and learning challenges. Written by a team of professionals who are known for their successful work using this model, Including One, Including All includes blueprints for organizing this important work with children and their families and addresses the challenges and rewards of inclusion in early childhood classrooms, and chronicles the experiences of two children with special needs in early childhood settings.

Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members

Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members Author Paula Domenici
ISBN-10 9781608827176
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 240
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Parents of returning service members may sometimes feel that their voices are not heard. The media is saturated with stories about troops returning from deployment with mental health problems like post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse. Some also return home with physical problems including traumatic brain injury, physical pain or more severe injuries like amputations. Almost all returning service members experience reintegration challenges such as readjusting to family and community, finding employment or attending school. But rarely do we hear how parents are taking on the role of supporting their sons and daughters who have served our country. In countless ways these parents provide help—and when their military child suffers significant physical or psychological injuries, they may once again become their primary caretaker. For mothers and fathers and others in a parenting role, it can be overwhelming at times, and resources are limited. Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members provides a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. This groundbreaking book acknowledges the significant contribution and sacrifice parents have made for their military children, provides strategies and resources that will assist them in understanding and supporting their son or daughter, and will validate their own personal experiences. Recommendations for helping them care for their returning service member are woven throughout the book, as well as education about the importance of taking care of themselves to help prevent caregiver burnout. Vignettes and reflections from parents who have had a child deploy offer a sense of hope and community. Even in the best of circumstances, parents play an instrumental role in helping their sons and daughters successfully reintegrate after deployment. This book is a valuable resource for any parent who is seeking to better understand and support a returning military child while caring for themselves.

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Author Ann S. Masten
ISBN-10 9781462523719
Release 2015-10-12
Pages 370
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From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse circumstances, such as poverty, chronic family problems, or exposure to trauma. Coverage encompasses the neurobiology of resilience as well as the role of major contexts of development: families, schools, and culture. Identifying key protective factors in early childhood and beyond, Masten provides a cogent framework for designing programs to promote resilience. Complex concepts are carefully defined and illustrated with real-world examples.

Military Mental Health Care

Military Mental Health Care Author Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott
ISBN-10 9781442220942
Release 2012-12-07
Pages 232
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Military Mental HealthCare is both a resource for struggling veterans and a useful tool for their loved ones or anyone looking for ways to support the veterans in their lives.

Lily Hates Goodbyes

Lily Hates Goodbyes Author Jerilyn Marler
ISBN-10 1936214784
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 32
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Lily's Daddy is in the military. Join her as she learns to cope with her emotions and to be happy in her daily life while she looks forward to joyfully saying hello when Daddy gets home.

After the War Zone

After the War Zone Author Laurie B. Slone
ISBN-10 9781600940545
Release 2008
Pages 279
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A resource for service members, their spouses, families, and communities offers a guide to the most common after-effects of war and includes strategies for reintegration into everyday life, discussion of common myths, and an exploration of mental health concerns.

A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance Author Jane Humphries
ISBN-10 1605545066
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 184
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A practical must-have resource for those working with young children experiencing disruptive change in their lives

A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families

A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families Author Linda Hughes-Kirchubel
ISBN-10 9783319689845
Release 2018-01-08
Pages 361
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This unique reference integrates knowledge culled from fifteen years of U.S. deployments to create an action plan for supporting military and veteran families during future conflicts. Its innovative ideas stretch beyond designated governmental agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, VA) to include participation from, and possible collaborations with, the business/corporate, academic, advocacy, and philanthropic sectors. Contributors identify ongoing and emerging issues affecting military and veteran families and recommend specific strategies toward expanding and enhancing current programs and policy. This proactive agenda also outlines new directions for mobilizing the research community, featuring strategies for addressing institutional challenges and improving access to critical data. Included in the coverage: Lessons learned inside the Pentagon. Merging reintegration streams for veterans and military families. The unique role of professional associations in assisting military families: a case study. Philanthropy for military and veteran families: challenges past, recommendations for tomorrow. Rules of engagement: media coverage of military families during war. Designing and implementing strategic research studies to support military families. A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families is of immediate usefulness to leaders, professionals, and future professionals in interdisciplinary academic, governmental, advocacy, and philanthropic areas of focus interested in the theoretical, practical, and real-life concerns and needs of military-affiliated families.

Deployment Psychology

Deployment Psychology Author Amy B. Adler
ISBN-10 1433808811
Release 2011
Pages 294
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The impact of combat on service members' mental health has received considerable attention both in the popular press and in scholarly publications. Yet few books have focused on evidence-based efforts to prevent mental health problems and enhance service members' well-being and resilience. In this book, leading clinicians and researchers do just that by examining how military organizations can best moderate the negative impact of combat through individual screening, training, peer support, leadership, and organizational policies. The editors promote a broad occupational health model of prevention and include the latest research on delivering mental health services in predeployment, in-theater settings, and VA hospitals. The psychological health not only of service members but also of military families is approached as an integral aspect of deployment psychology. The result is a groundbreaking book that emphasizes what is knownùand not knownùabout evidence-based interventions. It represents the first comprehensive review of mental health interventions across the deployment cycle and will help guide the field of military psychology in developing a much-needed support system for service members. Amy B. Adler, PhD, is a clinical research psychologist and chief of science at the U.S. Army Medical Research UnitûEurope, Walter Reed Army Institute for Research. She is the manager of the army's medical research on psychological resilience training and has led several of the army's studies on psychological resilience training. Besides serving as a U.S. representative on NATO research groups, Dr. Adler has provided consultation to militaries in several other nations. She has published more than 40 journal articles as well as numerous book chapters and has coedited five books, including the series Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat. Paul D. Bliese, PhD, is the director of the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Bliese has served as the commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research UnitûEurope, located in Heidelberg, Germany, and as the chief of the Department of Military Psychiatry at WRAIR. In 2005, 2007, and 2009, he deployed to Iraq as part of the annual Mental Health Advisory Team. Dr. Bliese has published numerous scientific articles, has developed and maintains the multilevel library for the open-source statistical language R, and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and a colonel in the U.S. Army. Carl Andrew Castro, PhD, is director of the Military Operational Medicine Research Program at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland. He was the original author and developer of the Battlemind Training System, the U.S. Army's resilience training program. His operational experience includes tours of duty in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. In 2003 and 2006, he deployed to Iraq as part of the annual Mental Health Advisory Team. Dr. Castro has published more than 60 scientific articles and has served as coeditor of the four-volume series Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat. He also leads several NATO research groups and other international activities. He is a colonel in the U.S. Army.

Flat Stanley On Ice

Flat Stanley  On Ice Author Jeff Brown
ISBN-10 9780062189837
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 32
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Flat Stanley and Arthur are excited to go ice-skating on the frozen lake. But when the weather suddenly warms up, Stanley finds himself skating on thin ice! Beginning readers will love following along with Flat Stanley's winter adventure. Flat Stanly: On Ice is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible  Horrible  No Good  Very Bad Day Author Judith Viorst
ISBN-10 9781442463165
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 32
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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.