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By Grace Taylor, LAC   Children’s Resilience and the Importance of Support Systems for Them   There is an innate resilience in children, a willingness to adapt and grow even under harsh conditions, but support for children of veterans and first responders is so, so important regardless.   A few weeks...

By: David Teague, LPC   Veteran Marriage Struggles   Veteran marriage struggles post discharge or retirement are not uncommon, but can be emotionally taxing and difficult to talk about. There is already taboo and stigma attached to openly discussing marital problems, or problems within any union, but there are...

By: Alisa Mitchell, LPC The Mental Health of Veterans and First Responders   Unfortunately, in the civilian world, mental health awareness for veterans and first responders is severely lacking. Annually there may be an article written, often glossing over or entirely misrepresenting what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder looks...

By: Kristy Burton, LPC-S, AADC, SAP, NCC, TA   Veteran Dependents and Public Scrutiny   Veteran dependents, spouses, children, and families of veterans are not immune to the public scrutiny and stigma that comes with rejoining the civilian world. While veterans are more likely to face more severe challenges...

By: Rita Masterson, LPC   Stigma, Public Scrutiny & Cultural Competence   With retirement or discharge from active duty, veterans returning to the civilian world may face a lot of public scrutiny, stigma, and struggle with their own cultural competence.    Among other more personal, internal struggles, veterans may face some...

By Jennifer Duer, LPC   Distress in Children   While acclimating to civilian life after active duty in military or emergency services, it is imperative that parents be able to recognize signs of distress in their children, and that they understand the importance of early intervention.   There are particular comforts...

By: Donnabelle Hess   Spouses Going Back to Civilian Life   Spouses transitioning to civilian life will be faced with challenges not unlike those of their veteran partners. Just as your retired or discharged spouse has acclimated to a certain way of living, so have you. Many of us...

By: Todd McGuire, LPC   The Transition to Civilian Life   Whether you’re transitioning back to civilian life after being in the military, or being an emergency service worker, the shift from service member to civilian can be jarring. Even if you’re glad to be out, even if your...

By: Kristy Burton, LPC-S, AADC, SAP, NCC, TA   Returning From Deployment   Initially, the relief of finally returning from deployment can override absolutely everything else. While homecoming is a happy time for everyone, it is also a time of disruption and readjustment. Be prepared for some ups and...

Written by Veronica McClane, LCSW   Operating as a Single Parent On Your Own While your partner is deployed, you may find yourself operating as a single parent. Being a military spouse, or partner to someone in the military, especially sharing a child/children with that person is no simple...

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