So, your child is getting ready to look for work. Whether he or she is still in school or just starting the search, there are plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt
Grieving can be a lonely experience. Being with others who are grieving can reassure you that what you’re feeling is perfectly normal. Bereavement camps, seminars and retreats offer opportunities for you to connect with people who understand how to help you with your grief journey.
The best way for military families to show children healthy boundaries is to model it yourself – both with them and with other adults. Here’s a list of some common ways you can help your children learn to build this resilient skill in everyday family life.
A first job is an important milestone that can propel a young person to future success and pave the way for exciting opportunities. Whether your youth is still in school or just starting the search, Military OneSource provides plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt – such as mentors and internships. Check out some strategies to set your youngster up for success.
Talking to your children about their bodies can help protect them from sexual abuse. From the time your children are quite young, have a conversation with them about who can touch them and what to do if they are uncomfortable with someone’s touch.
Supporting adult family members with complex needs may involve collaboration with a variety of support systems and community-based services.
You can help protect your children from sexual abuse by providing careful supervision, establishing open communication and giving them the information they need to be safe.
Sometimes other adults have the special gift of helping our children see and use their strengths and talents. This is mentorship.
Even the most well-adjusted children may experience stress following a disaster or traumatic event. It’s important to understand how to recognize and address signs of stress so you can help your children cope with their feelings.
Person-center planning is a military-supported initiative to help individuals with disabilities direct their own lives — with options to plan housing, work, finances and more.
An estimated one in five American adults experience a diagnosable mental health disorder each year. Many of these conditions are common and treatable, yet many people suffer in silence because of the stigma and shame. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting 838255.
Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important for your well-being, and military and family readiness. Mental health challenges and issues shouldn’t be ignored or hidden. There are lots of resources available to help anyone suffering get diagnosed and get better.
Supporting a child’s education is one of your most important responsibilities. By cultivating a love of learning and knowledge at a young age, you can set up your child for success. Here are some strategies to help you build a foundation of learning for your child.
From new parent support assistance to newsletters packed with information, military parents have access to numerous resources to make your job of raising kids a little easier and a lot more fun.
Keep you and your military family safe and healthy during the coronavirus disease 2019 self-quarantine with these tips.
There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. In addition to the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource special needs consultants, your family may receive additional help from a range of benefits.