A bruised Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,Four years ago, the World Health Organisation reported that Guyana had the highest suicide rate in the world. As the country was sent in a panic over this surprising statistic, the Ministry of Public Health launched their “National Suicide Prevention Plan,” and other organisations created campaigns geared toward providing help to persons affected by depression, suicidal thoughts etc. However, this “surprise” shouldn’t be surprising at all. In our society, there aren’t many places that offer reliable professional help. Yes, there are places, but are they available on every two corners, like a rum shop is?In addition to that, some environments hinder the expression of people. Sharing our bad feelings is often deemed a form of weakness, or a vulnerable characteristic flaw that shouldn’t be tolerated. Building strength doesn’t mean taking away our vulnerabilities; acknowledging the existence of our vulnerabilities can make us stronger.Despite that belief occasionally “coming from a good place”, it can cause isolation among other negatively impactful practices. As such, it is important for people to fully comprehend ways to be more vigilant, honest, and to express our willingness to help. Even though we can’t say the ideal phrases to a person in need, we can always offer a simple but potent comfort. “If I can’t help you, I will help you to get help”. That’s a tagline that ASPIRE Youth Network Guyana uses during its facilitative sessions with youth.A common misconception is that suicide is selfish. Ultimately, none of us can see a person hurting mentally. We can see the physical symptoms that can accompany depression, but unless we are the prototype of Professor Xavier, we can’t see what others feel. However, we can acknowledge the warning signs of a person who may be sad or depressed.There are reasons why people say suicide is selfish. People can say that statement to shift the blame on the person who has died. Families and friends affected by the loss of their loved ones can experience situational depression, substance abuse etc. Persons experiencing suicidal thoughts can experience distorted thinking due to their overwhelming feelings of depression, emotional detachment from their loved ones, despair etc. This distorted thinking can prevent persons from perceiving reality. As reality can be interpreted in a number of ways, depression can serve as an influencing factor in how persons perceive themselves in the lives of their families or friends.All of that being said, how can we prevent suicide? Some people remind the person of their vibrant life and its possibilities, or they talk about the effect their death can have on their family. However, such an approach isn’t effective, since it doesn’t address the problem. Depression usually occurs for a number of reasons. I prefer not to list reasons, since I believe that a person’s sadness or depressive symptoms cannot be categorised by which is the most severe.In relation to suicide, the Criminal Offences Act contains a deeply flawed law. Section 96 contains the following excerpt: “Everyone who attempts to commit suicide shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and (be) liable to imprisonment for two years.” Now, that fact is surprising. Weirdly enough, this particular section doesn’t take into consideration providing any professional help to persons who have survived a suicide attempt.After a suicide attempt, a person would need a strong support system that can ensure that their life doesn’t feel as hopeless as it did before. Furthermore, there can be a sense of disapproval from the persons who would ultimately have been affected by this suicidal attempt. This shame or guilt felt by the friends and family members of the survivor can cause them to try to make things better. This can be positive or negative, depending on the course of action taken. A negative course of action would be informing the person of the “mistake” they would have committed if they would have died. A positive course of action would be listening to what the person says or doesn’t say. Afterwards, you can provide an infinite amount of support through advocating the importance of taking care of their mental health, and sharing information on places to go for professional help.It must be noted that the survivor’s family or counsellor would need to know what caused them to attempt to commit suicide in the first place. Once you are fully aware of what transpired, you can think of different methods that can aid them in having a healthy recovery.For this article, I’ve remained stable. However, there are days when I don’t feel like this. Sometimes I feel like I’m invisible and just “going through the motions”. I’ve noticed that I am not the only person who feels like this. Perhaps you have felt, or are currently feeling, something like that. I can’t see who you are, and I may never have the chance to know you — the real you, not the person you pretend to be at work, to your friends, or on social media, but the person you view yourself as. We may not know each other, but we should always remember that we aren’t alone. Our experiences can make us feel far more connected than blood.I hope that you have a strong support system, like I do. If you don’t have one, you can send a message to ASPIRE Youth Network Facebook Page. We are a group of young people who also have good and bad days. If we can’t help you, we will help you to get help.Regards,Juliana Lopeslast_img read more

Council approves plan to help solve poverty

first_img Councilman Bill Rosendahl said the panel needs to do more than talk about the issue, but come up with concrete proposals that can be use to spur a national debate. “We have all these presidential candidates coming out for the primary election next February and I would like us to have something we can use to hold their feet to the fire on these issues,” Rosendahl said. Alarcon said he hopes the panel will be able to develop a master plan on a variety of issues _ from pay to health care and housing that affect the poor. “The fact is, in Los Angeles, it costs $54,000 for a family of four,” Alarcon said. “We need to address the whole concept of who is poor and how we identify them.” Alarcon said the traditional formula for determining poverty levels is three times the cost of food. An effort to look at the causes and potential solutions with poverty in the city was approved today by the Los Angeles City Council, with the goal of developing proposals before next year’s presidential primary election. Councilman Richard Alarcon, who chaired a similar panel when he served in the state Senate, won council approval for creating an Ad Hoc Committee on Poverty, which will draft proposals to address the issues affecting the poor. “What I hope to see is us working with the business community, the faith-based community and others to address the issue of poverty and what we can do to help people,” Alarcon said. “This is not about the poor against the rich. I am not against people getting richer. What I want is to see it not at the expense of the poor.” “That is fine for rural areas, but it doesn’t apply to a city like Los Angeles where the costs are so much higher,” Alarcon said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

It’s “Baby One More Time” for Britney Spears

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former pop music princess Britney Spears is expecting again, US Weekly reports. The star, who gave birth to Sean Preston Federline last September 14, was spotted at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas over the weekend – and she was showing, according to US. Spears’ publicist was not immediately available for comment. The baby would be Spears’ second child.last_img read more

Bush finds new pen pal in Iran

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dear friend: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent President George W. Bush an e-mail in which he not only suggested that that the West give up on liberal democracy, but that if Bush would send him his Social Security number, Ahmadinejad would deposit $20 million from the recently deceased Queen of Iran into the president’s bank account. No school board left behind: The LAUSD school board is considering heavier oversight of Los Angeles charter schools to make it tougher to open schools not directly under the board’s control. Meanwhile, 44 percent of LAUSD schools which are under the school board’s control have not reached their No Child Left Behind goals. “Perhaps the LAUSD would have better results if we placed the school board under the charter school system,” said one unnamed charter school principal, who said she had no idea why her parents did not name her, but thought it worked out well this time because she wanted her school to remain open. Enron’s defense rests: This past week, the attorneys for Enron heads Ken Lay and Jeffery Skilling rested. “Of course, we had to rest,” said Attorney Scoop Bull. “You try and feed all that manure to the jury. It’s exhausting.” Warning Kennedy approaching: Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., announced that he would be going into a rehab center following an early morning traffic accident. A Kennedy family representative said that this was a wake-up call for the entire Kennedy clan. “In an attempt to keep America safe,” said Cam Alot, “from now on, every Kennedy baby will go into rehab prior to attending kindergarten.” “American Idol” shocker: In an upset vote that no one expected, audiences bumped Simon Cowell off the show. “We couldn’t take it any more,” said a Mr. and Mrs. McPhee of Sherman Oaks, who cast the deciding votes. “He was just too shrieky for our tastes.” Do-over: Convicted 9-11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui has requested to withdraw his guilty plea. “I had thought this was only a practice trial,” said Moussaoui. “Kind of like when I practiced flying a plane into a building. That shouldn’t count. Right? Right? Hello? Bueller? Bueller?” Spears’ spare: “We just figured that the way we’ve been treating our first baby,” said Britney Spears, announcing her latest pregnancy, “we had better have another one in reserve just in case.” Blaine breath stinks: Magician David Blaine was pulled from an aquarium by divers Monday nearly two minutes short of his goal of setting a world record for holding his breath underwater. “It wasn’t a failure to hold his breath,” said a representative for the water in the tank, “as much as the water couldn’t stand a second longer in there with Blaine’s ego. There’s just so much room.” “Mission Impossible” accomplished: In the latest Tom Cruise fan drop-off news, Cruise’s favorable rating now sits at 35 percent, which is still higher than Vice President Dick Cheney’s. Then again, Cruise has never shot anyone … yet. Voters might want to do the math first: Antelope Valley legislators are trying to get into the state budget an $11 million loan to help Mojave Airport build a hangar complex and terminal for space tourism. Virgin Galactic is working with Mojave to build a fleet of suborbital spacecraft to carry passengers paying $200,000 each. Why? All they need is 55 passengers and the hangar and terminal would be paid for. Congratulations: To the Lakers for … ah, forget it. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com).last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE NOTES

first_imgThe under 16s play in the division 1 county championship semi-final against MacCumhaills on Friday evening at 7pm in Glenfin. All support greatly appreciated for this young team who are having a great season.The Seniors and Reserves are scheduled to play championship this weekend but details have not been confirmed. Please check fixtures for details. Last week the Seniors played in Dungloe as part of the festival competition and it proved a good run out for all concerned.The ladies exited the championship on Wednesday evening last by going down in a very tight game played in Dungloe v Naomh Conaill. Naomh Mhuire 3-05 Naomh Conaill 4-05. Now it is onto the league again and a push for the play-off stages. One league match left to play v Bundoran will be in the coming weeks. With four wins in the league things are well placed to make the play-offs. The u16 girls play Cloich Cheann Fhaola at the Banks on Wed 4th Aug with a 7pm throw in. After defeating Gaoth Dobhair in the opening league match, this will be a much tighter game so come along and give the Girls an extra lift on the night.The club are running its second coaching week for the summer this week from the 2nd to the 5th and they have been kindly helped by support from Tradalai Eisc Ui Hannigain Teoranta.Lotto details for week 27th July; jackpot 2180 euro. No jackpot winner. There was four match 3 winners – Kim Duffy – Carrickfin, Thomas Devenny – Rann Na Feirste, Breda McBride – Meendoirenaslua agus Caolain Boyle – Meanbanad. Numbers were 2-6-8-16.100 Club July Draw. E4OO; Donal Rua – Rann Na Feirste. E200: Sean Hanlon – Calhame. E100: Joe McGee – Co.Largo Foods, Patrick Sharkey – Mullachdubh, Joe Devenney – Colaiste Na Rossan agus Phil Duffy – Meanacreive. Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA: NAOMH MHUIRE NOTES was last modified: August 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Mhuire noteslast_img read more

DR McDAID SAYS HE IS CONFIDENT FIANNA FAIL CAN DELIVER FOUR SEATS IN LETTERKENNY/MILFORD

first_imgJames Pat McDaid is congratulated by his friend Michael Murphy at last night’s launch.Veteran politician Dr Jim McDaid has said he is confident Fianna Fail can clinch four county council seats in the Letterkenny/Milford area.The former Minister for Tourism and Sport was speaking at the launch of the campaign for Glenswilly candidate James ‘Pat’ McDaid.A large crowd turned out for the launch of the 25 year old at the Station House Hotel. A large Glenswilly contingent as well as current Fianna Fail councillors Ciaran Brogan and Liam Blaney as well as the party’s fourth candidate John Watson were present.Also there were GAA star Michael Murphy, a personal friend and team-mate of James Pat as well as TD Charlie McConalogue.Dr McDaid said he was appealing to the people of Glenswilly to get behind this “decent young man.”Michael Murphy, James Pat, Dr James McDaid and Deputy Charlie McConalogue at last night’s launch.He referred to the pride of the people of ‘The Glen’ and how the crowd was always worth another 20% to any Glenswilly team. It was this kind of support which will get James Pat McDaid elected to Donegal County Council, he said.Dr McDaid said he wanted to personally thank the McDaid family for the support they had given him and paid a special tribute to James’ mum Peggy who had not been keeping well lately.“Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing if he was elected not just for himself but for Peggy and the people of the Glen,” he said.Charlie McConalogue TD said James may not have the experience of politics behind him but that will stand to him in many ways.He referred to his young age and how Ireland always needs change with its politics. “Don’t worry that you haven’t got the experience. That will come. What you have is commitment and a work ethic and that will take you far.“Alan Shatter may not be the Minister for Justice for long but I’m confident the name of James Pat McDaid will be on Donegal County Council,” he said.Some of the large crowd at last night’s launch.GAA player Michael Murphy said he was at the event in a personal capacity and to support his lifelong friend.“Even when we were youngsters James Pat always had an interest in politics when none of the rest of us had,” he said. He also stressed the attraction of having a young and new voice on the council.“I will be there to help him in every way I can,” said Michael.James Pat McDaid himself said that politics has been in his family for as long as he can remember.Although the McDaid family always loved the buzz of an election, he admitted it will be a very different feeling when he sees his name on the ballot sheet.He outlined seven different areas on which he will be fighting his campaign.They include road safety, healthcare, social housing, the regeneration of Letterkenny Main Street and the Market Square, the upgrading of the N14 road from the Manor Roundabout to Lifford, home security and planning regulations.In an honest and frank summing up, James Pat admitted that Fianna Fail had made mistakes in the past but they should be given another chance.He said he would like to be part of that new era and appealed to people to “get out and vote for James Pat McDaid on May 23rd.”He received a huge round of applause for what was a clearly nervous night for the young Glen man.A good base of support is there for McDaid, a base he can build on in the coming weeks when he knocks on doors and tells people why he can be their voice on Donegal County Council.DR McDAID SAYS HE IS CONFIDENT FIANNA FAIL CAN DELIVER FOUR SEATS IN LETTERKENNY/MILFORD was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Electionsfianna failglenswillyJames Pat McDaidlast_img read more

Prescription for good rest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Sleep treatment centers are nothing new, but Gateway has an unusual twist. Rather than setting up in a hospital or clinical setting, the company has three rooms regularly booked at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel, pampering clients before they get hooked up to diagnostic equipment and oxygen masks. In less than two years in business, Pisarra has made back his initial $100,000 investment and has switched into expansion mode. Within six months, he expects to open a second facility in Santa Clarita, then hopes to add six more high-end clinics in the next three years. The more relaxing settings don’t come cheaply – a two-session test with both diagnosis and treatment with an oxygen mask costs $3,000. Most insurance plans cover the visits, but patients can also pay out of pocket. Pisarra, who trained as a lawyer, has entered into a growing field, aiming to take the diagnosis out of clinical settings and into more plush places. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says 4 percent of men and 2 percent of women suffer from sleep apnea, with a growing number seeking treatment for their snoring, gasping and fitful nights. “Sleep is such a hot field right now, a lot of centers are quickly opening up,” said Kathleen McCann, communications manager for the AASM. “The trend right now: opening in spas and other nontraditional places. It’s a way to attract patients. It’s fine as long as they adhere to our accreditation standards and are legitimate and decent facilities.” STUDIO CITY – As a man snores peacefully in a soft hotel bed, a team of technicians tracks a killer. Armed with infrared cameras and sensitive electronic devices, camped out in a plush room, they observe on computers and a dim television screen. They note any noise and record changes for later data analysis. All through the night, they watch and wait. They’re not detectives; they’re medical technicians. They’re not spying, they’ve been paid handsomely to check up on the folks sacked out on the bed. The killer is sleep apnea, a disorder that cuts off oxygen during slumber and contributes to hypertension, strokes and heart attacks. “It’s a great business to be in because you’re helping people who don’t even know they need help,” said David Pisarra, president of Gateway SleepLabs. The group accredits 915 facilities nationwide and 48 in California. Unlike a hospital, Gateway outsources its test results for analysis to a center in Michigan and Pisarra hopes to one day contract out to India. While McCann said that isn’t necessarily cause for concern, AASM recommends that seriously ill patients be treated in medical centers in case emergencies arise. Pisarra said Gateway plans to eventually apply for AASM’s voluntary accreditation once its growth phase ends. He also noted that the clinic is near a Los Angeles Fire Department station, allowing quick access to paramedics in emergency situations. It also has physicians on staff to field questions and work with patients’ primary care doctors. While Dr. Frisca Yan Go , medical director of the UCLA Sleep Disorder Center, said accredited facilities are the best, the hotel setting is fine so long as the tests are properly administered. She stressed the need for a quiet, calm environment to conduct the diagnostics. “You have to fulfill your sleep in quality and quantity,” she said. “Sleep apnea affects the quality. Sometimes people don’t even realize they’re sleepy, they just fall asleep and have an accident.” It hasn’t gotten to that point for Mark Morris, an announcer for KKGO-AM (1260), who sought treatment at the clinic Tuesday evening. After a friend developed a sleep apnea-related heart condition, he decided to check in to see if his snoring was affecting his health. “I guess I’ve had this for the past 20 years,” he said. “It doesn’t bother me, but I’ve had family complain. It’d be nice to get a deeper, more restful sleep.” — Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Play Your Part Roadshow

first_imgPlay Your Part has partnered with Leadership 2020 Seminars and One Day Leader to bring the PYP experience to your doorstep through the Play Your Part Roadshow and the PYP Cube.Brand South Africa reporterThe Play Your Part team, along with partners and various stakeholders, are travelling around South Africa to share inspiring stories and insights into how regular South Africans can make our country great through active citizenship.South Africans are urged to keep an eye out for the bright yellow PYP Cube that will be visiting various venues around the country. If you spot our Cube in your area, don’t hesitate to take a look inside.Carrying a range of different tools like tablets, camera’s and interactive screens, the Cube acts as a platform for people to engage with Brand South Africa, play Your Part and partners.In the Cube, you can pledge to your fellow South Africans that you will do your best to help improve the country for all in any whichever way you can.Everyone can make a positive difference in their own way. Tell us how you are playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions?Even if you don’t get the chance to interact with the PYP Cube, you can still make your pledge. Just submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all. LimpopoThe Play Your Part Roadshow visitedPolokwane, Limpopo, in a bid to driveactive citizenship for the good of thecountry.Eastern CapeOur second stop on the Play Your PartRoadshow was in Port Elizabeth,also known as “The Windy City”, in theEastern Cape.Free StateThe Play Your Part Roadshow made itsthird stop in Mangaung at the heart ofthe Free State province. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Project Insight: Unique Reintegration Situations and Resources

first_imgChallenge: Preparing a family for a first reintegration is a lot like trying to prepare the first-time mom for her baby… it’s hard to prep someone for the reality when they are so excited.Suggested Strategy: Empower couples despite a lack of control over what the future looks like around deployment, develop a plan or strategy of what each family member would like to see and then set goals on how to get there, improve communication skills and make expectations realistic, help families understand that reintegration is not perfect. Challenge: Partners may play “one-upmanship” about who had it worse while the SM was deployed.Suggested Strategy: Help partners communicate with one another and empathize with the other for the struggles they EACH endured during that time. The one-upping can sometimes be born out of feeling unappreciated or misunderstood by the difficulties each person faced. Once a partner feels understood and if the other has empathized, they can stop the one-upping because they feel heard. Are these situations that military family service providers encounter after reintegration familiar to you? Are there other challenges and strategies you would recommend including? Resources addressing unique reintegration situationsProject In Sight participants also alerted us to helpful resources that addressed several unique reintegration situations.Helping military children use language when addressing sensitive topicsMaybe Days- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/114426.Maybe_DaysThe language from the book Maybe Days can be helpful in working with children around deployment and is helpful in teaching children about self-soothing, healthy coping strategies, and ways to express their disappointments, loss, etc. Although this is a resource created specifically for foster children, our participants recommended this book for military children as well since they oftentimes can’t and won’t have definitive answers about deployment.Using play therapy to help children rebuild their attachments with parentsRebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play Therapy [recorded webinar]This 1.5-hour recorded webinar is sponsored by MFLN Family Development. It offers valuable information on the utilization of play therapy in the effort to rebuild attachment with children in military families. The unique strengths of and risk factors for military children and families will be described along with the ways in which play therapy can assist in rebuilding attachment. The adaptation and application of techniques for working with trauma and grief to military children and families will also be presented.A book for both spouses seeking help with deployment challengesOnce a Warrior: Wired for Life by Cantrell & Dean. This book illustrates how to turn negatives into positives and assists our highly trained military personnel in utilizing their tremendous potential in achieving success and happiness after their release from military service. This book highlights the path along the way to transitioning from warrior to civilian.Looking for something on self-development and self-efficacy?Brene Brown books: http://brenebrown.com/. Brene Brown’s resources were recommended because of the focus on self -development and self- efficacy, in addition to ways to deal with stress.Have you recommended other resources that are helpful for sharing with military families during reintegration? If so, what other suggestions would you add to this list?This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT and Sara Croymans, M. Ed. of Military Families Learning Network. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network  on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Do these situations military families encounter after reintegration seem familiar to you? Are there other reintegration challenges and strategies you would recommend including?Unique Reintegration Challenges for Military Family Service ProfessionalsChallenge: When hosting pre-deployment events, families are not focusing on the resources being offered.  Since they are primarily focused on spending these last hours with their family, they hate the idea of being stuck at a deployment event instead. And, when they return, they are so excited to see each other, it is so hard for them to focus on the resources again.Suggested Strategies:Make resources available in the early days following the departure and then in the weeks that follow.Provide ongoing classes or materials long before deployments happen that can be before, during, and after deployments.Reach out to families once a month or more when their SM is deployed to check in and see how things are going. As one service professional shared, “This has been the most effective for having them accept and utilize resources I give them.”center_img During the Project Insight: The Joys and challenges of Reintegration after Deployment webinar (transcript available), military family service providers collaboratively uncovered insights about the joys and challenges of reintegration that military service members and families often encounter.As a result of this previous session, we are pleased to announce that together we now have new insights, ideas, and resources which speak to the unique reintegration circumstances of both military families and military family service professionals. We welcome your feedback (on this blog post) so that we can collaboratively grow this list of insights and resources to support military families around the topic of reintegration after deployment. So what did we learn and what can we share?Common themes of reintegration after deploymentDuring Project In Sight, several military spouses shared their reintegration experiences and stories with webinar participants. During the session, participants found several common themes around their stories:Reintegration Joys– time together, relief that the SM is home, having help with the children and daily tasks/chores, excitementReintegration Challenges– communication, changes in family routine, income changes, partner isn’t the same after return, parenting challenges, newness, change, expectations, prior relationship problems don’t disappear after deploymentHow do knowing these themes help?  We think that understanding common themes can assist us in being more prepared in our work with military families, but perhaps you have a specific idea in mind.  What are some of your suggestions?Unique reintegration challengesAlong with common themes, we learned of a few unique situations and challenges military families face. We also uncovered some unique situations military family service providers encounter when supporting military families during reintegration.Unique Reintegration Challenges for Military FamiliesChallenge: Relationship problems did not go away during deployment; problems are put on a shelf. Many families may not continue to seek help or resources after the SM comes home.Suggested Strategy: Work on communication with the couples both before the deployment and after they return. (This challenge was discussed during the session, but there were few suggested strategies mentioned. If you have suggestions, please let us know in the blog comments). Challenge: The process of reintegration can be difficult for children, as well as the family. Oftentimes, the difficulties that the children are experiencing can be overlooked.Suggested Strategy: Connect military children with each other for support. Hold monthly small group meetings during a deployment. Do a craft with all of the children to create something to send to the SM. Continue to provide opportunities for the military children to come together during the reintegration phase for continued support.last_img read more

When Success Happens

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