The military life is not easy -- and military families need to be prepared for lots of challenges and changes. The “Battle Plan for Military Children’s Mental Wellness” handbook is a two-part series designed to help military parents be pro-active and create a supportive, healthy family environment for their children as the foundation for good mental health.
Part One of this free handbook is written by military psychology and family relations experts who answer questions such as: How do we communicate as parents? How can I model good communication with my children? How can I redirect or correct them effectively? How can I help them build good habits? How can I more effectively organize family life?
Part Two is a guide for how to be better equipped to navigate some your military family’s unique circumstances and to help your children overcome major changes. It can help you set your family up for success as you move through challenges like deployments, moves, injuries, transitions, and all the emotional and mental hurdles that come with it.
The Military Parents’ Guide to Children’s Mental Health is a free downloadable handbook designed to help active duty, National Guard, Reserve or retired military parents better understand their children’s behavior, sort out short term response to stress vs. mental health issues, and navigate the children’s mental healthcare system.
This extensive guide serves as a great starting point, answering questions like: What is normal stress response vs. mental illness and what are the symptoms? What does it mean for my military family? Where can I seek care and will my insurance cover it? How can I get help from my school?