Content tagged "military families"

Soldier and Family Assistance Centers

Family Caregiving Updated: July 30, 2013

Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs) provide services tailored to meet the needs of warriors in transition and their families. An SFAC consists of a...

Understanding Respite Care for Military Family Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: July 11, 2013

Author: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., Owner of MBP Consulting & Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionAs someone caring for a wounded, ill,...

Wounded Warriors and Intimacy

Family Caregiving Updated: December 12, 2012

Trauma, whether physical or psychological, can affect the emotional and sexual relationships of wounded warriors and their partners. As a caregiver, you may...

Caring for Those with Chronic Pain

Family Caregiving Updated: November 19, 2012

Pain is one of the symptoms most frequently reported by service members returning from military deployment. As a caregiver, understanding and managing the...

Bullying: Resources for Parents

Parenting Updated: August 31, 2012

Bullying is a common experience for children. It can have serious consequences for both victim and bully. What does a parent need to know?

Family and Child Care

Family Caregiving Updated: March 13, 2012

Military caregiving involves new roles and challenges in your life that can affect your relationships with your wounded warrior and children. A service...

Military Acronyms

Family Caregiving Updated: March 01, 2012

 The military community uses numerous abbreviations and acronyms to identify various programs, organizations, and titles. As a military caregiver, you may be...

Caring for Those with Traumatic Brain Injury

Family Caregiving Updated: February 21, 2012

Does your wounded warrior...If so, he or she may be experiencing symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a life-altering event for wounded warriors...

Understanding URLs

Network Literacy Updated: January 19, 2012

The unique address of a Web page is referred to as a Uniform or Universal Resource Locator (URL). For...

Sometimes my baby's eyes look crossed. Is this normal?

Parenting Updated: January 12, 2012

It’s normal for infants’ eyes to look crossed momentarily for their first 18 months. As babies eyes get stronger this will happen less and less. Babies learn...

My baby has been teething for months now why haven't her teeth come in yet?

Parenting Updated: January 11, 2012

As painful as this process can be for babies and parents, many infants teethe for what seems like an eternity. Unfortunately, it is not at all unusual for a...

Just in Time Parenting Podcasts 1st Year

Parenting Updated: January 11, 2012

The following are audio files based on the Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters for months 1-12, developed by Dr. Diana Del Campo at New Mexico State...

Children of Wounded Warriors: Guidance for Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: January 06, 2012

Have you recently received a call that your service member has become very seriously injured (VSI) or seriously injured (SI)? Do you have a child who will be...

Caregivers of Military Amputees

Family Caregiving Updated: January 06, 2012

Does your wounded warrior amputee suffer from…If so, he or she may be experiencing depression. The pre- and post-amputation process can be difficult for both...

Caring for Those with Severe Burns

Family Caregiving Updated: January 06, 2012

Did you know that, according to Journal of Critical Care Medicine, burn injuries account for 5 percent to 10 percent of combat casualties? During military...

Why do some toddlers bite other children? How can child care providers prevent biting before it happens?

Child Care Updated: November 16, 2011

Biting is common among very young children, particularly in group settings such as child care. It is very important for child care providers to understand...

What are the views and opinions of praise versus encouragement for young children?

Parenting Child Care Updated: November 08, 2011

Most studies report that encouraging children is better for their development than giving them praise. Encouragement promotes the child’s self-motivation and...

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