Program modules for educators and parents

Here is the list of the planned educator program modules. These may change as we work through them.

  1. Children’s emotional, physical and cognitive responses to parental separation (information, supports [for the child and parent] and strategies)
  2. Building children’s understanding of deployment (information, strategies, stories, the benefits of varied parent communication)
  3. Supporting the non-deployed parent with social responses to deployment (the importance of supports, maintaining relationships, resources for self-soothing, social responses)
  4. Supporting family transitions and protective factors
  5. Fostering the language of deployment to improve children’s understanding 
  6. Developing children’s narratives and creating digital narratives (information, strategies to support children’s understanding)
  7. Strategies, benefits and barriers for partnering with military families
  8. Working from a strengths-based perspective (information, strategies and supports for children and families)
  9. Links to the community (information and strategies around rituals, referral and advocacy)
  10. Listening to children’s voices in military families

Here is the list of the planned parent program modules. These may change as we work through them.

  1. Children’s emotional, physical and cognitive responses to parental separation (information, supports and strategies)
  2. Building children’s understanding of deployment (information, strategies and stories that assist, the benefits of varied family communication)
  3. Supporting the mental health of the non-deployed parent (information, the importance of supports, maintaining relationships, and resources for self-soothing)
  4. Supporting and managing transitions and children’s social responses (information, strategies, protective factors, narratives)
  5. Fostering the language and narrative of deployment and relocations (to build and support their understanding)
  6. Co-parenting from different continents, sharing and not sharing (information, strategies and supports)
  7. Discovering family and individual strengths and staying connected (information, strategies and supports)
  8. When a parent comes back injured (this is only for families where this is relevant)(information, strategies and supports)
  9. When a parent comes back with mental health conditions and/or moral injury (this is only for families where this is relevant)(information, strategies and supports)
  10. When a parent doesn’t come home at all (this is only for families where this is relevant)(information, strategies and supports)

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