From Diapers to Diplomas: Exploring Resilience in Military Children

By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT

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It goes without saying that children in military and veteran families are faced with many challenges including frequent family relocations, deployment of a family member, and the perpetual fear that their family member may be injured or killed during deployment or other assigned duties.  To say that these children are resilient is simply not enough. While they do have an uncanny ability to remain strong in the face of adversity and bounce back after life’s difficulties, these children still need proper support and understanding.

Dr. Catherine Mogil, Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Director of Training and Intervention Development for the Nathanson Family Resilience Centerwill be joining us on July 13 at 11:00 am Eastern to shed some light on this important and urgent topic.

Please join us as we learn more about the needs of these children and the ways in which we can enhance their resilience for their optimal psychological functioning throughout their development and childhood- from diapers to diplomas.

This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the OneOp Family Development Team. The OneOp Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about OneOp Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.



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