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Working Effectively With Military Families: 10 Things Providers Should Know

Mon April 21, 2014: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm EDT

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This presentation will describe 10 Key Concepts for providing competent and effective services to military families, including understanding military culture and service systems, the inner workings of military life, common challenges and stressors inherent to military service and family life, the impact of military service on family functioning, negative perceptions of mental health issues and services, protective/promotive factors, and barriers and challenges to serving service members and their families.


  • Cicely Burrows-McElwain, L.C.S.W.-C., SAMHSA – Center for Mental Health Services
  • Greg Leskin, Ph.D., NCCTS-UCLA
  • Susan Erstling, LICSW, PhD, Family Service of Rhode Island
  • Darci Fritz, M.S., Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

More about the NCTSN Military and Veteran Families Program: The NCTSN Military and Veteran Families Program recently updated Military and Veteran Families and Children webpage. On this website (or below under “Event Materials”), you can access the recently released factsheet Working Effectively with Military Families: 10 Things Providers Should Know.

Technical Questions? For technical problems, including questions about the Learning Center, please email help@nctsn.org.

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WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH MILITARY FAMILIES: 10 Key Concepts All Providers Should Know (Factsheet)

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