Transition and reintegration can be difficult for military personnel and for veterans. But it can also be difficult for military families. How does a family transition to another military installation or post? How do they acclimate to a new culture if stationed overseas? Can a spouse have a full career? How do children manage the frequent transitions of new schools, new friends, or new environments? How do military families in general transition to civilian life post military careers?
For this Discussion, review the media, Transition and Integration, provided in this week’s resources. Consider how the families adapted to transitions and managed reintegration into civilian life.
By Day 3
Post what resonated most with you about either family’s transition or integration experience. Describe the coping strategies you observed. How did resiliency play a role in their experiences? How does this information aid you as a helping professional working with these families?
Read a selection of your colleagues’ posts.
By Day 5
Respond to two or more colleagues with additional ways observations from this Discussion may aid you in working with military families.
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