MILITARY LIFE The military gives every service member the opportunity to enter with virtually no skills and leave with an array of skills needed in the civilian job market.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18. Depression can be a chronic illness or a short term reaction to a life stressor. Military lifestyle involves more than just deployments. Stress on the family and adolescent can come as a result of many moves, changing schools, leaving friends and community connections, constant training, and separation of the active duty service member. Deployments are […]
It is very important for everyone to appreciate that the burden of care and the effects of the disease on the child necessitate adjustments in virtually all aspects of the lives of all family members. THE IMPACT OF LENNOX-GASTAUT SYNDROME ON FAMILIES Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe form of childhood epilepsy that not only has a major impact on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the affected children, but on their caregivers as […]
More can still be done. Many citizens with special needs can be taught skills that can be utilized in businesses and people-oriented employment sectors.
BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH, PSY.D As a family transitions from active duty to civilian life, changes in financial stability can be a major stressor, and many families are not prepared. Up to a year before retirement, families can participate in retirement classes to assist with questions and discuss realistic financial adjustments that will need to be considered. For example, according to GIJobs.com a Marine with four dependents and a rank of E7 retires at 20 years […]