Assessing Family Support Needs During Reunification
Families may experience a range of emotions during reunification. Here are the necessary questions health care professionals should ask to assess the military family's needs.
As the family’s health care provider, you are a very important source of support during this time. Parents trust and value your insights and perspective. Simply ask how they are doing with this change, validate that it can be a challenging time, and point them toward resources that can provide additional support in helping parents feel less alone and better equipped to care for their young children. This algorithm provides a suggested road map for addressing these changes during your encounters with families.
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