Parenting Resource

Coping When a Parent Is Injured

Download Files Apr 18, 2010

When a Service member returns home injured, the entire family is affected. It is important that each family member gets the support he or she needs so that the family, as a whole, can stay strong and resilient. This handout provides advice for how to take care of yourself and your baby.

Although your baby or toddler can’t understand the details of her parent’s injury, she is aware that something has changed about her mother or father. She also picks up on the feelings of the noninjured parent, such as sadness, worry, and anger. These changes can leave her feeling uncertain or insecure. She looks to you for comfort and to help her understand and cope with her feelings.

Download the handout to learn more.

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