Relationships Matter on EVERY Level: Reflecting on My Work With the Army New Parent Support Program (NPSP) Home Visitors
In all of the trainings I provide, I am very aware of parallel process. Before they can encourage these parents to connect with their children, the home visitors must first connect with the parents, showing parents what empathy is rather than dismissing their feelings and then reflecting with parents on this experience.
By Summer Jones, Training and Education Coordinator, Military Family Projects
There remains a stigma around asking for help and acknowledging mental health concerns, both for parents and for parents on behalf of their children. The worry about appearing weak by admitting that help is needed affects military parents, too.