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IMPACT OF DEPLOYMENT ON THE MILITARY FAMILY CH(MAJ) Kenneth Sorenson presented Interagency Luncheon.

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1 IMPACT OF DEPLOYMENT ON THE MILITARY FAMILY CH(MAJ) Kenneth Sorenson presented Interagency Luncheon

2 Impact of Deployment on the Military Family Increase in domestic violence Increase in domestic violence Increase in the divorce rate Increase in the divorce rate Increase in drug/alcohol problems Increase in drug/alcohol problems Increase in chapter cases Increase in chapter cases Increase in high risk behaviors Increase in high risk behaviors ?

3 Impact of Deployment on the Military Family Increase in relational closeness Increase in relational closeness Increase in appreciation of spouse Increase in appreciation of spouse Increase in spirituality Increase in spirituality Increase in soldiers reenlisting Increase in soldiers reenlisting Increase in understanding of mortality Increase in understanding of mortality ?

4 Ways to View Impact Deployment is the only factor Deployment is the only factor Deployment is a key factor Deployment is a key factor Deployment is one factor amongst many Deployment is one factor amongst many Deployment is an accelerant Deployment is an accelerant

5 Deployment is an Accelerant Other factors Other factors 1. Childhood History 2. Marital History 3. Deployment Factors Affairs Affairs Trauma exposure Trauma exposure Trauma treatment Trauma treatment Multi-layered trauma Multi-layered trauma

6 Childhood History Childhood abuse Childhood abuse Parent’s divorce Parent’s divorce Traumatic experiences Traumatic experiences Grief/loss issues Grief/loss issues Relationship with parents Relationship with parents

7 Marital History Marital discord Marital discord Blended family Blended family Multiple deployments Multiple deployments Affairs Affairs

8 Deployment History Affairs Affairs Trauma exposure Trauma exposure Trauma treatment Trauma treatment Multi-layered trauma Multi-layered trauma Attachment Attachment

9 Deployment Cycle Impact Helplesstime hopelessAcceptance

10 Keys to Caring for Families Clarify the real issues Clarify the real issues Allow them to tell their story Allow them to tell their story Relationship is key! Relationship is key! Expose different areas Expose different areas Treat what needs treatment Treat what needs treatment Examine their history Examine their history Assist with reunion Assist with reunion Monitor their progress Monitor their progress

11 Conclusion Questions? Questions?


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