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Children and Homecoming

Written by: Military Family, October 27, 2011

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Return and Reunion Tips

Written by Military Family, October 28, 2011

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PTSD Symptoms and Childhood Experience of Violence

New research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood -- not combat -- may predict which soldiers develo

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Returning to Homelife After Deployment

Returning from deployment can sometimes be stressful and disappointing -- what you can do to make the reunion as joyful and stress-free as possible?

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Tips for Talking with Children About Injury

Communicating with one’s child or children about the war injury of their parent is a difficult, but necessary task. It is natural to want to “protect” children from unpleasant information, but this approach often backfires.

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Video About Potential Changes Within a Family After a Soldier's Return Home

Nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military.

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Complete Your TLC Certification at Home!

Save time and money by selecting eCertification! TLC eCertification allows you to complete Level-1, Level-2 and Level-3 Trauma and Loss Consultant Certification requirements at home. All texts, where applicable, are included. All TLC online courses include CEs. For specific questions contact Caelan Kuban

Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents, Adults and Parents (SITCAP®)

This evidence-based treatment approach was pioneered by TLC’s internationally recognized experts and is centered on the concept that changing behavior isn't possible until you change the sensory memories that fuel the behavior. It provides a powerful framework for helping traumatized individuals experience themselves as safe and empowered, no longer victims but survivors and thrivers.

Animals Worry, Too!

Framing: Here are three animals. They are each worried about something different.

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Using Mindfulness to Lower Stress

The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

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