Military Caregiving

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Join the conversation as the MFLN Military Caregiving concentration posts weekly blog articles on a variety of feature stories from caregivers, advice from service providers, upcoming events, resources discoveries and other issues related to caregiving. Blogging for educational purposes provides a unique avenue to reach professionals and caregivers through informal conversations, while provide quality educational information that keeps readers entertained and engaged.

Subscribe to the MFLN Military Caregiving email newsletter or eNewsletter to stay up-to-date on current professional development offerings and caregiving educational information. The monthly caregiving publication includes information on how to get connect with the caregiving concentration, upcoming events, online courses available and the latest topics and information impacting providers and military caregivers. To subscribe to the eNewsletter,  click here.


As military caregivers learn about their wounded service member’s condition, there may be several factors that impact the relationship between the care-receiver/care-recipient and that of the children in the home. Learn about information related to family and childcare needs such as guidance for caregivers, invisible and visible parent combat injuries, and understanding grief and loss.

Caregiving 101 offers an array of information for military family caregivers such as respite care, assistive technology devices, assisted living facilities, caregiver commonalities and differences, and understanding caregiver emotions.


Welcome to the new Military Caregiving Expert Advice series, where we provide monthly advice from subject matter experts on issues surrounding military caregiving for service providers and families. We take questions and concerns from military helping professionals and families and provide the necessary feedback from credible experts in the field of study.

Many military families are caring for returning service members who have experienced injuries while in combat. The road to recovery is often difficult and uncertain for a wounded warrior and his/her family. If you are caring for someone who has sustained injuries while in combat, you may find useful one or more of the following links to educational materials pertaining to military caregiving.


In our Adult Learning Series, we break down the principles of adult learning and learning styles. The intention of this series it to help military service helping professionals connect with and better engage their clients by having a deeper understanding of how adults learn.

 

The ‘Confessions of a Caregiver’ blog series spotlights family caregivers who are working to care for their wounded warriors while meeting the everyday challenges that comes with life after the military. Their inspiring stories and strength in overcoming adversities is a true testament to the nature of the military caregiving community.


The Secrets of Self-Care series features research-based strategies to inspire wellness among busy caregivers and helping professionals.  Each installment highlights practices that have the potential to improve physical, mental and emotional functioning, while requiring little time and no money.  Videos, tips and additional resources make trying and sharing these self-care strategies easy.

 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic experiences that happen during childhood, that then have a potential to affect the physical and mental health of adults.  In order to provide services that have a long-term positive effect, it is necessary for service providers to understand and thereby minimize the negative impacts of ACEs.