Great Training Opportunities:

The Journey from "Welcome Home" to Now: Reunion, Reconnecting, Routine

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Marriott Hotel, 1200 Hampton St., Columbia

This Professional Development program is sponsored by the US Army and is FREE of charge.

This one-day course teaches professionals who support military-connected children and youth, the challenges and joys that children face during a time of reintegration following a family members return after an extended absence. Participants will learn strategies to help students adjust during the reunion, and during the journey of reconnecting and reestablishing family routine.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify potential reintegration stressors and their implications for the child and family structure
  • Differentiate structures that support children and youth during reintegration and those which strengthen or impede the ability to thrive
  • Integrate positive strategies which develop hardiness in children and youth during the reintegration phase
  • Identify the importance of service and "giving back" in the lives of children and youth as an impactful trait to develop