Deployments bring changes. This is especially true when a service member returns due to injury. The injury may be physical or emotional or a combination of both. Nothing can be as unsettling for the family, especially for a child whose questions may not have immediate answers. Because things are constantly changing–and increasingly challenging–approach the various stages of helping kids cope in small steps to adjust successfully to the “new normal.”


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  • Helping Kids Cope

    Family support from even the youngest members has a tremendous effect on the healing.

    Helping Kids Cope

  • Rehabilitation

    After the initial reunion, new issues can arise during the recovery process.


  • Reintegration

    Learn helpful, hopeful ways to deal with limitations and grow as a family.


  • Invisible Injuries

    Invisible injuries can be the hardest injuries for children to understand.

    Invisible Injuries

  • Additional Resources

    Helpful links related to Injuries