Does this picture look familiar ? Today we will be looking at
persistent and challenging behaviors children and youth may exhibit,
why these behaviors may be happening and strategies you might try
to help your young person change in a positive direction.
Youth in military families often face life stressors such as deployment
of a parent, return of a parent (sometimes with serious injuries), and
moves to a new home. As they attempt to adjust, youth may
encounter mixed emotions about these life events and be unsure of
how to manage their feelings. Some children and youth may exhibit
disruptive behavior or other forms of expressions that are not socially
As a caring adult, you are a key factor in helping your young person
move toward positive and socially acceptable actions, self-
understanding and improved self-image.
We want to thank each of you for taking the time to be here. Your
time is valuable; and we understand that. This course exists solely to
help YOU help our military children, and so, on their behalf, and on
behalf of their military family members, we thank you for your
willingness to be here.