Tag Archives: military families

Prioritizing military family mental health

HomeFront Strong, a University of Michigan Depression Center program for military spouses that focuses on building resilience and coping skills, will expand its reach into several additional southeast Michigan communities with the support of new funding from the Flinn Foundation. HomeFront Strong, or HFS, is an eight-week, group-based, mental health program grounded in evidence-based strategies

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Helping military spouses, partners through deployment stress

While many military mental health initiatives emphasize the needs and well-being of service members, a unique U-M program is focused on improving the lives of military spouses and partners experiencing the stress of deployment. HomeFront Strong, sponsored by M-SPAN, is designed to help military family members build social support and positive relationships, learn new approaches

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Bocknek receives 2012 Ouida Clinical Scholar Award

Congratulations to Erika London Bocknek, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Women and Infants Mental Health Program in the Department of Psychiatry, who is the 2012 recipient of the Todd Ouida Clinical Scholar Award. These awards are designed to further the work of outstanding young researchers working in childhood anxiety and depression.   Dr. Bocknek’s

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Supporting those balancing military and family life

Kate Rosenblum, Ph.D., a clinical developmental psychologist and clinical associate professor in psychiatry, leads the STRoNG Families initiative at U-M, providing support to military families with young children. Rosenblum co-authored a Father’s Day editorial published on CNN’s Security Clearance blog.  Some excerpts: All parents want to protect their children from harm and keep them safe. Military parents

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