Navy Medicine Community

20 Ways to Connect with Your Kids during Deployment

By U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Kids of all ages have lots of questions about deployment and what it means for the parent who is away. It’s especially important for their questions to be answered openly, honestly and calmly. Some practical pointers 1. Encourage your kids to ask questions 2. Use language suitable to the age …

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My Victim Advocate Training Experience

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs Like any Sailor, I’m always looking for new ways to make myself better, whether personally or professionally. I don’t mean to look better on paper, because I realize some people have that intent in their careers.  I mean really, truly a better person through growth and professional development. One interest I …

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TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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Traumatic Brain Injury: The Fight to Recover

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs It happens quickly. In the time it takes to read this sentence, it is over. The lights are off. Recovery begins. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world became privy to the letters I-E-D. They were common, these Improvised Explosive Devices, and typically debilitating, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale, LCSW

By Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale Editor’s note: Throughout March, we’re honoring the important contributions of Navy social workers. Our social workers connect Sailors, Marines and their family members with the care and support they need. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Ragsdale is U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s resident subject matter expert in community systems and psychological trauma. A Licensed …

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