Discussion 2: Extended Family
Reflect back on the first week in this course and the evolving nature of the military family. While there are specific guidelines about who is eligible for military benefits based on the military definition of family, the military does recognize the importance of extended family members. Extended family members include mothers and fathers of military personnel, in-laws, aunts, uncles, siblings, and significant others.
For this Discussion, consider potential impacts of military service on extended family members and how you might help support them.
Post two potential situations in which extended family may be impacted by their loved one’s military service. As a helping professional, what recommendations might you make in relation to these situations to help support the extended family members?