TRICARE is a component of the Military Health Care System and is available worldwide. It’s open to eligible beneficiaries of the seven uniformed services and certain National Guard and reserve members.
The parents sitting in front of you are desperate for respite care. You’re very knowledgeable about respite care options in their community, but you’re not certain those will work out for this family – they’re a military family and might encounter difficulties. You’ve also heard there are military programs that might help this family, but neither you nor the parents know what they are or how to sign up for them.
TRICARE Makes Changes to Autism Demo: More Families Likely to Use ABA Benefit
For Non-Active Duty families (Retired, Reserve, and National Guard):
TRICARE has made major changes to the costs of the Autism Care Demonstration program, which covers Applied Behavior Analysis for eligible beneficiaries with a qualified family member:
Reprinted with permission of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jennifer L. Price, PhD
Updated January 3, 2015
Researchers have examined the impact of Veterans’ PTSD symptoms on family relationships, and on children of Veterans in particular. Understanding how these symptoms affect relationships can help families and children of Veterans cope with difficulties, should they arise. Although much of the research described here has been conducted with children of Vietnam Veterans, findings from this body of research may generalize to children of Veterans from other eras as well as non-Veterans with PTSD.
How might a Veteran’s PTSD symptoms affect his or her children?
“Parental wartime deployment can be distressing for a child, regardless of their age. These children are at an increased risk for social, emotional, and behavioral problems, especially if there are preexisting psychological issues in the family” (Siegel, B. S. and Davis, B. E., 2013).