School Liaison Office
Military life presents unique challenges to students and their Families, and School Support Services can help. School Support Services, which is a part of Child & Youth Services (CYS), provides a wide range of services through the School Liaison Program. School Liaison Officers (SLOs) work directly with Families, educators, and military units to ensure smooth transitions and deliver resources to military-connected students and their Families. These services are provided at no cost to you.
The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families.
"In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."
The families also change while the Soldier is deployed.
"The family is a system," Williams said. "When one family member is absent, the whole system changes. All members of the family adapt to a new 'normal' way of life."
When the servicemember returns, the family may feel uncomfortable with each other, and the servicemember may withdraw from the family.