Red Cross Helps Military Families Cope With Deployments


Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 3:33 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- The American Red Cross is offering Coping With Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families, on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Red Cross Central Oklahoma Chapter in Oklahoma City.

The class will help military families cope with the strain and stress of deployments, and provide tools for managing these challenges.

Licensed Red Cross mental health professionals will lead participants through information and discussions.  The course is targeted to spouses, children, parents, siblings and significant others of service members and veterans.

The course is approximately 4 ½ hours long and can be divided into an adult module (2 ½ hours) or a children's module (2 hours). The children's module specifically teaches adults how to help young people through the stressful changes that accompany a deployment in the family.

The course is free to military members or their families and is taught in a confidential environment.

To register for this class or to ask for more information contact Alonda McGraw at (405) 228-9510 or e-mail at amcgraw@arcok.org.