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The Family Center at Temple University Serving Military Families and Children

“When soldiers deploy, their family deploys” The impact of soldier deployment on their families represents a potential public health crisis. In the absence of military base support, many families may experience a myriad of difficult adjustments with concomitant emotional distress. Children especially may be the silent sufferers of the stress of military deployment and display a varied response to parent deployment. Children of deployed parents are 15-19% more likely to seek mental health care than the general population.

The Family Center provides support, referrals, counseling and psychoeducational services to military families; play therapy for children ages 2-12; individual therapy for adolescents; and parental guidance and support services for spouses.

Services are for anyone who is or was attached to any branch of the U.S. Military. Includes: active duty, veterans, retirees, spouses, significant others, children, and adolescents. Discharge status is not relevant to services.

Hours of Operation
Monday 3pm-9pm
Wednesday 3pm-9pm
Friday 3pm-9pm
By appointment and referral only

Contact
The Family Center
Temple University Harrisburg
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 232-6400
jcorbin@temple.edu


AASA Supporting Military Children
NCTSN: the National Child Tramatic Stress Network