Support for the Injured and Families of the Deceased

MCPS psychologists assess the emotional stability of the injured who are recuperating at home. We assist them in coping with the event that caused their injuries, teach them how to deal with reactions from family and peers, and help them readjust to home life or prepare to return to mission, if that is appropriate.

In addition, MCPS goes directly to the location of the families of those killed in-mission to help them cope with the loss. We provide immediate support, working with family members both as a group and individually, talking with children and extended family at the direction of the head of household. We offer coping techniques, explain typical emotional reactions to death, and assess emotional stability.