New App Helps Military Families Through Tough Times

New App Helps Military Families Through Tough Times

The new psychological trend in digital/mHealth helps out military families when they are on the constant move. Dr. Kelly Blasko, psychologist at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, along with the hit children’s show, “Sesame Street,” have partnered together to create an app, geared toward military families who are always on the move. “For young kids, routine is extremely important and so any move would disrupt the routine,” Blasko said. “Kids have to get used to their new home, [and] their parents are stressed with actual moving, and kids pick up on that. Children using the app create a Muppet friend whom they help through the moving process and note their feelings.”

To read more about the app and Dr. Kelly Blasko, visit: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121964