SMART resilience programs

The SMART Program series helps Defence families identify and build on their strengths, learn coping techniques, and becomes more resilient, positive and self-reliant.

The SMART Programs - KidSMART and FamilySMART - are delivered by local Defence Social Workers in small group sessions.

The Programs target challenging aspects of Defence life, such as deployment, relocation, absence from home and reunion.

Practical tips and techniques are shared, including grounding techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, changing self-talk, problem solving, and expressing emotions.

Participants will also learn how to identify when other people are having difficulty coping and how to help them.

Contact the Defence Member and Family Helpline to express interest in the SMART Programs.