Being a Self-Advocate: Help Others Help You
Sometimes people you meet at school or other places would like to help but are unsure how to support you. It is tough if you move where there are not very many other military families, or they do not understand military culture.10
In these situations, you will need to advocate for yourself. Self-advocacy means speaking up for what you need.
Knowing What You Need
The first step is to practice being aware of your needs. You can do this with a simple daily exercise. Use this coloring sheet to check-in with yourself. The worksheet will also guide you through when to ask for support from others.
You can also learn more about how to talk to an adult.