Family Resources


Military Families
Helping Children Adjust
Domestic Abuse

Emotional Concerns

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Depression and Suicide
Coping with Stress
Substance Use and Abuse

Deployment Cycle Materials

The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective

New Emotional Cycles of Deployment: For Service members and their Families

Army Hooah 4 Health Deployment Information and Resources

Battlemind Training for Spouses and Related Materials

Pre-Deployment Tips and Checklists

Pre-deployment Checklist for Military Families: Karen Von Der Bruegge, Chief Marketing Officer for Pioneer Financial Services

Family Member Pre-deployment Checklist (general)

Pre-deployment Checklists (Air Force)


Pay and Benefits

National Veteran’s Foundation - Resource Center Overview

Defense Finance and Accounting System "My Pay" (for managing pay and benefits information)

National Military Family Association: Military Pay 101: How much do you earn?

Defense Finance and Accounting System: How to Read Your Leave and Earning Statement

VA Compensation and Pension Payment Rates

Survivor Benefits

General Information

Real Warriors Campaign Partners

Army Reserve Warrior and Family Assistance Center


Financial Information

Financial Information for Military Families (Air Force Crossroads website)

Military Money Magazine

SaveAndInvest.Org — Military

Assistance for Military Families

Military HomeFront Casualty Assistance Program

Navy and Marine Relief Society

Emergency Financial Relief (Army)

Special Offers

List of vendors who provide discounts for military families

Special Offers Available to Military Families

Army and Air Force Exchange (tax free, online shopping through exchange stores, catalogs, and BX/PX)



Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary of Terms:

TriCare Online

National Guard and Reserve Video on TriCare Benefits

Military Families

Courage to Care: Becoming a Couple Again – How to Create a Shared Sense of Purpose after Deployment

National Center for PTSD: Returning from the War Zone – A Guide for Families of Military Members

Department of Veterans Affairs – Support And Family Education: Session Eight – Creating a Low-Stress Environment and Minimizing Crises

Department of Veterans Affairs – Support And Family Education: Session Twelve – Skills for Managing Stress Effectively as a Family Member

Department of Veterans Affairs – Support And Family Education: Session Fourteen – Do’s and Don’ts in Helping your Family Member

Courage to Care for Me: Tips for Caring for Your Newborn and Yourself

Sittercity Childcare: Find local childcare providers (subsidized by the Department of Defense)

Courage to Care: How Can I Get Him to Seek Help?

Give an Hour (provides free mental health services to military personnel and their families)


Helping Children Adjust to Deployment

10 Tips for Parents Supporting the Child Whose Military Parent is Deploying (Dept. of Behavioral Medicine, Brook Army Center)

Courage to Care: Helping Children cope during a parent's deployment PDF(Uniformed Service University of Health Science)

SOFAR (Strategic Outreach of Families of All Reservists)


Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224

National Center for PTSD – Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheet

National Resource Directory Sites:
Military Homefront

Medline Plus—domestic violence

One page article on domestic violence from the Journal of the American Medical Association


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

National Center for PTSD: For Veterans and the General Public

Military – Web Resource Links

PTSD Overview – List of Fact Sheets

National Center for PTSD: Family and Friends – List of Fact Sheets

Department of Veterans Affairs - Support and Family Education: PTSD and its Impact on the Family PDF

PTSD Support Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: TBI Fact Sheet

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: Family and Friends

Courage to Care: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): What Military Families Need to Know

Courage to Care: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Helping Service Members and Families in Need

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center: Becoming a Family Caregiver

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page (National Institutes of Health)

The Traumatic Brain Injury


Depression and Suicide

Courage to Care: What Military Families Should Know About Depression

Courage to Care: Suicide Facts: What Military Families should Know to Help Loved Ones Who May Be At Risk

General Information About Depression:

US Department of Health and Human Services: Suicide Warning Signs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for Veterans
1-800-273-TALK (8255), press 1

Coping with Stress

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital

Substance Use and Abuse

The – Alcoholism

Medline Plus: Alcohol

Medline Plus: Drug Abuse

Medline Plus: Substance Abuse Problems

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator