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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Information Center Fact sheets and handouts The PTSD Information center provides access to downloadable fact sheets that discuss combat-related stress and PTSD and videos geared towards a general audience.

Guides

The following publications provide additional information on counseling to educate counseling service providers.

DoD/VA Clinical Practice Guideline for Post-Deployment Health Evaluation and Management The Deployment Health Clinical Center offers access to these practice guidelines for clinicians working with military members with deployment-related concerns, including downloadable guidelines, assessment forms, and training videos.

Iraq War Clinician Guide, 2nd Edition This manual, published by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, details past and recent research regarding the psychological effects of war and established approaches to treatment. The Guide includes comprehensive and detailed information as well as quick reference materials. The guide can be printed or downloaded.

Operation Enduring Families A 5-session family education and support program for veterans who have recently returned from a combat theater and their families. The curriculum (written for professionals) includes sessions on the following topics: family relationships, communication and intimacy, anger, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The 90-minute sessions for active duty, veterans and/or support persons balance didactic presentation of information with time for group discussion and mutual support. All of the sessions normalize common challenges, describe available resources, and in still hope.

In addition, the following brochures contain information for veterans returning from deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan about PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other emotional and behavioral problems that veterans may face.

The New Warrior: Combat Stress and Wellness This is a downloadable video provided by the National Center of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that was published for health care providers. The video discusses actions that can be taken to prevent chronic mental health problems for service members who have been exposed to combat and war zone-related stress.


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Girl with head on school desk As a parent, you may already have started working with your teen on managing some of the challenges and pressures at home, at school or with friends. This article describes some common symptoms of stress in teens and offers stress management strategies and additional resources where you can find help.


Non-Medical v. Medical Counseling: What's the Difference? It’s easy for smaller issues to snowball into major stress. You don’t have to let small problems compound and become major issues. Confidential help is available to you at no cost. Reach out for confidential non-medical counseling and learn how to cope with everyday stressors.

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