Casualty Assistance Products



Audio and Video

Chill Drills

Chill Drills Playaway

Heidi J. Bauer, MSW, LCSW, a therapist specializing in working with service members and their families, presents an overview of her four simple drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. Available as a playaway, these drills can help slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and reduce the level of stress hormones in your body. By doing these drills regularly, you can lower your baseline stress level and be better prepared to deal with stress in the future.

Book/Booklets

Cover of the Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected by a Military Parent’s Injury book.

Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected by a Military Parent’s Injury

This booklet explores the issues of stress, trauma, grief and loss as it relates to reunion with an injured parent.

Brochure

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Military Funeral Honors Frequently Asked Questions

The "Military Funeral Honors Frequently Asked Questions" brochure provides an overview of the Military Funeral Honors Program and explains how survivors of eligible veterans can apply for and receive a military funeral honors detail.

CDs and DVDs

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Sesame Street's When Families Grieve

"Talk, Listen, Connect: When Families Grieve" is a DVD resource kit featuring Elmo, other Sesame Street Muppets and the courageous stories of families who have experienced the death of a parent. The bilingual (English and Spanish) kit includes a DVD, children’s storybook and guide for parents and caregivers.

Fact Sheets

Death Gratuity Fact Sheet

Death Gratuity Fact Sheet

The "Death Gratuity" fact sheet provides an overview of this critical financial resource, which is provided to survivors of service members who died while serving in the military.

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Interactive Online Survivor Benefits Report Fact Sheet

The "Interactive Online Survivor Benefits Report" fact sheet outlines how survivors of service members who have died on active duty can access and use this report.

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Survivor's Guide to Benefits: Taking Care of Our Families Fact Sheet

The "Survivor's Guide to Benefits: Taking Care of Our Families" fact sheet explains how the guide helps to address the needs of families as they work through the death of a loved one who was serving in the military.

Packet

Estate Information Packet Checklist

Estate Information Packet Checklist

The "Estate Information Packet Checklist: Making Sure Your Affairs Are in Order" provides a checklist of things to do to ensure your affairs are in order so your wishes are carried out should the unthinkable happen.

Resources Guides

A Survivor's Guide to Benefits: Taking Care of Our Families

A Survivor's Guide to Benefits: Taking Care of Our Families

"A Survivor's Guide to Benefits: Taking Care of Our Families" provides information for families as they work through the difficulty and pain of losing a loved one who was serving in the military.

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Asset Worksheet

The "Asset Worksheet: Making Sure Your Affairs Are in Order" is a Word document that can be used as a guide and can be modified to suit the user's needs.

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Military Funeral Honors Directory

The "Military Funeral Honors Directory" is for the exclusive use of funeral directors, veteran service organizations, Reserve Officers Training Corps units and other authorized military funeral honors organizations. It provides military points of contact to help arrange funeral honors details.

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The Days Ahead, Essential Papers for Families of a Fallen Service Member (English Version)

"The Days Ahead: Essential Papers for Families of Fallen Service Members" helps surviving family members by providing resources — including listings of support organizations and programs, books and websites on grief and loss, and advice for coping with the loss of their loved one.

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The Days Ahead, Essential Papers for Families of a Fallen Service Member (Spanish Version)

"The Days Ahead: Essential Papers for Families of Fallen Service Members" helps surviving family members by providing resources — including listings of support organizations and programs, books and websites on grief and loss, and advice for coping with the loss of their loved one.

Toolkits

Cover of the Trevor Romain’s Memory Box Grief Comfort Kit.

Trevor Romain's Memory Box Grief Comfort Kit

This Trevor Romain comfort kit for kids is centered on the Parents Choice Gold Award-winning DVD, "What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?" Despite the serious subject matter, kids of all ages are enlightened and encouraged as Romain's characters learn how to move toward grief instead of running away from it. This comfort kit includes a DVD, book, a journal for self-expression, a stuffed animal for comfort, a special memory box for keepsakes, and a booklet for caregivers.

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