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Audio and Video

Chill Drill 1 - Overview

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. 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.

Chill Drill 2 - Tuning In

Heidi J. Bauer presents the first of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises that help you become focused, calm, alert, relaxed, and ready.

Chill Drill 3 - Releasing Stress

Heidi J. Bauer presents the second of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises designed to rid your mind of negative thoughts and instill a feeling of calmness and safety.

Chill Drill 4 - Easing Back Pain

Heidi J. Bauer presents the third of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises targeted to releasing stress in your neck, shoulders, and back, allowing you to have a well-rested body.

Chill Drill 5 - Getting to Sleep

Heidi J. Bauer presents part one of the fourth of her four drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. This drill provides exercises designed to help you fall asleep and to improve the quality of your sleep so that you become mentally stronger and more alert.

Booklets

Coming Home: What to Expect, How to Deal When You Return from Combat

This graphic story helps service members returning from combat and their loved ones understand reunion and reintegration issues such as marital stress, drug and alcohol abuse, aggression, sleep problems, and much more. The booklet also provides a detailed list of resources. Note: This book is not intended for children or adolescents.

Home Again

This children’s board book is designed to support young children, as well as their parents and caregivers, through post-deployment reunification by addressing family change and connectedness from the young child’s perspective.

I'm Here for You Now

This children’s board book is designed to support young children when a parent is deployed, or during other stressful times. Each page has a window for you to insert personal photos.

Over There (Daddy Version)

This board book is designed to provide reassurance and comfort to a young child who is separated from a military parent because of deployment. Each book has an insert for a photo of the deployed parent.

Over There (Mommy Version)

This board book is designed to provide reassurance and comfort to a young child who is separated from a military parent because of deployment. Each book has an insert for a photo of the deployed parent.

CDs and DVDs

Military Youth Coping With Separation: When Family Members Deploy

This video program is designed specifically for older children and adolescents as they face military deployment in their family. This product was developed by military pediatricians and adolescent medicine specialists to help military youth understand that they are not alone as they experience family separation. It also provides tools for young people to use to begin to understand and cope in healthy ways with their feelings and emotions related to a military deployment.

Mr. Poe and Friends Discuss Family Reunion After Deployment

This video helps families deal with deployment separation stress in healthy, positive ways. This kit covers all phases of deployment, especially family integration. Written and performed by children and their parents who have experienced deployment, it presents common scenarios that most families face.

Sesame Street’s Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes

This bilingual multimedia outreach program is designed to support military families with children between the ages of two and five as they cope with the feelings and concerns experienced during different phases of deployment. The kit comes with the DVD and additional parent/caregiver materials.

These Boots: A Spouse’s Guide to Stepping Up and Standing Tall during Deployment

On this recording, Jacey Eckhart, a military wife and columnist, offers suggestions and strategies to helping you prepare for deployment, thrive during deployment, and prepare for homecoming. The CD also covers how to communicate, help children cope, use resources, and build a support network. Please note, the zip file is 53.5 MB and may take time to download.

Resources Guides

ESGR Employer Resource Guide (PDF)

ESGR is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law and resolving conflicts through mediation.

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Toolkits

Coming Together Around Military Families

This is a comprehensive packet of materials for parents, caregivers, and professionals who work to meet the needs of young children challenged by the stressors of military life, such as deployment and relocation.


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