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Double Duty: Staying Connected With Your Kids When You're a Deployed Dad

On this CD, former Marine and fatherhood expert, Armin Brott, talks to dads about ways to stay connected with your child or baby-to-be before you leave home until after you return. Plus, service members from all branches share their experiences as deployed fathers and offer advice for maintaining and strengthening the daddy-bond, no matter the age or stage of your child. Please note, the zip file is 55.4 MB and may take time to download.

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.

Over There

On this recording, former Navy psychologist Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft and women across the Service branches discuss their challenges and successes as mothers who deployed. Please note, the zip file is 65.4 MB and may take time to download.

Parenting in the 21st Century

On this recording, Dr. Edward Hallowell talks about the challenges facing parents and children today and offers parents a five-step plan for raising resilient, successful, and happy children.

Raising Adopted Children

On this recording, parents and young adults share moving stories and words of wisdom about adoptive family life, including topics such as early childhood, school, fitting in, grief and loss, and big and small ways parents can help their children feel loved and strong. The CD is narrated by Susan Caughman, an adoptive parent and the editor of Adoptive Families magazine.

Sesame Street's Little Children, Big Challenges: Resilience

Little Children, Big Challenges is designed to introduce the skills and strategies young children (ages 2 to 5) need to build resilience and persevere through day-to-day challenges, such as beating the bedtime blues, trying new things and making new friends and also significant transitions and situations such as mean or aggressive behavior, sibling rivalry and relocation. This bilingual Family Guide includes a Sesame Street DVD featuring a Muppet story and music videos with real children and families as well as a Family Guide with tips and strategies.

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.

Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve

This bilingual DVD resource kit includes a DVD, children’s storybook, and a guide for parents and caregivers to help support children coping with the death of a parent, while also providing reassurance that they can learn ways of being there for each other and move forward.

Students at the Center (CD & DVD)

The DVD provides a look into the strategic partnerships, policies, programs, and services that have been instituted to support academic, social, and emotional needs of families and children of service members and officers.

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.

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