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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.

Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors Trifold

Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors Trifold

Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors can provide briefings and presentations designed to address the specific challenges military children and their parents face. This trifold download contains a comprehensive list of the topics available and can be ordered in bundles of 50.

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Commander's Quick Reference Guide

Learn about the scope of confidential non-medical counseling services offered through Military OneSource and the Military Family Life Counseling Program. This handy quick reference guide for commanders covers the issues non-medical counseling can address, the importance of appropriate referrals and program eligibility.

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Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs Information Paper

The Exceptional Family Member Program supports military families with special medical and educational needs. This information paper explains the program basics, from identification and enrollment of a family member with special needs, to assignment coordination and family support.

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Did You Know? Abuse Information Sheet

Understand the resources available to victims of domestic abuse — counseling services, reporting options and more.

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Did You Know? General Parenting Information Sheet

Parents sometimes need a helping hand. Having resources to turn to gives you the support you need to build healthy family relationships.

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Did You Know? New Parent Support Program Information Sheet

The New Parent Support Program provides information, resources and tools to help you create a nurturing and healthy home for your new baby.

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Did You Know? Relationships Information Sheet

Find information and resources to help you build strong and healthy relationships.

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Directory of Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services in OCONUS Communities

The military medical departments provide early intervention and related services in OCONUS locations where a Department of Defense school is responsible for educational services. This directory helps medical and educational assignment coordinators identify those military communities in OCONUS locations with pre-established programs or services for children with special needs. The directory does not identify pre-established programs or services for special medical needs.

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Distinctions Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Information Sheet

Understand the differences between domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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Distinctions Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse PowerPoint

Understand the differences between domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Tip Sheet

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual national observance bringing attention to this serious public health issue. When you suspect domestic abuse, your concern and support can help change a person’s life. Know the warning signs and know where to find help for a victim. Take a stand to stop the violence and keep your community safe.

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Emergency Financial First-Aid Kit

This kit includes information to help families maintain financial stability in the event of an emergency. With the forms provided, users can prepare for the unexpected by identifying key financial records, contact information of relevant people and the location of important documents. 

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Emergency Supply List

This brochure from ready.gov includes tips on creating an emergency supply kit and lists items that should be included.

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Employer Resource Guide (PDF)

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 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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eSponsorship Application & Training Reports

Tracking sponsors is easy with the eSponsorship Application & Training reports. This guide details the available reports and walks you through accessing them in the Defense Installation Messaging System.

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eSponsorship Application & Training Tips

A sponsor is the key to an incoming service member’s successful move. Download this eSponsorship Application & Training tip sheet and get your sponsors started. They’ll find out how to register for the training, what to expect and how their family members can get involved.

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Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Reference Guide

The Department of Defense, in close collaboration with the military services, created the installation Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Reference Guide. The guide's objective is to provide Exceptional Family Member Program family support staff a clear understanding of the program's services that provide assistance to military families with special needs.

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Exceptional Family Member Program Quick Reference Guide

This guide provides instructions for individuals serving the Exceptional Family Member Program to navigate the enrollment, family member travel screening and family support processes for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.

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Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Protect your Health and Safety

This guide offers proactive ways that people can be safe in extremely cold weather. It explains the effect of cold on the human body and describes how to prevent health issues such as frostbite and hypothermia. Checklists for preparing your home and car for extreme cold are included.

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Guide for Adults with Special Needs (Downloadable version)

The Department of Defense Guide for Adults with Special Needs provides information and resources to address a wide range of topics regarding adults with special needs. Some sections of this guide are relevant to adult children with a disability while other information may be more appropriate to adults diagnosed with a medical condition. This guide is also intended for use by caregivers.

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Keeping It All Together Handbook (Downloadable)

This handbook is designed to help wounded, ill or injured service members and their families as they navigate the treatment and recovery process. By organizing important information and documenting milestones, this tool can help you "keep it all together."

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Military and Family Life Counseling Program Presentation for Service Members and Families - PDF

This slide deck presentation contains all the information service members and their families need to understand the Military and Family Life Counseling Program and what it has to offer. Discover more about the various support options, get the details on eligibility and learn how to access the support you need.

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Military and Family Life Counseling Program Presentation for Service Members and Families - PPTX

This slide deck presentation contains all the information service members and their families need to understand the Military and Family Life Counseling Program and what it has to offer. Discover more about the various support options, get the details on eligibility and learn how to access the support you need.

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Military and Family Life Counseling Program Slide Deck

This slide deck presentation contains all the information service providers and leaders need to understand what the Military and Family Life Counseling Program has to offer. Discover more about the various support options, get the details on eligibility and learn how to request support for service members and their families.

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Military and Family Life Counseling Program Slide Deck

This slide deck presentation contains all the information service providers and leaders need to understand what the Military and Family Life Counseling Program has to offer. Discover more about the various support options, get the details on eligibility and learn how to request support for service members and their families.

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Military and Family Life Counseling Program: Information Paper for Schools

The Department of Defense offers school age and youth care programs before and after school, during holidays and over summer vacation. This info paper provides details on program highlights and eligibility.

Military and Family Life Counseling Program: Personal Financial Counselors trifold

Military and Family Life Counseling Program: Personal Financial Counselors Trifold

Personal financial counselors are available to provide briefings and presentations to service members and their families. This trifold download contains a comprehensive list of the topics available and is available for download.

Military and Family Life Counseling Program: Presentation Trifold

Military and Family Life Counseling Program: Presentation Trifold

Military and family life counselors are available to provide briefings and presentations to service members and their families on a wide range of topics. This trifold download contains a comprehensive list of the topics available for adults.

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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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Military OneSource Overview

This presentation provides a thorough overview of all the Military OneSource program and website resources. It also explains how to find the resources and contact numbers on the website. View other slide decks here.

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Military OneSource: Program Information Paper

As both a call center and a website, Military OneSource has a lot to offer. Discover how to make the most of this Department of Defense funded program by downloading this info paper.

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Non-medical Counseling Information Paper

With four different formats to receive non-medical counseling, there's an option to suit everyone. Download this info paper to learn more about confidential face-to-face, telephonic, secure video and online counseling.

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Non-medical Counseling Quick Reference Guide

This detailed, 10-page quick reference guide has the answers to all of your questions about non-medical counseling through Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program — from how to access services, to details about specialty consultations, on-demand support and more.

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Power Outage Checklist

This power outage checklist from the Red Cross, includes preparing for a power outage, what to do during the power outage and steps to take when the power comes back on. This checklist also provides details about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Putting Baby Safely to Sleep: Tools for Child Development Program Service Providers

Find key resources and information to help new parents learn about safe sleep for their new baby.

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Putting Baby Safely to Sleep: Tools for Family Program Service Providers

Find articles and information about safe sleep for babies.

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Putting Baby Safely to Sleep: Tools for New Parent Support Program Home Visitors

Find key resources and information to help new parents learn about safe sleep for their new baby.

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Putting Baby Safely to Sleep: Tools for Nurses, Family Physicians, Obstetricians and Pediatricians

Share important information and resources with new parents about safe sleep for their baby.

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Relocation Budget Planner

Relocation and budgeting go hand in hand. With a little advance planning, you can avoid costly mistakes during a move. The Relocation Budget Planner weighs PCS costs against benefits and entitlements so service members and their families can make smart financial decisions before moving.

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Surviving Spouses Making the Final Move Infographic

This infographic serves as a guide for surviving spouses planning their final move with the military. Track your move’s progress through this informational to-do list, and for more information, view the accompanying eTutorial.

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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.

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Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explains the science behind winter weather conditions such as heavy snow, ice, flooding and extreme cold. The site also promotes preparedness for such conditions by describing what to do before a storm, providing steps for a family disaster plan, and instructing people how to cope if caught in a storm while outside, in a vehicle or indoors.


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