It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an ongoing wound or illness. Caregiving is an important job that can be extremely demanding.
As a service member, you will benefit from some planning and organization when you leave your child with a caregiver during deployment. The more information everyone has, the better.
Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes our military careers take us away from loved ones and we leave them in the care of others. A family care plan is designed to guide caregivers, providing the important details about child care, school, medical care and family activities.
You want your family to be in the best care possible. Create a family care plan to provide the information and documents necessary for a designated caregiver to care for your family until you come home.
When you are the caregiver of a loved one with special needs or a life-changing illness or injury, each day can bring new questions and new situations.
When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, it can affect everyone in the household. To do your best for your spouse — and for you — learn more about combat stress, what resources are available, and most importantly, how to care for yourself.
Military OneSource wounded warrior specialty consultants can help those eligible get immediate assistance for issues related to health care, resources, facilities and benefits.
Connect with support and resources for families impacted by problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.
Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes your military career obligates you to leave your family and loved ones for an extended period of time. While being away from home is never easy, creating a family care plan can give you some peace of mind while you’re gone.
Active-duty, Guard or reserve service members returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn deserve a smooth transition back to civilian life.
The American Red Cross offers important support to service members, veterans and their families. You’ll find the Red Cross in hometowns across America, on military installations around the world and deployed with the armed forces to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Djibouti.
Whatever’s weighing on you, you have expert support to help address it – free and confidential for service members and military families. From financial issues to relationships to caregiving, we’re here to help by connecting you to expert support.
As a spouse of a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may be experiencing a range of emotions. It is important to allow yourself to feel every emotion that surfaces and attend to your own needs.
The Defense Department has drawn on the familiar Sesame Street characters to help children ages 2-6 through the milestones of relocations, deployments, transitions and more.
Families with special needs have a wide range of programs and services available for both family members with special needs and their caregivers. Here is a sampling of the various resources and tools available to you through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, or OSEP.
Taking care of your emotional well-being will help keep you strong for your service member and other loved ones. Learn ways to practice self-care when stress or grief build up.
The military has specialized wounded warrior programs designed to help the severely ill and injured transition back to duty or civilian life. Each service branch has its own program.
Kids love playing outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the park every day. Here are 10 outdoor activities that can help your children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.
People who abuse or neglect children come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, your neighbor, co-worker or even a friend could be an abuser.