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I can gather information about how my family and I can cope more effectively, about military benefits and employment opportunities. The good news is that I am not alone. I can gather information, access assistance and mobilize resources. There are many websites, organizations and programs currently available that provide valuable information and countless services and benefits to service members and their families. For example, there are resources and rehabilitation services that provide patient and family education, training in self-care and independent living skills, social skills training, supported housing and employment, peer counselling and vet-to-vet services, Internet-based self-help rehabilitation and intensive case management.

Here is a sample of these resources for veterans and their family members:

U.S. Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs (Mobile App)
www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/ptsdcoach.asp

Military One Source
1-800-242-9647
www.militaryonesource.com

Joint Services Support
www.jointservicessupport.org

Making Connections
www.MakeTheConnection.net/stories-of-connection

Military Homefront
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil

Center for Deployment Psychology
www.deploymentpsych.org

Combat Stress Intervention Program
www.copingaftercombat.com

Real Warriors
www.realwarriors.net

After Deployment
www.afterdeployment.org

Federal Recovery Coordination Program
www.oefoif.va.gov

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
www.army.mil/csf
www.resilience.army.mil

Defense Center of Excellence
www.dcoe.health.mil/default.aspx

Center for Women Veterans
www1.va.gov/womenvet

Hearts Toward Home International
www.heartstowardhome.com

National Center for PTSD
www.ncptsd.va.gov

Tricare Health Care Programs
www.tricare.mil

National Center for Telehealth and Technology
www.t2health.org

Defense and Veterans’ Brain Injury Center
dvbic.org

Disabled American Veterans
www.dav.org

Veterans’ Treatment Court
www.buffaloveteranscourt.org
www.nadcp.org/vets

Employment information websites for veterans:

www.Recruitmilitary.com
store.samhsa.gov/home
www.esgr.org
www.dol.gov/vets/programs/main.htm
www.VetJobs.com
www.MilitaryHire.com
www.Military.com
www.rileyguide.com/vets.html
www.TAOnline.com

Additional websites to support returning service members:

www.vba.va.gov/bin/vre/index/htm
www.myhealth.va.gov
www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/epg.htm
www.vetsprevail.com
www.pva.org
www.usuhs.mil/psy/RFSMC.pdf
helmetstohardhats.org
prhome.defense.gov
www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer
www.triwest.com
www.hand2handcontact.org
www.hooah4health.com
www.veteransoutreachcenter.org
www.onefreedom.org
www.militarymentalhealth.org
www.thesoldiersproject.org
www.giftfromwithin.com
www.health.mil/inTransition
www.pdhealth.mil

Resources for families: Strategic outreach to families:

www.yellowribbon.mil
www.ouhsc.edu/VetParenting
www.jointservicessupport.org/default.aspx
www.sofarusa.org
www.guardfamily.org
www.sesameworkshop.org/initiatives/emotion/tlc apaperhug.com
www.nmfa.org
www.cominghomeproject.net
www.afterdeployment.org
www.goldstarfamilysupport.com
www.fisherhouse.org
www.militarybenefits.com
www.militarymoney.com

Additional websites cited in this guidebook:

www.gamblersanonymous.com
cust-cf.apa.org/ptgi
www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu
counsellingresource.com/quizzes/alcohol-mast/index.html
www.drinkerscheckup.com
rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov
www.quitandrecovery.org
alcoholism.about.com/od/meetings/a/ann-e_app.htm
www.smartrecovery.com
www.niaaa.nih.gov
www.cpt.musc.edu
www.anxieties.com
www.mindful.org
www.umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=41252
www.griefnet.org
www.ajokeaday.com
www.beatingtheblues.co.uk
www.survivalartist.com
www.gratitudelog.com
www.theatre-of-war.com
www.TED.com
www.strongbonds.org
www.couplescoachingcouples.com
www.spousonomics.com
www.iceeft.com
www.learningtoforgive.com
homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/faculty/pennebaker/home2000/writingandhealth.html
www.livingoutthedream.org
www.stickk.com

Websites designed to help bolster resilience:

www.asu.edu/resilience
www.financialaidfinder.com/subsidized-vs-unsubsidized-stafford-loans.html
www.cstsonline.org
www.apa.org/helpcenter

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