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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)

Military One Source

Joint Services Support

Making Connections

Military Homefront

Center for Deployment Psychology

Combat Stress Intervention Program

Real Warriors

After Deployment

Federal Recovery Coordination Program

Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

Defense Center of Excellence

Center for Women Veterans

Hearts Toward Home International

National Center for PTSD

Tricare Health Care Programs

National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Defense and Veterans’ Brain Injury Center

Disabled American Veterans

Veterans’ Treatment Court

Employment information websites for veterans:

Additional websites to support returning service members:

Resources for families: Strategic outreach to families:

Additional websites cited in this guidebook:

Websites designed to help bolster resilience:

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