Resources Within ‘Families’

Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals

Too often our children are exposed to violence that is both senseless and harmful. Many children, those living in close proximity to a tragic event, and those who will learn

Resources for Recovery: Impact of TBI on Military Families and Children (Family Sheet)

An important and often overlooked aspect of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is its impact on the families and children of the injured. TBI is unique because it often leads to

Resources for Recovery: The Combat Injured Family, Guidelines for Care (For Families)

Your military loved one has been wounded and suddenly your world has been turned upside down. Combat injury is a life-changing event that impacts a family’s routines and its sense

Resources for Recovery: Physical Injury and Intimacy (For Patients)

The injuries of war are life-changing events for service members and their families. One important area of change frequently not discussed is how physical injuries affect emotional and sexual relationships.

Resources for Recovery: Reintegration and Intimacy (For Families)

Reintegration is about more than coming home. It is about resuming and establishing relationships that provide pleasure, comfort and support. Intimacy — the capacity to enjoy closeness and sexual togetherness

Workgroup on Intervention with Combat Injured Families Proceedings

The Workgroup’s primary objective, which was met, was to develop and disseminate a set of core Principles of Caring for Combat Injured Families and Children (see appendix). These principles would

Understanding Post Deployment Stress Symptoms: Helping Your Loved Ones

Families and friends of returning service members often wonder what to expect after their loved one comes home from a combat zone. They may ask what is “typical” and when

Teachers Helping Students: Listening and Talking

The magnitude of death and destruction in this event require special attention to communicating with children and adolescents. Physical safety and security always take priority.  School is an important normalizing

Stress Management for Parents

The magnitude of death and destruction in this event require special attention to communicating with children and adolescents. Physical safety and security takes priority.  It is difficult to predict the

Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories: Viewing Advice for Family and Friends of Military Members

Movies such as the “The War Tapes” and the HBO special “Baghdad ER” have received critical acclaim for their moving portrayals of our servicemen and women. If you have a

Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories: Viewing Advice for Military Men and Women

Movies such as the “The War Tapes” and the HBO special “Baghdad ER” have received critical acclaim for their moving portrayals of our servicemen and women such as yourself. While

Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories of War: Advice on Whether and How to Watch

Movies depicting war, especially those that include live footage from recent or ongoing events, can be very powerful, but they can also evoke powerful memories. The public is at once

Pandemic Planning and Response: Critical Elements for Business Planning

Pandemic preparedness and response is a shared responsibility involving government (local, state and federal) and the private sector. A pandemic has the potential to be a catastrophic disaster of unprecedented

Psychological and Behavioral Issues Healthcare Providers Need to Know when Treating Patients Following a Radiation Event

An attack using radiation will create uncertainty, fear, and terror. Following the detonation of a Radiation Dispersal Device (RDD) the management of acute psychological and behavioral responses will be as

Information for Relief Workers Emotional Reactions to Human Bodies from Mass Death (Chinese)

This sheet is the Chinese translation from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress sheet on “Relief Workers Emotional Reactions to Human Bodies from Mass Death”.

Protecting Your Health and the Health of Your Family: H1N1 Influenza Guidelines

It is important to protect your health and the health of your family for risk of H1N1 influenza (referred to as “swine flu” early on). This virus is spreading from

Evidence-Based Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/numbing, and hyperarousal persisting more than one month after exposure to a traumatic event or events. While not the only

Disaster Preparedness and Response for Our Nation’s Military and Their Families

Our nation’s service men and women and their families have a proud tradition of understanding and responding to high-risk situations and environments. These situations en- compass war on foreign soil,

Courage to Care: Tips for Caring for Your Newborn and Yourself

Military Children are our nation’s children. Congratulations on the birth of your Military Child who enters a special community of caring and courage. These are traditions and values that belong

Courage to Care: Traumatic Brain Injury (For Families)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a topic of interest and concern amongst military families, especially those with loved ones previously or currently deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Among the

Courage to Care: Suicide Facts (For Families)

Suicide has increased dramatically in the military since the start of the global war on terrorism. Family members and military leaders are all working together to address the needs of

Courage to Care: Staying the Course

While we often look to our doctors and our healthcare system to take care of us, we have a most important role in this process. Our doctors may provide advice:

Courage to Care: Safety, Health, Preparedness (For Families – Archive)

This fall our nation observes the 5th anniversary of 9/11, the anthrax attacks, and the War on Terror. Service members and their families have played a vital role in our

Courage to Care: Reuniting With Your Loved One

In response to numerous inquiries from family and friends of loved ones returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) would like

Courage to Care: Public Health Emergencies (Family)

Public health emergencies, such as the swine flu epidemic, create a call to action for individuals and families to take responsibility for their health. The public is a key partner

Courage to Care: Public Health Emergencies (Provider)

Public health emergencies, such as those involving a potential global pandemic, create numerous opportunities and challenges around public health communication, preparedness, and response. Healthcare providers play a significant role in

Courage to Care: Military Families on the Move

Moving, one of the most stressful life events, can be especially difficult for families when service members are deploying or returning from deployment. Part of your checklist before and after

Courage to Care: The Impact of Invisible Injuries (For Families)

The injuries of war change the lives of service members, families and children. Invisible injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can be

Courage to Care: How Can I Get Him to Seek Help?

Women play a key role in encouraging men to seek help for health problems. It is often a wife or important female (girlfriend, mother, sister or aunt) who is the

Courage to Care: Family Planning for Disasters

Major events such as Hurricane Katrina make us think about the impact of such disasters on our family and loved ones, and how prepared we would be. Whether we live

Courage to Care: What Military Families Should Know About Depression

Depression is one of the most common and treatable mental disorders. Service members and their families experience unique emotional challenges. Deployment and redeployment, single parenting and long absences of loved

Courage to Care: Helping Children Cope During Deployment

This fact sheet contains useful information for you — parents and family caregivers — to help children cope during a parents’ deployment. Experts in military medicine and family trauma who

Courage to Care: Caring Your Family During Flu Season

If you are a military mom or dad, grandparent or caregiver, here are some important things you should know about the flu, and caring for children during the flu season.

Courage to Care: Alcohol and Your Health

Deployments, family separations, single parenting, and reintegration stressors can make service members, their spouses, and even their adolescent children vulnerable to alcohol misuse, abuse, or dependence. Most people who drink

Courage to Care: Becoming A Couple Again

Coming together as a couple after war deployment isn’t always easy or something that happens naturally. It requires effort, and an understanding that each person has grown and changed during

Courage to Care: Advancing the Health of the Family Left Behind

This Courage to Care focuses on the anxieties and concerns of families, especially children, of deployed soldiers. We draw upon the expertise of leaders in military medicine and family trauma

Courage to Care: Asking for Help (Family)

Not asking for help, or asking too late, can turn a manageable situation into something more serious.  For many people, ‘asking for help’ is not as easy as it sounds.