Resources Within ‘Military’

Resources for Recovery: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Military Families and Children (Provider sheet)

An important and often forgotten aspect of TBI awareness is its impact on the children of the injured. TBI is unique because it often leads to changes in personality and

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 Providers)

Military families and children represent a heterogeneous population and live in geographically diverse settings: on military installations, in civilian urban and suburban communities, and in rural areas across the country.

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 (Provider Sheet)

This fact sheet addresses key areas of patient concern around physical injury and intimacy, and recommends approaches for the improved care of our nation’s wounded warriors and their families. A

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

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

Addressing the Needs of the Seriously Mentally Ill in Disaster

In the acute stages of a disaster, those with serious mental illness may function relatively well. Like the rest of the population, they often “rise to the occasion” to assist

Japan Disaster: Overview for American Military Leaders

The earthquake, tsunami and ongoing radiation event at the nuclear power plant in Japan have resulted in significant human tragedy and distress. Over 10,000 people have died, hundreds of thousands

From Injury to Home

When battlefield injury occurs far from home, the road to recovery may be long and difficult to navigate. Even with the dedicated support of medical professionals, loved ones, military leadership,

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

Evidence-Based Management for Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is characterized by dissociative symptoms (e.g. detachment, derealization, or amnesia) during or after exposure to a traumatic event followed promptly by symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance/ numbing,

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 Providers)

A significant number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) ranging from mild (mTBI) to moderate to severe. Estimates range from a

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: Sustaining Healthcare Continuity (For Providers)

Importantly, moving can disrupt individual and family healthcare routines. Military families move around the nation and around the globe. While relocation is a part of military life and military tradition,

Courage to Care: Suicide Facts for Primary Care Providers

Suicide of our military service members is the highest on record, rising for a fourth straight year and surpassing the suicide rate in the general population. In the Army, about

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: Reintegration Roadmap

Uniformed Services University applauds the educational efforts and programs our Department of Defense community is providing to assist troops and their families in the reintegration process post deployment. To enhance

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: Helping National Guard and Reserve to Re-Enter Workplace

This fact sheet explains the emotional and psychological issues that reservists may experience transitioning from active duty into their former job or workplace. It is written for both the military

Courage to Care: Health Literacy (For Provider)

There is increasing recognition that a patient’s lack of preparedness for self-care is most often due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the health care system — that is

Courage to Care: Primary Care Strategies to Foster Male Health Care Seeking

Gender roles and socialization may partially explain why help seeking patterns in men are historically lower than in women, especially related to emotional problems and depressive symptoms. Primary care providers

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: Depression in Primary Care

Due to concerns around stigma and one’s career, primary care is often the setting of choice for service members and families to address mental health issues. Our nation’s war on

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: 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: Adherence Addressing A Range of Patient Health Behaviors

Patient adherence challenges health care providers and our healthcare system. Adherence encompasses a wide range of health behaviors related to routine preventative healthcare (e.g., annual mammogram, yearly physical, cholesterol check),

Courage to Care: Addressing Alcohol Misuse (Provider sheet)

In our current climate of multiple deployments, family separations, single parenting and reintegration challenges, it is reasonable to screen for problem drinking in the military community. Problem drinking is a

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.

Courage to Care: Asking for Help (Provider Sheet)

Professionals in healthcare and family support frequently encounter individuals who need, but do not know how to ask for help. When people have difficulty asking for help, manageable issues can