Below are links to resources that may be helpful to families dealing with trauma or PTSD. A number of these resources are specific to families of Veterans and military personnel.
General Public Resource Links
Family Caregiver Alliance*
Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. FCA offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
NAMI Family-to-Family* The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.
Sesame Street Parents* Advice by Sesameworkshop.org about how to talk with children about tragedy and when to seek professional help.
Veteran and Military Families
VA Caregiver Support
The VA Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274 provides services and support to family members who are taking care of a Veteran.
Coaching into Care
This VA program works with family members who become aware of their Veteran's post-deployment difficulties--and supports their efforts to find help for the Veteran. Contact them at 1-888-823-7458 or CoachingIntoCare@va.gov.
Give an Hour*
A nonprofit group providing free mental health services to US military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Military Family Assistance Centers* This resource finder will help all military family members find help at a Family Assistance Center near you. Although funded by the National Guard Bureau, these centers provide help for the Joint Services. Get tips, tools, and training on family issues.
The official DoD site for reliable quality of life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. Includes links to all Active Duty Family Program Support centers on military installations.
National Resource Directory The NRD links to over 10,000 services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them.
Veterans and Families Coming Home*
Provides information for families, employers, and communities to help support homecoming Veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Resources, readings, and information on preparing for homecoming.
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