Tools for Families
In this section you will find tools to help support and cope with unique challenges of military such as relocation or deployment. Below is a listing and descriptor of these tools. Please click on them to find one that is most helpful to you.
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A toolkit that consists information on how to prepare and cope with a deployment. This toolkit includes tips for coping during the deployment and ways to involve your children to help stay connected with your loved one while they’re away.
A toolkit that provides you with information to help give you a better overall understanding of PTSD. Includes tips on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD. At the bottom of the article you will also find various websites that have a wealth of information on operational stress injuries.
Are we there yet?
Traveling with children is an adventure. Whether you are moving to your new posting or taking a summer vacation, if your child has special needs, there will be extra considerations. This article has suggestions from BC Children’s Hospital for traveling with children with medical needs.
Go to Are We There Yet?
Many thanks to:
Director, Child Health Advocacy
BC Children’s Hospital
This document has a list of the 10 Top Questions to ask when moving with your child who has a special need or learning disability to help make moving a positive experience for your family.
The “D” Word
The “D” World is a video which helps families prepare and cope for deployment or other work-related separations.
Reuniting with a loved one can often be a very exciting but overwhelming experience. This video will help you prepare for reunion and provide you with tips on how to communicate with your loved one to make the reunion transition more enjoyable.
Singles Homeward Bound
This video was developed to help single military members prepare for the highs and lows of homecoming.