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Military Members, Veterans and Families

"The Mind's the Matter"
A series of web-based, interactive videos for CF families who may be living with someone who has an Operational Stress Injury (OSI). With both a video for teens, and a separate for spouses, the videos provide real life solutions for spouses and teens coping with a difficult situation.
Military Family Services and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos
AfterDeployment.org
The website, afterdeployment.org, is an American site which is a Department of Defense response to the 2006/2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring an Internet-based platform focused on psychological health issues often experienced following a deployment.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment
This is a guide for educators working with children and youth in military families.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
How Deployment Stress Affects Children and Families: Research Findings
Information on effects of deployment on children and families, as well as resources to educational materials.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Mission Ready
MISSION:Ready provides the information you need about available resources and support programs, directly in your hands. It will help you figure out which of the many programs and services offered by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces can best meet your needs. Whether you are a soldier, a civilian employee of the Canadian Army, or a member of a military family, MISSION:Ready can help you develop the strong foundation you need for success.
National Defence
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Resource for Caregivers
Information about OSI.
Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC).
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Resilience Training
Resilience Training is a website from the US Army Medical Department, and has information about resiliency for warriors, leaders, spouses, families and behavioural health providers. Training and information is targeted to all phases of the warrior deployment cycle, warrior life cycle, and warrior support system. Formerly known as Battlemind.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
Sesame Street has various materials to help children of military families cope with issues such as pre-deployment, deployment, homecoming, changes and grief.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos
“SOFAR” Guide for Helping Children and Youth Cope with the Deployment and Return of a Parent in the National Guard and Other Reserve Components
Guide for service members, families and professionals to help children/youth cope with the deployment and return of their parent in the National Guard or reserves.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
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