Resource Guide

Support for Children and Teenagers

Family Support

Videos for Families, Kids and Teenagers

Wellness Resources for Kids and Families

  • Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) Family resiliency training for military families is available both in person on some military installations and on-line.
  • Military OneSource Department of Defense resource provides a wealth of information and short-term, non-medical counseling via telephone or on-line with the additional option of face-to-face counseling services in the community.
  • AfterDeployment.org This Defense Centers of Excellence website offers wellness resources for the military community, including a section for "Families with Kids."
  • Military Pathways Free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for service personnel and family members; also includes a brief screening for Adolescent Depression.
  • Defense Centers of Excellence Defense Centers of Excellence has information for service members, families and service providers around psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
  • Real Warriors An initiative by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the Real Warriors site has information for both service personnel and family members.

Trauma and Grief

Books

Fun Websites for Military Youth

  • Let it Out! Electric Company and Sesame Workshop Check out the videos, activities and magazine just for military school-age kids.

Social Networking Sites for Military Parents