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Family Resources

Resources for Parents and Families

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American Hospice Foundation
Simple talking guidelines for helping kids deal with grief and anxiety.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
This group provides scholarships to children of service members who have sacrificed life or limb in service to our country.

Operation Military Kids
The Army's official outreach to kids affected by war and deployment. Local resources to achieve a sense of community and enhance well-being.

Our Military Kids - National Guard
Assists the children of National Guard and Reserve troops and injured service members through grants, providing access to sports, fine arts, and academic tutoring programs.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Offers videos and guides for children and families welcoming a veteran back home.


Medical and Mental Health Benefits for Families

Family Service Members' Group Life Insurance
The VA offers life insurance benefits for military spouses and dependents.

Medline Plus
A directory of links to useful information for families dealing with deployment and separation, illnesses and injuries, mental health issues, and other family stress.

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National Military Family Association
Resource-rich site of family benefits:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD
A treasure trove of information to help kids deal with the trauma of a veteran parent suffering from PTSD.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Resources for suicide prevention, child trauma and anxiety, grief management, depression, caregiver support, and much more.

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Family Assistance for Fallen Service Members

Department of Veterans Affairs: National Cemetery Administration
Military burial is available for our fallen service members at no cost to their families. Representatives are also available by phone at (800) 535-1117 to make burial arrangements.

Army One Source Survivor Outreach Services
Too many of our brave service members have paid the ultimate price to protect their country. This group provides support and services to their families.


Kids Corner

Sesame Street Workshops
Helping kids deal with deployments, homecomings, changes, and grief, with programs featuring beloved Sesame Street characters.

VA Kids K-12th
Games, activities, and information to help kids understand deployment.

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