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  • Suicide Attack Preparedness for First RespondersSuicide Attack Preparedness for First Responders

    Suicide Attack Preparedness for First Responders

    As the number of suicide bombings in the U.S. grows, first responders must be prepared. This detailed guide helps first responders defeat, mitigate and recover from suicide attacks.

    • Identifying bombers
    • Understanding explosives
    • Interdicting suspected bombers
    • Containing and managing the scene
  • Hospital ICS (HICS)Hospital ICS (HICS)

    Hospital ICS (HICS)

    Be prepared! Understand the concepts of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) for your hospital to be ready to respond to any large- and small-scale emergency situations.

    • HICS Organizational Charts
    • HICS Tools
    • Incident Action Planning
  • Hazmat First Responder - Operations LevelHazmat First Responder - Operations Level

    Hazmat First Responder - Operations Level

    First Responders - Operations Level are personnel who are responsible for initially responding to hazmat emergencies. First Responders - Operations level training is required for individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazmat as part of the initial response.

    • The First Months: Infant and Postpartum CareThe First Months: Infant and Postpartum Care

      The First Months: Infant and Postpartum Care

      Many first-time parents feel unprepared for caring for an infant. With a little practice and this guide as a reference, you will quickly gain confidence in your ability to care for your baby.

      • How to feed your baby
      • Body care basics and bathing your baby
      • Illnesses and when to call the doctor
      • Postpartum care for moms
    • Preparing for Baby's Arrival Preparing for Baby's Arrival

      Preparing for Baby's Arrival

      Make your first days at home with baby as easy, relaxing and safe as possible by preparing your home and family before baby arrives.

      • Set up the nursery
      • Create a mom station and a diaper station
      • Eliminate household hazards
      • Prepare your older children
    • Crisis Intervention and Recovering from Traumatic StressCrisis Intervention and Recovering from Traumatic Stress

      Crisis Intervention and Recovering from Traumatic Stress

      This pocket guide was developed as a reference tool for wildland fire community members experiencing the symptoms of a traumatic stress reaction. It can help you develop a working strategy for managing traumatic stress.

      • The symptoms of critical incident stress
      • Mindfulness, active coping and anger management
      • Crisis intervention and communication
      • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Healthy 10-minute LunchesHealthy 10-minute Lunches

      Healthy 10-minute Lunches

      Add flavor and variety to your lunch recipe repertoire with the healthy and easy-to-prepare dishes in this eGuide.

    • Coping with Fatigue for New ParentsCoping with Fatigue for New Parents

      Coping with Fatigue for New Parents

      What's a sleep-deprived parent to do?

      • This eGuide provides tips and solutions to help you and your partner get enough sleep and cope with the fatigue of new parenthood.
    • Smart Riding for Military PersonnelSmart Riding for Military Personnel

      Smart Riding for Military Personnel

      This guide provides all Service members with practical information on becoming smart riders and helps increase their chances of avoiding injury or death.

      • Key statistics on motorcycle injuries
      • Why you need training
      • Defensive riding essential skills
      • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Quick Chicken ChoicesQuick Chicken Choices

      Quick Chicken Choices

      Chicken dishes are popular all over the world. From curries to pastas and burgers, chicken is an international hit. It is easy to prepare, spice and flavor, and delicious, whether eaten hot or cold.

      • Chicken salads
      • Grilled chicken
      • Chicken soup
      • International flavors
    • Crisis Intervention and Recovering from Traumatic StressCrisis Intervention and Recovering from Traumatic Stress

      Crisis Intervention and Recovering from Traumatic Stress

      This eGuide was developed as a reference tool for wildland fire community members experiencing the symptoms of a traumatic stress reaction. It can help you develop a working strategy for managing traumatic stress.

      • The symptoms of critical incident stress
      • Mindfulness, active coping and anger management
      • Crisis intervention and communication
      • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Earthquake PreparednessEarthquake Preparedness

      Earthquake Preparedness

      An earthquake can strike quickly and with little or no warning. This guide offers emergency plans for protecting yourself and your loved ones before, during and after an earthquake.

      • Earthquake hazards
      • Disaster supply kit
      • Mental effects
    • Recovering from Sexual Trauma for Victims of Rape and Sexual AssaultRecovering from Sexual Trauma for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

      Recovering from Sexual Trauma for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

      Sexual violence is a crime. The physical and emotional trauma it causes can affect victims for years. This guide provides information for victims of rape and sexual assault:

      • Physical and psychological effects of sexual trauma
      • Reporting the crime
      • Coping and recovery
      • Media awareness
    • Stress Control and ResilienceStress Control and Resilience

      Stress Control and Resilience

      This guide was developed as a quick reference tool for wildland fire community members to develop stress-control skills and resilience. It can also be used to help coworkers overcome difficulties that could potentially become disabling.

      • Resilience and fatigue
      • Nutrition and total well-being
      • Stress control
    • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) StandardsPrison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards

      Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards

      The U.S. Department of Justice's PREA standards state what the personnel in confinement facilities must do to prevent, detect and respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment. This guide presents the PREA standards that apply to adult prisons and jails. It is designed for correctional officers and any other employees, contractors and volunteers who interact with inmates.

      • PREA definitions of sexual abuse and sexual
      • harassment
      • Personnel's responsibilities according to the PREA requirements
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      Learn about available treatments and lifestyle changes that can help you manage the symptoms of COPD. By managing your symptoms, you can start living a more active and fulfilling life today!

      • Causes of COPD
      • Management of COPD
      • Treatment options
    • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Occupational Safety and Health Field ManualNATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Occupational Safety and Health Field Manual

      NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Occupational Safety and Health Field Manual

      Every National Park Service (NPS) supervisor, employee and volunteer is responsible for following safe work practices and procedures, and identifying and reporting unsafe conditions. This guide is intended to provide assistance in carrying out those responsibilities and includes:

      • Field injury prevention and first aid information
      • Procedures for:
      • Working in confined spaces
      • Operating heavy equipment, machines and tools, motor and off-highway vehicles
    • FBI - Law Enforcement Crisis Management HandbookFBI - Law Enforcement Crisis Management Handbook

      FBI - Law Enforcement Crisis Management Handbook

      This guide is designed to help law enforcement commanders quickly organize and execute an effective response to any crisis or critical incident regardless of cause or origin. It contains information intended to assist the user in decision-making through all phases of a crisis.

      • Critical incident response
      • Incident specific responses, including active shooter and missing child
      • FBI response capabilities
    • Spiritual WellnessSpiritual Wellness

      Spiritual Wellness

      Spirituality is an important part of your total wellness. This guide helps you to understand and explore the spiritual side of your life as part of a total well-being package.

      • Four dimensions of total well-being
      • How to develop spiritual wellness
      • 13 C's of spiritual wellness
      • Key concepts of spiritual well-being
    • Stress Control and ResilienceStress Control and Resilience

      Stress Control and Resilience

      This guide was developed as a quick reference tool for wildland fire community members to develop stress-control skills and resilience. It can also be used to help coworkers overcome difficulties that could potentially become disabling.

      • Resilience and fatigue
      • Nutrition and total well-being
      • Stress control
    • Your Personal Wellness CoachYour Personal Wellness Coach

      Your Personal Wellness Coach

      Let this eGuide be your personal coach. Enhance your overall fitness, endurance and quality of life. Increase your fitness level. Eat nutritiously. Learn how to manage your stress. Changing your behavior may even help you quit smoking!

      • Motivational tips
      • SMART Goals
      • Strategies for success
      • Five stages of change
    • Aerobic TrainingAerobic Training

      Aerobic Training

      Many Americans find it difficult to build regular exercise into their daily lives. Use this eGuide to discover how easy it can be to exercise in your own way and improve your health in the process.

      • Assess your readiness to exercise
      • Build a program that suits you
      • Monitor your fitness progression
      • Stay motivated!
    • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Occupational SafetyNATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Occupational Safety

      NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - Occupational Safety

      Every National Park Service (NPS) supervisor, employee and volunteer is responsible for following safe work practices and procedures, and identifying and reporting unsafe conditions. This guide is intended to provide assistance in carrying out those responsibilities and includes:

      • Field injury prevention and first aid information
      • Procedures for:
      • Working in confined spaces
      • Operating heavy equipment, machines and tools, motor and off-highway vehicles
    • Recovering from Sexual Trauma for Victims of Rape and Sexual AssaultRecovering from Sexual Trauma for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

      Recovering from Sexual Trauma for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

      Sexual violence is a crime. The physical and emotional trauma it causes can affect victims for years. This guide provides information for victims of rape and sexual assault:

      • Physical and psychological effects of sexual trauma
      • Reporting the crime
      • Coping and recovery
      • Media awareness
    • Wildfire PreparednessWildfire Preparedness

      Wildfire Preparedness

      Every year, wildfires throughout the U.S. claim people's homes and lives. Learn how to prepare for a wildfire before you become a victim.

      • Protecting your home
      • Surviving a wildfire
      • Recovering from the damage
    • Preventive Radiological and Nuclear DetectionPreventive Radiological and Nuclear Detection

      Preventive Radiological and Nuclear Detection

      It's better to prevent a radiological or nuclear attack, rather than respond to one. Aimed at law enforcement and first responders, the Preventive Radiological and Nuclear Detection (PRND) guide offers information on:

      • Radiation basics
      • Radiological and nuclear threats
      • Radiation detection equipment and protocols
      • Available assistance
    • OPSEC for CiviliansOPSEC for Civilians

      OPSEC for Civilians

      Essential reading for all Federal Government employees, contractors, and their families, Operations Security (OPSEC) is a set of measures designed to guard the safety of our confidential information from potential threats or adversaries.

      • OPSEC at home
      • Internet security
      • Identity theft
      • The 5 Steps of the OPSEC process
    • CERT Field Operations GuideCERT Field Operations Guide

      CERT Field Operations Guide

      The Field Operations Guide provides trained community emergency responders with easy-to-follow and accessible instructions to help local disaster recovery efforts.

      • Fire suppression
      • Light search and rescue
      • Creating sandbags and building barriers
      • Disaster medical care and operations
    • NAVY - Operational Risk ManagementNAVY - Operational Risk Management

      NAVY - Operational Risk Management

      As a leader, you are responsible for ensuring that proper procedures are in place for personnel to perform their tasks. Increase mission success with minimal losses by implementing Operational Risk Management and Time Critical Risk Management.

      • Risk-management levels
      • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
      • Time Critical Risk Managment (TCRM)
    • NAVY - New Parent Support Home Visitation ProgramNAVY - New Parent Support Home Visitation Program

      NAVY - New Parent Support Home Visitation Program

      Military life presents some unique challenges for parents with newborns and young children. The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is here to help you adjust to parenthood and thrive as a healthy family.

      • Your child's emotional development
      • A father's role
      • Parenting during deployment
    • Home Maintenance SchedulingHome Maintenance Scheduling

      Home Maintenance Scheduling

      Keep your home in good condition by doing regular home maintenance. Scheduling routine maintenance helps you avoid expensive and time-consuming repairs, and protects your family's most important investment.

      • Schedule tasks monthly
      • Have the right tools available
      • Keep a record of contractor contact details
    • Breastfeeding 101Breastfeeding 101

      Breastfeeding 101

      Breastfeeding is a special time of bonding between a mother and her child. This guide introduces new mothers to the benefits of breastfeeding, offers tips on facilitating the breastfeeding process, and answers important frequently asked questions.

      • Common breastfeeding problems
      • Benefits of breastfeeding and breast milk
      • Breastfeeding positions
    • VA - Foreign Medical Program HandbookVA - Foreign Medical Program Handbook

      VA - Foreign Medical Program Handbook

      If you are a VA-rated veteran with a service-connected disability and are living or traveling abroad, make sure you are getting the benefits you deserve! Read this guide to get all the details on this useful program.

      • FMP health benefits coverage
      • Selecting a health care provider
      • Claims and Appeals
    • CDC Worksite Health ScorecardCDC Worksite Health Scorecard

      CDC Worksite Health Scorecard

      The Worksite Health ScoreCard is a tool aimed at establishing healthier workplaces. The Health ScoreCard tool includes 100 questions on many of the key evidence-based and best practice strategies and interventions that are part of a comprehensive worksite health approach. The Health ScoreCard addresses the leading health conditions driving health care and productivity costs.

      • ARMY - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)ARMY - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

        ARMY - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

        The issue of family members with special needs is important to the Army. Soldiers and their families can use this guide to fully understand how to get through the enrollment process and learn about all the resources available to them.

        • What are the benefits of enrollment?
        • Medical and educational criteria
        • Housing services
        • Community support services
      • ARMY - SHARP ProgramARMY - SHARP Program

        ARMY - SHARP Program

        American Soldiers are a band of brothers and sisters, bound by common values that demand loyalty, integrity and respect for one another. When a sexual assault occurs, it is a direct violation of those values. This eGuide provides an overview of the Army's SHARP program to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault.

      • ARMY - Ready and Resilient Resource GuideARMY - Ready and Resilient Resource Guide

        ARMY - Ready and Resilient Resource Guide

        Resilience combines mental, emotional and physical skills to generate optimum performance - in combat, in healing after injury, and in managing your work and home life. This guide contains information and resources to help you build and promote resilience.

        • Suicide/substance abuse
        • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
        • Post-traumatic stress disorder
        • Transition
      • QS - Offender Transition AssistanceQS - Offender Transition Assistance

        QS - Offender Transition Assistance

        Transitioning from prison to the community is hard on inmates. Use this guide to get the skills and support you need.

        • Education and job search resources
        • Housing and homeless programs
        • Financial help and mental health services
      • Hazmat SafetyHazmat Safety

        Hazmat Safety

        Are you exposed to hazardous materials and chemicals (hazmat) in the course of your work? This guide provides information and resources to increase your understanding of occupational safety and hazmat. Find out:

        • What are your rights as an employee? What is your employer's responsibility?
        • What are safety data sheets (SDS)? Learn how to read and understand them for your own safety.
      • Wellness and Fitness - A Pocket Guide for SuccessWellness and Fitness - A Pocket Guide for Success

        Wellness and Fitness - A Pocket Guide for Success

        Many factors contribute to the challenge of "being fit." The information in this guide can help you lead a happier and healthier life.

        • Combat weight issues, health problems and mood disorders.
        • Learn the basics about your body, nutrition and fitness.
        • Track your progress.
      • ARMY - A Soldier's Barracks GuideARMY - A Soldier's Barracks Guide

        ARMY - A Soldier's Barracks Guide

        The Army wants to ensure a high quality of life for single junior enlisted personnel, with superior unaccompanied housing (UH) facilities and services. This guide explains the Army's UH policy.

        • Who lives in UH
        • Standards: adequacy, condition, configuration and privacy
        • Barracks floor plans
        • Certificate of non-availability (CNA) policy
      • QS - Hospital Evacuation Decision GuideQS - Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide

        QS - Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide

        This guide provides hospital personnel with information about the factors to consider when deciding whether or not to evacuate a hospital.

        • Emergency planning
        • Self-assessments and worksheets
        • Pre-event and post-event evacuations
        • Decision factors
      • VA - CHAMPVAVA - CHAMPVA

        VA - CHAMPVA

        The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is here to help beneficiaries in need. This eGuide helps dependents of Veterans to understand how to claim the health care coverage they’re entitled to.

        • Eligibility Requirements
        • Covered and non-covered benefits and services
        • Your costs
        • How to file claims
      • NAVY SAPR NAVY SAPR

        NAVY SAPR

        Sexual assault decreases a unit's effectiveness. This eGguide highlights the key elements of advocacy, legal and medical procedures involved in sexual assault cases and gives victims the confidential and immediate care they need to restore their well-being

      • Crisis InterventionCrisis Intervention

        Crisis Intervention

        Emergency personnel can now learn how to deal with people in a state of emotional turmoil, and help make a difference in how well a these people cope with crisis.

        • Gives the ability to be alert in crisis situation
        • Psychological response sequence
        • Crisis intervention protocols
        • Dealing with unusual and difficult situations
      • VA - Survivor Benefits and ServicesVA - Survivor Benefits and Services

        VA - Survivor Benefits and Services

        This eGuide offers survivors of deceased Service members and Veterans a starting point to the many services and benefits available to them, including: Burial and honor services, counseling, allowances and reimbursements, financial, SBP/DIC, death pension, life insurance, home loan, education, health, and more.

        • VA Cemeteries
        • Financial Benefits
        • Health & Other Benefits
      • Disaster RecoveryDisaster Recovery

        Disaster Recovery

        Be prepared when disaster strikes! No matter what type of disaster you are facing, follow the basic guidelines outlined in this guide to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.

        • What to do after a disaster
        • Returning home
        • Health and safety tips
        • Emotional recovery
      • DANTES - What We OfferDANTES - What We Offer

        DANTES - What We Offer

        Veterans and Service members pursuing career- and education-related goals can turn to DANTES for needed information, services and support. Use this eGuide to find out about the voluntary education programs and services offered by DANTES.

      • Keeping Kids Safe OnlineKeeping Kids Safe Online

        Keeping Kids Safe Online

        The Internet offers a world of opportunities for kids, but these often come with risks. This guide covers what parents and educators need to know to reduce these risks, where to go for more information, and issues to raise with kids about why and how to stay safe online.

        • Social Networking
        • Cyberbullying and Online Predators
        • Privacy and Parental Controls
      • Family Preparedness ChecklistFamily Preparedness Checklist

        Family Preparedness Checklist

        When disaster strikes, taking care of your family is your number one priority. Learn how to provide for your family's (including children, those with access and functional needs, and pets) most basic needs.

        • Emergency kits
        • People with Access and Functional Needs
        • Family Communication Plan
        • Returning Home
      • Recovering from Traumatic Brain InjuryRecovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

        Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

        Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the "signature" wound of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. This guide provides essential information about TBI for Service members, Veterans and their families.

        • Signs and symptoms of TBI
        • Tips for caregivers and family members
        • Rehabilitation information and resources
      • Thrift Savings Plan for the Uniformed ServicesThrift Savings Plan for the Uniformed Services

        Thrift Savings Plan for the Uniformed Services

        Simplifies the Thrift Savings Plan for members of the Uniformed Services to help them understand the different options, including the Roth TSP, that are available. This information ensures that members receive all the benefits available to them through this program.

        • Investment options
        • Tax advantages
        • Roth TSP
        • Loans, transfers and withdrawals
      • Weapons of Mass Destruction - Preparedness and ResponseWeapons of Mass Destruction - Preparedness and Response

        Weapons of Mass Destruction - Preparedness and Response

        This guide provides an overview of WMDs, their effects and the immediate response measures law enforcement and first responders should take. Among the various WMD categories, there is a focus on radiological and nuclear weapons response.

        • What to do in the First Hour
        • Chemical/Biological Weapons
        • Decontamination
        • Search and Rescue Operations
      • Alternatives to ForeclosureAlternatives to Foreclosure

        Alternatives to Foreclosure

        Foreclosure on your home can be avoided. This guide provides valuable tips and important information about:

        • The effects of a foreclosure
        • The foreclosure process
        • Alternate options to foreclosure
        • Helpful programs and resources
      • VA - MGIB Active DutyVA - MGIB Active Duty

        VA - MGIB Active Duty

        Get the education or training you've earned with the Montgomery GI Bill. Learn how you can benefit from this bill and get the career you want.

        • Qualification and requirements
        • Related benefits
        • Application process
        • VA contacts
      • 50 Best Swing Thoughts50 Best Swing Thoughts

        50 Best Swing Thoughts

        Many golfers work hard to perfect their swing, yet neglect the mental side of the game. This guide offers 50 "swing thoughts" - simple key images expressed in one short sentence to trigger a smooth and effective swing every time.

        • The setup
        • More power
        • Good tempo
        • Hit it straighter
      • TSA - Trucking Counterterrorism GuideTSA - Trucking Counterterrorism Guide

        TSA - Trucking Counterterrorism Guide

        This eGuide will help you stay safe. Know how to spot the signs of potential terrorist dangers and how to implement security measures for trucks.es.

        • Pre-incident indicators of terrorist attacks
        • National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) alerts
        • Identifying potential targets and threats
        • Recognizing ID requirements and TWIC cards
      • Equal Employment OpportunityEqual Employment Opportunity

        Equal Employment Opportunity

        Equal Opportunity is the principle that all people have the right to work and advance based on merit and ability. This guide is for employees and employers wanting to promote an equal and fair opportunity workplace.

        • Your Rights as an Employee
        • What is Discrimination?
        • What is harassment?
        • What is Reasonable Accommodation?
      • CybersecurityCybersecurity

        Cybersecurity

        In recent years, Internet and mobile technology has become more available and easy to use, but also a greater security risk. This eGuide highlights the threats you may encounter and explains what you need to know to use Internet and mobile technology safely, both at home and in public.

        • Malware
        • Spam and e-mail scams
        • Identity theft
        • Securing your information
      • ARMY - Employment Readiness ProgramARMY - Employment Readiness Program

        ARMY - Employment Readiness Program

        Frequent relocations create career challenges for military spouses. This eGuide provides helpful advice when applying for employment. It also features information on employment programs available for military spouses.

        • Military Spouse Preference Program
        • Conducting job searches
        • Interview tips
        • Information on resume styles
      • QS - Child Sexual AbuseQS - Child Sexual Abuse

        QS - Child Sexual Abuse

        Child sexual abuse is a serious, ongoing issue. Increase your awareness of the topic and its side effects so you can help the survivor heal and recover.

        • Behavioral warning signs
        • Long-term effects
        • Guidelines for working with children
        • Where to go for help
      • Keeping Gangs Out of SchoolKeeping Gangs Out of School

        Keeping Gangs Out of School

        Youth gangs and gang-related violence are a growing problem in U.S. schools. Find out how to assess, prevent and respond to the presence of gangs in your school

        • Characteristics of youth gangs
        • Why kids join gangs
        • Confronting the problem
        • Prevention and intervention best practices
      • VA - VA-Guaranteed Home LoansVA - VA-Guaranteed Home Loans

        VA - VA-Guaranteed Home Loans

        Owning your very own home could become a reality with the VA-Guaranteed Home Loan! This guide is a one-stop shop for veterans who want to learn about this important program, including:

        • Eligibility requirements
        • Application processes
        • Affiliated costs
        • Specially adapted housing
      • New Parent Support ProgramNew Parent Support Program

        New Parent Support Program

        Military life presents some unique challenges for parents with newborns and young children. The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is here to help you adjust to parenthood and thrive as a healthy family.

        • Your child's emotional development
        • A father's role
        • Parenting during deployment
      • QS - Federal Employers: Diversity, EEO & Reasonable AccommodationQS - Federal Employers: Diversity, EEO & Reasonable Accommodation

        QS - Federal Employers: Diversity, EEO & Reasonable Accommodation

        This guide provides practical Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) information, strategies and best practices for conducting a fair hiring process and achieving a diverse workforce.

        • EEO laws
        • Reasonable accommodation
        • Inclusive culture
        • Interview tips and questions
      • CybersecurityCybersecurity

        Cybersecurity

        In recent years, Internet and mobile technology has become more available and easy to use, but also a greater security risk. If you're using Internet or mobile technology, you should know the security threats you may encounter. This guide highlights those threats and explains what you need to know to use Internet and mobile technology safely, both at home and in public.

        • Malware
        • Spam and e-mail scams
        • Identity theft
        • Securing your information
      • ARMY - Becoming Debt-freeARMY - Becoming Debt-free

        ARMY - Becoming Debt-free

        The information and strategies in this guide will help your clients understand their financial rights and responsibilities to gain control of their finances and provides the tools to develop a step-by-step plan to turn debt around.

        • Debt management plans
        • Your mortgage & foreclosure
        • Credit counseling
        • Debt collection
      • Preparing Children for DisastersPreparing Children for Disasters

        Preparing Children for Disasters

        Learn how to provide for your children's basic physical and emotional needs before, during and after disaster strikes.

        • Emergency supply kits for children
        • School emergency plan
        • Infant care
        • Children's reactions to emergencies
      • Why Smoking Stinks!Why Smoking Stinks!

        Why Smoking Stinks!

        This eGuide informs tweens and teens about the dangers of smoking in a fun and relatable way. Early education and intervention is critical. The cost of smoking stinks, the impact to health stinks, your breath stinks. Smoking just stinks!

        • The role peer pressure plays and how to resist it
        • Includes Smoking & Your Body impact chart
        • Provides enlightening smoking quiz Q&A
      • Freedom from TobaccoFreedom from Tobacco

        Freedom from Tobacco

        This eGuide provides facts, tips and exercises to help you free yourself from tobacco. Whether you are quitting on your own, with a support group or already have quit, this self-help guide will keep you tobacco-free.

        • Why do I smoke?
        • Harmful effects
        • Tips to quit
        • Prevent relapse
      • Stopping Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceStopping Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

        Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

        Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, and causes an overall decrease in morale. Learn how you can create a workplace that is free of harassment and comfortable for all employees.

        • What is sexual harassment?
        • Harassing behavior
        • Responding to harassment claims
        • How to file a complaint
      • VA - Epilepsy and SeizuresVA - Epilepsy and Seizures

        VA - Epilepsy and Seizures

        Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder. This guides provides an overview on understanding, managing and treating epilepsy.

        • Epilepsy and Seizures
        • Causes
        • Diagnostic Tests
        • Treatment
      • NOLO Legal Answers About ChildrenNOLO Legal Answers About Children

        NOLO Legal Answers About Children

        Many local, state, and federal laws are designed to protect children, whether by prohibiting them from drinking alcohol, restricting their work hours, or requiring them to go to school. Use this guide to find quick answers to a wide variety of practical questions you might have about how the law affects your children.

        • Legal Documents
        • Tax Breaks for Parents
        • Keeping Children Safe
        • Juvenile Crime
      • Campus SafetyCampus Safety

        Campus Safety

        Your campus safety starts with you. This guide was developed to help you prepare for college life and and avoid campus crimes. Take an active role in your safety to ensure that your college experience is a positive one.

        • Crime Prevention
        • Internet Safety
        • Transportation Safety
        • Clery Act
      • QS - Smart RidingQS - Smart Riding

        QS - Smart Riding

        No matter what your experience level is, you'll benefit from the information in this guide. All riders must learn and maintain their knowledge on how to stay safe on the road.

        • Find the right bike for your skill level
        • Learning to ride
        • Personal protective equipment
        • T-CLOCS pre-ride inspection
        • Group riding and much more
      • Damage AssessmentDamage Assessment

        Damage Assessment

        Learn how to systematically assess the damages resulting from a man-made or natural disaster event. This guide will help you provide elected officials and emergency management personnel the necessary information to enact a proclamation of disaster/emergency.

        • Organization
        • Incident reporting
        • Disaster declaration process
      • U.S. CBP - Use of Force Policy Division - FACTSU.S. CBP - Use of Force Policy Division - FACTS

        U.S. CBP - Use of Force Policy Division - FACTS

        The Firearms, Armor and Credentials Tracking System (FACTS) is the system of record for the life-cycle accountability of all firearms, armors, credentials and other law enforcement equipment for U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP). This guide serves as a reference tool for using
        FACTS.

        • Transfer
        • Inventory
        • Reports
        • Role-specific functions
      • Volunteer DeploymentVolunteer Deployment

        Volunteer Deployment

        This guide provides the most important information on preparing for a deployment in response to a disaster or public health emergency.

        • Personal preparation
        • Core competencies/behavior
        • Health and safety
      • Put an End to CyberbullyingPut an End to Cyberbullying

        Put an End to Cyberbullying

        Cyberbullying is the repeated use of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten or intimidate others. It is becoming more and more common as our access to technology increases. This eGuide provides tools to help you identify, stop and prevent cyberbullying. It features information on how to deal with hurtful behavior online or through electronic devices, whether you are a child or teenager, a parent, an educator or a concerned member of the community.

        • Warning Signs
        • Advice for Children and Teenagers
        • Advice for Parents
        • Advice for Educators
        • Advice for the Community
      • Thrift Savings Plan for the Uniformed ServicesThrift Savings Plan for the Uniformed Services

        Thrift Savings Plan for the Uniformed Services

        This eGuide provides Service members with a simplified breakdown of the Thrift Savings Plan to help them understand the different options that are available. This information will ensure that they are receiving all the benefits available to them through this program.

        • Investment options
        • Tax advantages
        • Loans, transfers and withdrawals
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        Women veterans are the fastest growing sector of the VA. Many women vets are unaware of the numerous benefits and services that are available to them and their families. Let us help you reach out to the women veterans in your community.

        • Health care eligibility
        • Outline of primary care services
        • Women's mental health services
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        The VR&E program's primary function is to help veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. This eGuide includes FAQs and definitions for veterans' quick reference.

        • Rehabilitation plan
        • How to apply
        • Online self-help
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        A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is a normal - but stressful - part of military life. This Relocation guide is designed to help Army families have as smooth a transition as possible in their new surroundings.

        • Relocation entitlements
        • Moving overseas
        • Housing
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        This guide answers the 25 questions most frequently asked to the Center for Women Veterans, from available services to employment options.

        • Health services
        • Education benefits
        • How to apply for loans
        • Employment options
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        Learn how to help prevent, prepare for and respond to an incident of targeted violence at your school.

        • How to create safe school climates and buildings
        • How to assess and manage threats of violence
        • What to do during and after an attack
        • Steps to take when recovering from an attack
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        Cyberbullying is the repeated use of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten or intimidate others. It is becoming more and more common as our access to technology increases. This guide provides tools to help you identify, stop and prevent cyberbullying. It features information on how to deal with hurtful behavior online or through electronic devices, whether you are a child or teenager, a parent, an educator or a concerned member of the community.

        • Advice for Children and Teenagers
        • Advice for Parents
        • Advice for Educators
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        An attack on the American food supply could have a devastating impact on public health and the economy. Learn about measures you can take to protect the food supply and your business:

        • Threats to the food supply
        • Preparing a food defense plan
        • Security measures
        • How to report suspected tampering
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        When parents split up, a key concern is always how they will share care of their children. Use this guide to find quick answers to a wide variety of practical questions you might have about how the law (federal, state, and local) affects you and your family in regard to child custody and child support.

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        • How Courts Rule on Custody
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        Good estate planning will save your family members money, spare them confusion, and take away the burden of making wrenching decisions during emotionally difficult times. Use this guide to find quick answers about how the law affects you and your family in regard to your will and estate planning.

        • Basic Will
        • Planning for Children
        • Probate
        • Final Arrangements
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        We think of marriage as a romantic institution, but it's also a legal arrangement—a contract, really, with terms written by the state. Use this guide to find quick answers to a wide variety of practical questions you might have about how the law (federal, state, and local) affects you and your spouse to be when getting married.

        • Marriage Licenses and Certificates
        • How Marriage Affects Your Credit
        • Prenuptial Agreements
        • Visas and Green Cards
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        Police officers must sometimes use force to protect themselves and others. With this guide you can help your officers improve their report writing on Use of Force incidents and reduce the time they spend explaining themselves to lawyers.

        • Writing a comprehensive report
        • Strategies for taking accurate notes
        • Verbal and non-verbal communication
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        Anger is often at the root of underperformance and has a real impact on colleagues, family and friends. Our eGuide addresses many of the root causes that contribute to an anger problem.

        • Different ways of expressing anger
        • PTSD, IPV, alcohol, drugs and anger
        • Self-help tips and treatment methods
        • Getting professional help
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        Using My HealtheVet helps Veterans gain a better understanding of their health status and allows them to monitor and improve their health. Learn to use the My HealtheVet tools to:

        • View VA appointments and check test results.
        • Refill prescriptions online and view prescription history.
        • Speak with your health care team through Secure Messaging.
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        Cut down or completely eliminate alcohol from your life! If you think you may have a drinking problem at any level, use this guide to gain a wealth of information, ideas and suggestions on how to deal with this issue.

        • Facts
        • Assess your drinking
        • How to quit
        • Relapse prevention
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        Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response

        A tsunami, hurricane or terrorist attack can occur at any time. Knowing what to do and who to turn to during mass casualty events (MCE) can reduce confusion, improve patient care and save lives. Topics include:

        • Medical preparedness
        • Surge capacities
        • Surgical and ICU response
        • Radiation injury
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        Don't let post-traumatic stress take over your life. If you're struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic experience, this eGuide will help you to be more resilient to mental stress and give you the information and resources you need to recover.

        • Symptoms of PTSD
        • Coping measures
        • Treatment
        • Important resources
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        VA - My HealtheVet Handbook (Spanish)

        Using My HealtheVet helps Veterans gain a better understanding of their health status and allows them to monitor and improve their health. Learn to use the My HealtheVet tools to:

        • View VA appointments and check test results.
        • Refill prescriptions online and view prescription history.
        • Speak with your health care team through Secure Messaging.
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        Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder. This guides provides an overview on understanding, managing and treating epilepsy.

        • Epilepsy and Seizures
        • Causes
        • Diagnostic Tests
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        An earthquake can strike quickly and with little or no warning. This guide offers emergency plans for protecting yourself and your loved ones before, during and after an earthquake.

        • Earthquake hazards
        • Disaster supply kit
        • Mental effects
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        Rates of CA-MRSA (Community-Associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection have increased rapidly over the past decade in the community. This guide presents information to protect yourself from CA-MRSA:

        • At athletic facilities, pools or spas
        • At school
        • In the military
        • In correctional facilities
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        This guide is based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) lockout/tagout (LOTO) standard 29 CFR 1910.147 for controlling hazardous energy during service or maintenance of machines or equipment.

        • Energy control program requirements
        • LOTO devices and procedures
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        Find quick answers to a wide variety of practical questions you might have about how the law (federal, state, and local) affects you and your family during a divorce.

        • Kinds of Divorce
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        • Estate Planning After Divorce
        • State Divorce Rules
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        The stress and challenges of military life can put extra strain on any relationship. This eGuide provides both partners with strategies and resources that can help strengthen and maintain their marriage.

        • Marital-health checkup
        • Relationship-building activities
        • ABCs of a stronger marriage
        • Marital counseling-type programs
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        Sadly, suicide rates among Marines and veterans are at an all-time high. The information in this eGuide can help prevent the tragic loss of life and the pain caused by these suicides.

        • Suicide facts
        • Prevention
        • Warning signs of suicide
        • Intervention
      • USMC - Leader's Guide for Managing Marines in DistressUSMC - Leader's Guide for Managing Marines in Distress

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        This eGuide will help leaders at all levels take care of personnel who are in distress. Leaders can find help on a variety of problems Marines may face, such as domestic violence, substance abuse and suicidal behavior.

        • Combat stress reactions
        • Substance abuse
        • Deployment concerns
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        Emergency Shelters Operations eGuide

        Every emergency presents unique challenges, but there are some fundamentals in sheltering that will remain the same. This guide will help facilitators structure and operate a successful and smooth shelter program.

        • Key principle of shelter operations
        • Types of shelters
        • Laws governing shelters
        • Serving those with access or functional needs
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        Healthier women have healthier babies. Learn how to prepare your body for a safe and healthier pregnancy before conceiving.

        • Nutrition and exercise basics
        • Management of chronic medical conditions
        • Preconception wellness tips
        • Medication, drugs and alcohol warnings
      • Preseparation Guide (Active Component)Preseparation Guide (Active Component)

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        The goal of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is to make separation or retirement for active-duty Service members a well-planned, organized and thoughtful progression that empowers Service members to make informed career decisions, be competitive in a global workforce and become positive contributors to their communities.

        • The TAP concept and process
        • Education and Training
        • Employment and Career
        • Health and Well-Being
      • VA - My HealtheVet HandbookVA - My HealtheVet Handbook

        VA - My HealtheVet Handbook

        Using My HealtheVet helps Veterans gain a better understanding of their health status and allows them to monitor and improve their health. Learn to use the My HealtheVet tools to:

        • View VA appointments and check test results.
        • Refill prescriptions online and view prescription history.
        • Speak with your health care team through Secure Messaging.
      • ARMY - SHARP ProgramARMY - SHARP Program

        ARMY - SHARP Program

        American Soldiers are a band of brothers and sisters, bound by common values that demand loyalty, integrity and respect for one another. When a sexual assault occurs, it is a direct violation of those values. This guide provides an overview of the Army's SHARP program to prevent sexual harassment and sexual assault.

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        Understanding Reverse Mortgages

        If you are 62 or older, you may be considering a reverse mortgage. This guide can help you understand how reverse mortgages work, the types of reverse mortgages that are available and the costs they entail.

        • Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)
        • Alternative Options
        • Scams
        • Consumer Protections
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        USMC - Risk Management

        As a leader, you are responsible for ensuring that proper procedures are in place for personnel to perform their tasks. Increase mission success with minimal losses by implementing Risk Management and Time-Critical Risk Management.

        • Risk assessment matrix
        • Risk-management levels
        • Team Resource Management (TRM)
        • Time Critical Risk Managment (TCRM)
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        Any coast can be impacted by a tsunami. This guide offers emergency plans for protecting yourself and your loved ones before, during and after a tsunami.

        • Preparedness
        • Alert levels
        • Recovery
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        Mandarin Version of C-TPAT. Customs and Border Protection recognizes that a secure supply chain keeps our country safe. Learn about this voluntary government-business partnership meant to strengthen and improve the overall international supply chain and U.S border security.

        • Vehicle Inspection
        • Hijacking
        • Conveyance Security
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        During a disaster or public health emergency, local MRC units can be activated in order to aid their community. Learn about Activation, Core Competencies, and helpful tips for the MRC volunteer.

        • Health and safety concerns
        • After-action procedures and reports
        • Physical and emotional self-care after the disaster
      • ARMY - Suicide AwarenessARMY - Suicide Awareness

        ARMY - Suicide Awareness

        We all need to understand suicidal behavior and why it occurs. This guide will help to reveal hidden clues to suicide and offer prevention tips. Expand everyone's ability to intervene before it is too late and help to avoid the needless loss of life.

        • Warning signs of depression
        • Specific steps to suicide prevention
        • Support for families, friends and the military unit
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        The consequences of illicit drug use for a Service member are harsher in the military than in the civilian world. Motivate your personnel to make smart decisions with the key information in this eGuide that will educate them about the hazards of drug use.

        • Self-assessment tools and drug awareness quiz
        • Reasons for not using and strategies for prevention
        • Drug testing and consequences of a test failure
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        VA - eBenefits Quick Guide

        eBenefits is an essential way for Veterans, Service members and their families to receive access to and service from VA and DoD. Learn how to sign up for an eBenefits account and how to upgrade to a Premium account, giving you access to more self-service capabilities.

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        This eGuide will help Department of Veterans Affairs employees understand, manage and incorporate emotional well-being into their professional and personal lives.

        • What is workplace wellness?
        • What is emotional well-being?
        • Personal assessment
        • Tips and tools to improve your well-being
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        VA WIN Healthy Lifestyle

        Healthy eating habits and physical activity are vital at every stage of life. It is never too late or too early to adopt a healthier lifestyle. This guide provides useful information about:

        • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
        • Energy needs & food labels
        • Benefits of weight loss
        • Five elements of a fitness program
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        Written for all Service members and their families, this guide covers the phases of deployment, from readiness to reunion. It includes a handy checklist to help you prepare, as well as deployment tips on

        • Financial planning and legal affairs
        • Coping with deployment
        • Parenting during deployment
        • Housing and vehicle matters
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        Oil spills endanger public health, imperil drinking water, devastate natural resources and disrupt the enconomy. This guide provides general information about oil spill response:

        • Characteristics and effects of oil spills
        • Controlling oil spills
        • Shoreline cleanup methods
        • National and Regional Response Teams
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        Regain control of your finances with an understanding of financial and lending institution fees, and knowledge of the Credit CARD Act of 2009. In this guide you will find information on:

        • The Credit CARD Act of 2009
        • Bounced checks and overdraft fees
        • Online and mobile banking
        • Credit card rules and interest rates
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        Through comprehensive care and support, the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) helps WTU Soldiers heal and return to a productive life in the Army or as Veterans.

        • Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) Processes
        • Roles and Responsibilities
        • Timelines and Required Tasks
        • Key Checklists, Worksheets and Resources
      • VA - eBenefits Quick GuideVA - eBenefits Quick Guide

        VA - eBenefits Quick Guide

        eBenefits is an essential way for Veterans, Service members and their families to receive access to and service from VA and DoD. Learn how to sign up for an eBenefits account and how to upgrade to a Premium account, giving you access to more self-service capabilities.

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        Medical Aspects of Radiological Casualties

        A person exposed to a radiological event may require immediate medical attention. This guide provides health care professionals and emergency personnel with information on the medical management of anyone exposed to and/or contaminated with radiological materials.

        • Emergency response
        • Acute radiation syndrome
        • Skin injury and decontamination
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        The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is the keeper of our legacy, protecting our nation's natural resources and heritage. This guide provides an overview of the nine agencies that comprise DOI and describes the different opportunities available to you.

        • Headquarters and Mission Support
        • Hiring Authorities
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        As a leader, you are responsible for ensuring that proper procedures are in place for personnel to perform their tasks free of unnecessary risk. Increase mission success by practicing Composite Risk Management during all activities and training.

        • Risk assessment matrix
        • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
        • Time Critical Risk Managment (TCRM)
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        Whether you are a parent, an educator or a caring member of the community, you can help put an end to bullying. Learn how to coach your children should they ever experience, witness, or take part in bullying situations.

        • Lasting Effects of bullying
        • Bullying Warning signs
        • Tips for Parents
        • Tips for Educators
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        ARMY - Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

        Help Wounded Warriors and their families to navigate and understand the Integrated Disability Evaluation System process - from their arrival at the MTF, to their eventual return to duty or separation.

        • IDES Process Flowchart
        • Medical Evaluation Board
        • Physical Evaluation Board
        • Disability Rating
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        Good budget planning will lead to financial freedom. With this interactive 10-step eGuide, easily make your own unique spending plan you can live with. All the tools you need to keep track of your income, expenses and day-to-day spending are in your hand. Plus: Get great tips for managing credit and debt and how to spend less and save more.

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        Ethics Guide for Federal Government Employees

        This is a "plain English" guide to the ethics laws and regulations that apply to Federal Government employees. Ensure that your staff has a clear understanding of these rules with the specific examples on the application of various ethics laws.

        • Government-wide ethics laws
        • Rules for travel, gifts, and outside activities
        • Rules for contractors
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        This guide will help Service members with dependents to develop a family care plan. It provides tips for a smooth transfer of responsibilities to the caregiver when the member is away for military duties.

        • Who must have a family care plan
        • Selecting and preparing a caregiver
        • Support for developing the plan
        • Legal documentation (POA, wills)
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        Building resilience amongst Service members and their families is a priority for the Department of Defense. This guide will assist leaders in identifying stress problems as early as possible in order to ensure personnel readiness.

        • What leaders need to know about COSC
        • Ongoing assessment
        • Seven ’Cs’ of COSC first aid
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        VA Employee Guide - WIN with a Healthy Lifestyle

        Healthy eating habits and physical activity are vital at every stage of life. It is never too late or too early to adopt a healthier lifestyle. This guide provides useful information about:

        • Dietary Guidelines
        • Energy Needs
        • Benefits of Weight Loss
        • Five Elements of a Fitness Program
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        This is a "plain English" guide to the ethics laws and regulations that apply to Federal Government employees. Ensure that your staff has a clear understanding of these rules with the specific examples on the application of various ethics laws.

        • Government-wide ethics laws
        • Rules for travel, gifts, and outside activities
        • Rules for contractors
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        Selling your home is a major life decision. While it can be exciting, the process can also be bewildering and take time. This guide provides information and resources to help you:

        • Choose a real estate professional
        • Understand the sale and closing process
        • Understand foreclosure and spot rescue scams
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        In recognition of their sacrifices, deceased Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces are provided with a dignified military funeral known as Military Funeral Honors (MFH).

        • Eligibility requirements for MFH
        • Overview of the process to request MFH
        • Different MFH customs
        • Resources for family members and funeral directors
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        Help your family prepare for disasters. This eGuide covers disaster information in order to help Navy families prepare for potential hazards that might occur during a disaster.

        • Disaster planning and recovery
        • Before, during and after actions
        • Helps prepare homes, businesses, and shelters
        • Important resources and contacts
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        Long work hours, travel across time zones, and nonstandard work schedules all contribute to fatigue. This guide will give you tips to handle fatigue, which will help your personnel to be more productive while reducing potential accidents.

        • The nature of fatigue
        • Four major contributors to fatigue
        • Fatigue countermeasures
        • Resources
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        VA - Voluntary Service

        Honor America's Veterans by becoming a VA Voluntary Service volunteer. Learn how you can assist VA staff improve the health of our Nations' brave men and women.

        • Types of volunteers and opportunities
        • Volunteer requirements
        • Benefits of volunteering
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        Psychological First Aid

        This eGuide will assist disaster response workers to provide early intervention to affected children and adults as part of an organized disaster response effort. This will help victims be equipped to mitigate the psychological effects of a disaster.

        • Preparation, contact and engagement
        • Information-gathering techniques
        • Safety and comfort
        • Information on coping
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        Medical Management of Radiological Casualties

        A radiological event poses a great danger to all. This eGuide helps personnel deal with the medical management of radiologically contaminated casualties within the first 72 hours of an emergency.

        • Emergency response
        • Acute radiation syndrome
        • Skin injury and decontamination
        • Psychological support
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        Coping with deployment and reintegration can be challenging without the local support of an active-duty installation. Use the resources in this guide to access national services that can help ease the transition.

        • Family & child care support
        • Legal & financial support
        • Employment assistance
        • Health care and education benefits
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        Focus on life-long resiliency components that instill the tools necessary to handle high-level stress, identify potential problems, and develop techniques to prosper during times of great stress.

        • Bolstering strengths
        • Family resiliency
        • Assessment/leadership
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        This guide was developed to help those who work in and around permit-required confined spaces better understand the policies and requirements established by OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.146. Within, you will find:

        • A decision flow chart
        • General requirements of a confined space
        • 10 elements of a confined space
        • Atmospheric testing guidance
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        Do you have what it takes to be one of the best? Participation in Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) provides national recognition for worksites demonstrating outstanding commitment to worker safety and health.

        • Understand the requirements of VPP
        • VPP performance-based safety programs
        • Prepare the VPP application
        • Sustaining your VPP status
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        The fatal injury rate for the warehouse industry is higher than average. Familiarize yourself with OSHA guidelines and standards, and what you can do to maintain a safer work environment.

        • Injury Prevention
        • Employer Responsibilities
        • Lifting and Handling
        • Potential Workplace Hazards
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        Transitioning to civilian life can be hard, but coming home with a medical issue is even harder. Learn how help Sailors deal with any medical issues they may have and make the transition process a easier on them and their family.

        • MEDHOLD program
        • Line of Duty program
        • Health care coverage
        • Disability Evaluation System
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        Patient self-management consists of taking care of the things you know but seeking expert help from doctors when needed. This guide provides tools to help you cope with chronic illness or with the challenges of caregiving:

        • Emotional and physical effects of chronic illness
        • Coping strategies
        • Developing an action plan
        • Dealing with change
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        Having spiritual resilience can help Service Members get through the toughest of situations. The tools and information in this handy pocket guide can help them withstand and recover from these difficult experiences.

        • Assess your spirituality
        • Spiritual skill set
        • Thriving through rough times
        • Skill-building exercises
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        Physical activity can and should be performed throughout our daily lives. This WIN Fitness eGuide teaches you how exercise can be done at work, leading you to a better and more productive life.

        • Physical activity guidelines
        • Muscle strengthening and flexibility tips
        • Proper posture
        • 15 exercises you can do at work
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        Learn to recover from the stressful situations you face and to cope with stress on a daily basis. This eGuide provides the tools emergency personnel and Service members need to stay healthy and ready for action.

        • What is Stress?
        • Stress Sources
        • Stress Survival Skills
        • Stress Control for Life
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        VA - Healthy Caregiving

        Being a caregiver may be one of the most important roles you will ever fill. Whether you are a professional, or caring for a loved one at home, resources and information are available to ensure both the caregiver and receiver are living the best lives possible.

        • Daily life
        • Living arrangements
        • Government assistance
        • Legal documents
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        Help your family prepare for disasters. This eGuide is an all-hazards overview of disaster information to help you prepare, plan, and respond to natural disasters, hazardous materials and terrorism.

        • Disaster planning and recovery
        • Before, during and after actions
        • Helps prepare homes, businesses, and shelters
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        When disaster strikes, taking care of your family is your number one priority. Learn how to provide for your family's (including children, those with access and functional needs, and pets) most basic needs.

        • Emergency supply kits and plans for various situations and persons
        • Shelter in place
        • Utilities shutoff
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        Understanding and Controlling Anxiety

        Not all anxiety is bad. When it is controlled and contained, anxiety can help military personnel hone their skills and do their very best work.

        • Positive aspects of anxiety
        • Managing anxiety during operations
        • Understanding anxiety disorders
        • Overcoming anxiety
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        Customs and Border Patrol officers/agents must sometimes use force to protect themselves and others. This guide will help them improve their report writing and reduce the time they spend explaining themselves to lawyers.

        • Writing a comprehensive Use of Force report
        • Strategies for taking accurate notes
        • Common control and resistance techniques
      • USDA - Building Occupant Emergency GuideUSDA - Building Occupant Emergency Guide

        USDA - Building Occupant Emergency Guide

        The Building Occupant Emergency Guide provides quick reference in emergency situations. This guide addresses some of the most common emergencies that employees in the USDA Headquarters Complex may face on any given day.

        • Communication Systems
        • Assembly Areas and Emergency Exits
        • Shelter-in-Place
        • Emergency Contacts
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        Transition Guide (Reserve Component)

        The Transition Guide: Reserve Component is developed to aid Reserve Component (RC) members through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) process. The guide has chapters on each of the following:

        • The TAP concept and process
        • Education and Training
        • Financial Security
        • 17 stretching exercises
        • Health and Well-Being
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        Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

        Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal, and causes an overall decrease in morale. Learn how you can create a workplace free of harassment and comfortable for all employees.

        • What is sexual harassment?
        • Harassing behavior
        • Responding to harassment claims
        • How to file a complaint
      • VA - Voluntary ServiceVA - Voluntary Service

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        Honor America's Veterans by becoming a VA Voluntary Service volunteer. Learn how you can help VA staff improve the health of our Nations' brave men and women.

        • Types of volunteers and opportunities
        • Volunteer requirements
        • Benefits of volunteering
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        If you are grieving the loss of a loved one in the Armed Forces, TAPS is here to help you. This eGuide offers you the emotional support you need and deserve as part of the caring TAPS family.

        • TAPS programs
        • Understanding grief and trauma
        • Coping strategies
        • Letters from TAPS survivors
      • VA - Benefits for Vets and DependentsVA - Benefits for Vets and Dependents

        VA - Benefits for Vets and Dependents

        Federal benefits and first class health care services are available for veterans, their dependents and survivors. Use this eGuide to understand all the benefits you may be eligible to receive.

        • Health care benefits and services
        • Education and training benefits
        • Housing benefits
        • Life insurance
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        TAPS - Benefits and Finance Guide

        This guide is meant to help military survivors take a deep breath and think through their financial options amidst the chaos and confusion following their loved one's death.

        • Emotions and Money
        • About Benefits
        • Budgeting
        • Money Terms
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        Keeping Kids Safe

        As a parent, you want to protect your children from every danger. This eGuide contains tips that can help you keep your children safe in a variety of situations – when you can be there to watch out for them, and especially when you can't.

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        Active Shooter Response

        Active shooting situations happen without warning, which is why it's important to always be prepared. This eGuide teaches you how to think and react quickly to protect yourself and others in such a dangerous situation.

        • Learn how to respond to an active shooter
        • Prepare for active shooter situations
        • Recognize potential workplace violence
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        Emergency Preparedness for People with Functional Needs

        While each person's abilities and needs are unique, everyone can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. This eGuide outlines measures people with functional needs and their families, friends and caregivers can take to prepare.

        • Know the basics
        • Emergency kit essentials
        • Self-assessment and personal support network
        • Tips for First Responders
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        Preseparation Guide (Active Component)

        The Preseparation Guide: Active Component is developed to aid active-duty Service members through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) process. The guide has chapters on each of the following:

        • The TAP concept and process
        • Education and Training
        • Employment and Career
        • Financial Security
        • Health and Well-Being
      • Equal Employment OpportunityEqual Employment Opportunity

        Equal Employment Opportunity

        Equal Opportunity is the principle that all people have the right to work and advance based on merit and ability. This guide is for employees and employers wanting to promote an equal and fair opportunity workplace.

        • Your Rights as an Employee
        • What is Discrimination?
        • What is harassment?
        • What is Reasonable Accommodation?
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        Tornado Preparedness

        This guide offers emergency plans for protecting yourself and your loved ones before, during and after a tornado.

        • Creating a family emergency plan and emergency supply kit
        • Talking to kids
        • Protecting your home
        • Common safety hazards and prevention
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        Pregnancy and Preparing for Parenthood for Service Members

        Pregnancy and parenthood can be compatible with a successful career. This guide is a complete and easy-to-use resource on how to prepare for pregnancy and parenthood, written specifically for uniform personnel and commanders.

        • Assignment/operational deferment
        • Family Care Plan Checklist
        • Summary of official guidelines for commanders
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        Dating & Domestic Violence: Prevention and Recovery

        This guide offers a wide range of information regarding domestic and sexual violence, such as definitions of familiar terms, statistics and avenues of help. Within this guide you will find:

        • A quiz to help you determine the health of your relationship
        • The psychological consequences of being a victim
        • Common warning signs
        • Prevention techniques
        • Information on technology and abuse
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        Building resiliency amongst disaster relief personnel and their families is a priority for the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. This important tool will assist leaders in identifying stress problems as early as possible in order to take appropriate action to restore personnel to full readiness.

        • What leaders need to know about OSFA
        • Leadership Responsibilities for Ongoing Assessment
        • Understanding reactions versus injuries
        • Seven "Cs" of Operational Stress
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        Customs and Border Protection recognizes that a secure supply chain keeps our country safe. Learn about this voluntary government-business partnership meant to strengthen and improve the overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.

        • Vehicle Inspection
        • Hijacking
        • Conveyance Security
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        Preventing workplace violence is everyone's responsibility. Each year, 1.7 million American workers are directly affected by assaults and violent acts. Workplace violence should never be a consequence of the need to make a living.

        • Four types of workplace violence
        • Awareness and warning signs
        • How to react/respond to a violent situation
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        NAVY - Deployment Guide

        Deployment can be a positive experience if it is well planned and managed. This guide covers all phases of the deployment experience, and provides reliable information for you and your family to facilitate the deployment cycle.

        • Organizing your finances
        • Keeping in touch
        • Updating your legal documents
        • Family readiness plan
      • MARINES - Deployment MARINES - Deployment

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        This eGuide covers all phases of the deployment experience. Resources and programs for you and your family are all conveniently organized in this one tool.

        • Preparing yourself and your family for deployment
        • Organize finances and legal issues
        • Pitfalls to avoid
        • Readiness checklist and available resources
      • Public Health PreparednessPublic Health Preparedness

        Public Health Preparedness

        Know what to do in a public health emergency. This eGuide outlines the government's plan for protecting the health of all Americans during an emergency, as well as the key functions of all Federal and government public agencies.

        • Federal programs and processes
        • Important public health threats
        • Community-based mass prophylaxis
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        This guide covers key information on all phases of the deployment experience. It ensures that Service members and their families are mission-ready throughout the deployment cycle.

        • Deployment for families and single members
        • Financial preparation
        • Emotional cycle of deployment
        • Family support hotlines and resources
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        AIR FORCE - Exceptional Family Member Program

        The issue of family members with special needs is important to the Air Force. This guide helps Airmen who have family members with special needs understand the resources available to them and leads them through the enrollment process.

        • Valuable information on EFMP and SNIAC
        • Health care
        • The enrollment process
        • Special education services
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        VA WVHC - Preconception Care

        Healthier women have healthier babies. Learn how to prepare your body for a safe and healthier pregnancy before conceiving.

        • Nutrition and exercise basics
        • Management of chronic medical conditions
        • Preconception wellness tips
        • Medication, drugs and alcohol warnings
      • VA WIN - Fitness and Exercise at your DeskVA WIN - Fitness and Exercise at your Desk

        VA WIN - Fitness and Exercise at your Desk

        Since physical activity does not need to be structured, it can and should be performed throughout our daily lives. And, yes, this includes while we are at work!

        • Physical activity guidelines
        • Muscle strengthening and flexibility tips
        • Proper posture
        • 15 exercises you can do at work
      • TAPS - Benefits and FinanceTAPS - Benefits and Finance

        TAPS - Benefits and Finance

        This guide is meant to help military survivors take a deep breath and think through their financial options amidst the chaos and confusion following their loved one's death.

        • Emotions and Money
        • About Benefits
        • Budgeting
        • Money Terms
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        Bullying Prevention: A Guide for Parents and Leaders

        This guide provides information on how to coach your children if they have experienced, witnessed or taken part in bullying. Whether you are a parent, an educator or a caring member of the community, you can help put an end to bullying.

        • Effects of bullying
        • Types of bullying
        • Warning signs
        • Parents
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        MRC - Activation & Local Emergency Operations

        This guide is for MRC members who are activated and deployed locally in response to a disaster or a public health emergency.

        • Packing lists
        • Health and safety concerns
        • After-action procedures and reports
        • Physical and emotional self-care after the disaster
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        MRC Deployment

        Written for Medical Reserve Corps members, this eGuide provides the most important information on preparing for a federal deployment in response to a disaster or public health emergency.

        • Personal preparation
        • Legal protections
        • National initiatives
        • After-action reports
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        FAQ for Severely Injured Service Members

        Help military families understand the issues, procedures and challenges they face when a loved one is injured in service of their country. Your team can help ease their concerns by giving them important information and resources in a timely manner.

        • Notification
        • Compensation
        • VA benefits
        • Resources
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        Afghanistan Cultural Field Guide

        Prepare for the cultural differences you will encounter in Afghanistan. This eGuide will enhance your comfort and confidence interacting with the Afghan people while on deployment.

        • Common phrases and pronunciations
        • Common gestures with illustrations
        • Government structure
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        Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in Distress

        This eGuide will help leaders at all levels take care of personnel who are in distress. Leaders can find help on a variety of problems Service members may face, such as domestic violence, substance abuse and suicidal behavior.

        • Combat stress reactions
        • Substance abuse
        • Deployment concerns
        • Post-deployment issues
      • Anti-TerrorismAnti-Terrorism

        Anti-Terrorism

        Learn how to prevent and respond to terrorism and violent crimes with this eGuide. Get the facts on pre-incident indicators, explosive devices, suspicious packages, and much more.

        • Pre-incident indicators
        • Investigative techniques
        • Suicide bombers
        • Suspicious packages
        • Terrorist screening codes
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        Spanish For Patrol Officers

        Don't let language be a barrier to doing your job! This quick-reference guide provides law enforcement officers with the Spanish translation and pronunciation of hundreds of questions and phrases they use daily.

        • Interview questions
        • Drug/alcohol use
        • Arrest and control
        • Greeting and expressions
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        Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Resource Guide

        Coping with deployment and reintegration can be challenging without the local support of an active-duty installation. Use the resources in this guide to access national services that can help ease the transition.

        • Family & child care support
        • Legal & financial support
        • Employment assistance
        • Health care and education benefits
      • VA for VETS: Your Gateway to VA CareersVA for VETS: Your Gateway to VA Careers

        VA for VETS: Your Gateway to VA Careers

        From dynamic job searches and military skills translation to professional development and deployment life cycle support - there is something for every Veteran at VA for Vets.

        • What is VA for Vets?
        • Why join VA?
        • Stay VA
        • Why hire a Veteran?
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        Assuming the responsibility of a lay leader is a privilege. Learn about the essential role you play in the community life of your shipmates as a faithful and devout Service member.

        • Role of a lay leader
        • Relationship to command
        • Qualifications and responsibilities
        • Conducting religious services
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        Guide to the Clery Act

        Figuring out how to comply with the Clery Act can be difficult. This guide is meant as a handy reference for all designated Campus Security Authorities to aid in compliance with every aspect of the Clery Act. Easily find answers to the questions you will have as a CSA:

        • What are the Clery Act crimes?
        • What is Clery Act geography?
        • How do I report a Clery Act crime?
        • Who do I notify in the case of a missing dorm student?
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        Drug Awareness

        Increase your awareness of the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of legal drugs and other substances. Knowledge is power: This guide contains up-to-date information on the major illegal drugs, and can help you make better informed choices.

        • Stages of drug use
        • Consequences and prevention
        • Treatment and resources
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        U.S. ARMY COMBAT READINESS CENTER - Family Engagement Kit Handbook

        On the home front, a Soldier's "battle buddy" is often his or her family. Help support your Soldiers while deployed and keep them safe at home.

        • Privately Owned Vehicle Safety
        • Off-Duty Safety
        • Other Family Concerns
        • Family Safety Deployment Contracts
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        Sadly, suicide rates among Service members and veterans are at an all-time high. The information in this eGuide can help prevent the tragic loss of life and the pain caused by these suicides.

        • Suicide facts
        • Prevention
        • Warning signs of suicide
        • Intervention
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        VA - Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

        Let us help you reduce the number of questions about the Post 9/11 Program. This eGuide will make sure that veterans are fully equipped to make an educated decision on which benefit is right for them and their families.

        • Transferability to family members
        • Eligibility and how to enroll
        • Yellow Ribbon Program
        • Which benefit is right for me?
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        Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

        Don't let post-traumatic stress take over your life. If you're struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic experience, this eGuide will help you to be more resilient to mental stress and give you the information and resources you need to recover.

        • Symptoms of PTSD
        • Coping measures
        • Treatment
        • Important resources
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        Military Sexual Trauma

        Victims of sexual assault need to understand that they are not alone. They also need to know the resources and options that are available. You can help walk these victims through the steps to surviving with the important information found in this eGuide.

        • Reporting options
        • Recovery tips
        • Common reactions
        • Helpful resources
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        Marital Strategies

        The stress and challenges of military life can put extra strain on any relationship. This eGuide provides both partners in a committed relationship with strategies and resources that can help strengthen and maintain their marriage.

        • Marital-health checkup
        • Relationship-building activities
        • ABCs of a stronger marriage
        • Marital counseling-type programs
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        Incident Command System (ICS)

        Designed on the basis of "best practices," the ICS is a standard framework that allows all Emergency Responders to properly handle everything from planning and preparation to defining organizational functions, to transferring command and report writing.

        • Completely NIMS-compliant
        • Five steps to transfer of command
        • ICS organizational chart
        • Full official ICS checklists
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        VA - Healthy Caregiving

        Being a Caregiver may be one of the most important roles you will ever fill. Whether you are a professional, or caring for a loved one at home, resources and information are available to ensure both the caregiver and receiver are living the best lives possible.

        • Daily life
        • Living arrangements
        • Government assistance
        • Legal documents
      • VA - Survivor Benefits and ServicesVA - Survivor Benefits and Services

        VA - Survivor Benefits and Services

        This QuickSeries guide offers survivors of deceased Service members and Veterans a starting point to the many services and benefits available to them, including: Burial and honor services, counseling, allowances and reimbursements, financial, SBP/DIC, death pension, life insurance, home loan, education, health, and more.

        • VA Cemeteries
        • Financial Benefits
        • Health & Other Benefits
      • VA - CHAMPVA (Spanish)VA - CHAMPVA (Spanish)

        VA - CHAMPVA (Spanish)

        The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is here to help beneficiaries in need. This Spanish Language guide helps dependents of veterans to understand how to claim the health care coverage they're entitled to.

        • Covered vs. non-covered benefits and services
        • Claims and appeals
        • Forms and info
        • Preventing fraud
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        Improve your Flexibility

        Flexibility is one of the key components to being totally fit. In order to have good functional fitness, excel in sports activities, and stay mobile, you need a workout plan that includes regular strength and flexibility training.

        • Benefits of flexibility
        • Flexibility assessment test
        • Stretching techniques
        • Building a stretching routine
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        Home Maintenance

        Protect your family's most important investment and prevent high-cost repairs. Homeowners are reminded of the importance of proper maintenance with a month-by-month, color-coded schedule for those easy-to-forget yet important tasks.

        • Heating and ventilation
        • Plumbing and electricity
        • Interior and Exterior
      • VA - Alternatives to ForeclosureVA - Alternatives to Foreclosure

        VA - Alternatives to Foreclosure

        Foreclosure on your home can be avoided. This guide provides valuable tips and important information about:

        • How VA can assist you
        • Alternate options to foreclosure
        • Helpful programs and resources
        • The foreclosure process and its effects
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        Military Kids

        We can help you improve family readiness by highlighting the positive aspects of military life, including independence, flexibility and diversity. This eGuide offers key parenting tips to get kids through the challenges of deployment and relocation.

        • Tips for talking to your kids
        • Support tips for teens
        • Finding new schools and services
        • Kids and stress.
        • Information on Childhood Traumatic Grief
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        Air Force Deployment

        Effective planning for deployment helps strengthen family bonds and counters the emotional effects of extended separation. Use this eGuide as a means to ensure you and your family are mission-ready throughout the deployment cycle.

        • Financial and legal document preparation
        • Housing and vehicle concerns
        • Hotlines and family support numbers
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        Managing Workplace Stress and Conflict

        Workplace stress and conflict can have a negative impact on any company. Employers to employees must learn how to manage their work-related stress and conflicts so that they can perform at their best.

        • Common causes of workplace stress and conflict
        • Tips for controlling your emotions
        • Helpful exercises to control the effects of stress and conflict
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        DoD - Smart Riding

        This guide provides all Service members with practical information on becoming smart riders. It will help to create awareness about the dangers involved in riding, which can increase Service members' chances of avoiding injury or death.

        • Key Statistics on motorcycle injuries
        • Why you need training
        • "Defensive riding" essential skills
        • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
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        Understanding Veterans' Preference

        In recognition of the sacrifices made by those serving in the Armed Forces, Veterans are given preference over non-Veterans when being hired for Federal jobs.

        • Types of Veterans' preference
        • How to claim preference
        • Different rating systems
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        Injury Management

        Participating in any physically demanding training program is always associated with a few risks. Learn the basics of injury management and prevention to reduce your chances of getting hurt.

        • Common injury symptoms
        • Initial first aid treatment
        • Gear and equipment guidelines
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        USDA FOREST SERVICE - New Employee Safety Guide

        This guide provides an overview of health and safety topics that should be part of your toolbox to work safely - wherever your work assignments take you.

        • Health and Safety Programs
        • Reports and Communications
        • Personal Safety
        • Technical and Environmental Hazards
        • Training
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        Mass Casualty Event Preparedness and Response

        A tsunami, hurricane, or terrorist attack can occur at any time. Knowing what to do and who to turn to during mass casualty events (MCE) can reduce confusion, improve patient care, and save lives. Topics include:

        • Medical preparedness
        • Surge Capacities
        • Surgical and ICU Response
        • Radiation Injury
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        VA - Help for Homeless Veterans

        If you're a homeless Veteran, VA is here to help you. Homeless Veterans and their families can take advantage of the many programs and benefits available through VA, so they can live as independently as possible.

        • Housing assistance
        • Health care benefits
        • Income assistance and job search programs
        • State program coordinators listing
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        Men's Health

        Men face a variety of health issues that are male-specific. This guide educates men on these issues, and provides insight into symptoms, treatment, and screening to ensure optimal health.

        • Keeping your sexual health in peak condition
        • Common prostate, heart and reproductive health problems
        • Disease screening schedule by age group
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        Operations Security (OPSEC) for Service Members and Families

        Essential reading for all members of the military family, Operations Security (OPSEC) is a set of measures designed to guard the safety of our soldiers and the secrecy of our missions from potential threats or adversaries.

        • OPSEC at home
        • Internet security
        • Identity theft
        • The 5 Steps of the OPSEC process
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        Crime Prevention Checklist - Don't Be a Victim!

        Don't be a victim. This guide promotes personal and home safety by providing readers with valuable tips on how to protect themselves, their family and their property from violent crime and/or theft.

        • Home security tips
        • Staying safe when traveling
        • Keeping your child safe
        • Avoiding fraud and scams
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        Smart Driving for Service Members

        This guide is designed to give new and experienced drivers important tips to keep their cars out of the junkyard and their bodies out of the hospital.

        • Causes of POV fatalities
        • Difficult driving conditions
        • Defensive driving techniques
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        C-TPAT Spanish Supply Chain Security Training Guide

        Customs and Border Protection recognizes that a secure supply chain keeps our country safe. Learn about this voluntary government-business partnership meant to strengthen and improve the overall international supply chain and U.S border security. Spanish Version.

        • Vehicle Inspection
        • Hijacking
        • Conveyance Security
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        VA - Patient Care

        Volunteers are an invaluable resource for the Nation's Veterans. This guide provides simple steps and instructions designed to teach volunteers the skills they'll need to help with basic patient care.

        • Volunteer Checklist
        • Patient Privacy
        • Patient identification and care procedures
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        Emergency Shelters Operations Guide

        Every emergency presents unique challenges, but there are some fundamentals in sheltering that will remain the same. This guide will help facilitators structure and operate a successful and smooth shelter program.

        • Key principle of shelter operations
        • Types of shelters
        • Laws governing shelters
        • Serving those with access or functional needs
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        Military & Veteran Culture

        Many Veterans feel that civilians don't understand them or their experiences in the military. This guide is designed to help anyone who works with the military and veterans understand what service members go through, from enlisting to separation.

        • Becoming culturally competent
        • Military Terms
        • Tips for being Military-friendly
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        WEST VIRGINIA - Interoperable Radio Project

        The West Virginia Interoperability Radio Project (IRP) is a collaborative effort by State, county and municipal safety entities to establish and maintain a statewide interoperable radio network.

        • Approved radios for the West Virginia IRP
        • How a trunked radio system works
        • NPSTC and VTAC channels
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        VA - Lean Toolkit Quick Reference: 5S

        Lean is a methodology to remove waste from a system or process. Learning how to properly apply Lean 5S is a very valuable tool that can help tame the chaos of the hospital environment.

        • The 5S Pillars
        • 5S Metrics for Baseline Measurement
        • Time Studies and Transformation
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        Dealing with Worry

        Worrying might be a normal reaction in certain situations, but excessive worrying can lead to stress and anxiety. Learn how to control your worries before they control you.

        • Types of worry
        • Assessing your worry
        • Self-care strategies
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        Social Security Benefits for Wounded Warriors provides basic information on the two main Social Security programs for disabled Service members and Veterans.

        • Social Security Disability Insurance
        • Supplemental Security Income
        • requirements for application
        • who is eligible
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        USAF - Equal Opportunity

        The Air Force wants to protect you from unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment. Learn about its Zero Tolerance policy and what steps are taken to ensure the safety and mutual respect of all Wingmen.

        • Unlawful discrimination and harassment defined
        • Understand the EO complaint process
        • Frequently asked question
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        The Installation Management Campaign plan was rolled out on March 29th 2011. This guide is designed for the entire Army community with the goal of helping soldiers and their families fully understand the mission and priorities of "The Army's Home".

        • Mission, vision, values
        • Commanders intent
        • 6 lines of effort
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        Identifying and Managing Gangs in an Adult Correctional Facility

        With an influx of gang members in prison facilities throughout the country, corrections officers must learn how to correctly identify and deal with these inmates.

        • Understanding prison gang culture
        • Deterring prison gang activity
        • Establishing a special gang management facility
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        HAZMAT for Health Care

        In a healthcare environment, hazmat contamination can cause significant injury and/or death if responded to improperly. This guide will teach you how to respond and which authorities to notify.

        • How to identify Hazmats
        • Risks associated with different Hazmats
        • Learn how to conduct directed self-decontamination
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        USCG - Operational Stress Control (OSC)

        Building resiliency amongst service members and their families is a priority for the Coast Guard. This important tool will assist leaders in identifying stress problems as early as possible in order to take appropriate action to restore shipmates to full readiness.

        • What leaders need to know about OSC
        • Five core leadership functions for OSC
        • Understanding reactions versus injuries
        • Six "Cs" of Operational Stress
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        VA - Recruitment and Selection Best Practices

        The Department of Veteran Affairs is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Managers and supervisors should use this guide to ensure that there are no barriers to EEO in the recruitment and selection process.

        • Summary of EEO Laws
        • List of the Merit System Principles
        • Inclusive outreach and inclusive strategies
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        Customs and Border Protection recognizes that a secure supply chain keeps our country safe. Learn about this voluntary government-business partnership meant to strengthen and improve the overall international supply chain and U.S border security.

        • Vehicle Inspection
        • Hijacking
        • Conveyance Security
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        The military team succeeds only when all members are accepted as equals. Discrimination has no place in the Coast Guard. This guide will help you to get this important message out in a concise and effective way.

        • Racism, sexism and prejudice
        • Dealing with discrimination
        • Confronting sexual harassment
        • Cultural awareness
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        FireFit is an easy-to-follow fitness program specifically designed for wildland firefighters and fire support personnel. This guide provides specific tools to develop each component of the FireFit program.

        • Aspects of Fitness
        • Muscle Strength and Power
        • Job-Specific Fitness
        • Injury Prevention and Mitigation
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        Get the information you need about the Army Training Requirements and Resources System. From scheduling classes to inputting statistics, this program optimizes the soldier training process for leaders.

        • Course information and class schedule
        • Quota management
        • Input to training statistics data
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        As is a leader, you are responsible for ensuring that proper procedures are in place for personnel to perform their tasks free of unnecessary risk. Increase mission success with minimal losses by practicing Composite Risk Management during all activities and training.

        • Risk assessment matrix
        • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
        • Time Critical Risk Managment (TCRM)
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        Ease your mind with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Learn how this Act relieves active-duty military members of certain civil obligations so that they can remain focused on their deployments.

        • Rights and benefits
        • Contract protection (mortgages, leases, etc.)
        • Frequently asked questions
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        The USDA strives to be a model organization of tolerance in which every employee is respected, trusted and valued. This guide informs USDA employees on their rights and protections within the department.

        • Protected classes from discrimination
        • Workplace bullying and sexual harassment
        • How to file a discrimination complaint
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        Preventing workplace violence is everyone's responsibility. Each year, 1.7 million American workers are directly affected by assaults and violent acts. Workplace violence should never be a consequence of the need to make a living.

        • Four types of workplace violence
        • Awareness and detecting warning signs
        • How to react/respond to a violent situation
        • Keeping employees safe and secure.
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        Daily stress, shift work, and other distractions can make it difficult for Service Members to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. Learn about the benefits of a good night's sleep, and avoid associated health and safety issues.

        • Health risks
        • Stages of sleep
        • Sleep hygiene
        • Tips for shift workers
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        Many forms need to be filed/processed/linked for a successful transition from active duty. The many checklists and the timeline in this Navy Preseparation guide will help Sailors make critical decisions for their future.

        • Transition planning
        • Benefit program eligibility
        • Career changes
        • Reserve affiliations
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        Learn how to prevent and respond to terrorism and violent crimes with this handy guide. Get the facts on pre-incident indicators, explosive devices, suspicious packages, and much more.

        • Pre-incident indicators
        • Investigative techniques
        • Suicide bombers and suspicious packages
        • Terrorist screening codes
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        USMC - Range Managers Toolkit

        Create a safe and realistic training environment for Soldiers and Marines by implementing the Range Managers Toolkit into range operations and military training.

        • RMTK tools and features
        • Required operating environment
        • RMTK training information
        • Safety requirements
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        Health care providers must be prepared to care for people who have been hurt in a multitude of scenarios - including radiation events. Learn about the proper medical management of patients who fall into this category.

        • Initial medical response
        • Acute radiation syndrome
        • Decontamination techniques
        • Delayed effects of radiation
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        USAF CoRC - Freedom from Alcohol

        Cut down or completely eliminate alcohol from your life! If you think you may have a drinking problem at any level, use this guide to gain a wealth of information, ideas and suggestions on how to deal with this issue.

        • Facts
        • Assess your drinking
        • How to quit
        • Relapse prevention
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        The consequences of illicit drug use for a Service member are harsher in the military than in the civilian world. Motivate your personnel to make smart decisions with the key information in this guide that will educate them about the hazards of drug use.

        • Self-assessment tools and drug awareness quiz
        • Reasons for not using and strategies for prevention
        • Drug testing and consequences of a test failure
        • Resources for drug awareness
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        Individuals who self-administer anabolic steroids may be facing serious health and legal issues. Learn about the pros and cons of long-term usage of anabolic steroids, as well as your healthier options.

        • Common compounds
        • Health risks
        • Prevention
        • Legal issues
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        Communicating with children is about much more than just saying no. By applying the key communication strategies found in our "Keeping Youth Drug Free" guide, parents can positively impact their children's decisions regarding drug use.

        • Being a positive role model
        • Making clear rules
        • Drug facts
        • Resources
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        There are many ways in which our water systems can become contaminated, and responding to contamination threats and incidents requires careful planning and preparation.

        • Security planning
        • Contamination threat management
        • Analysis
        • Public health response
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        Based on the National Guard's Flash Forward program, this guide focuses on lifelong resiliency components that help any Service member identify potential problems and handle high-level stress.

        • Coping with stress
        • Assessing a Service member with stress
        • Recommending intervention
        • Understanding spiritual resiliency
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        This guide will help governmental agencies and businesses build their very own COOP plan in order to minimize the effects of a disaster or disruptive event.

        • What is COOP and why do we need to plan for it?
        • Understanding FEMA's 4 Phases of Planning
        • Roles and responsibilities of supporting area agencies
        • Maintaining and testing your COOP plan.
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        This is a "plain English" guide to the ethics laws and regulations that apply to Federal Emergency Management Agency employees. Ensure that your staff has a clear understanding of these rules with the specific examples on the application of various ethics laws.

        • Ethics prohibitions
        • Travel for the Department
        • Gifts: When to accept and refuse them
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        Types of mishaps run the gamut of trailering operations. This guide teaches drivers and spotters how to keep these sometimes fatal mishaps from happening.

        • General safety tips
        • Pre- and post-mission checklist
        • Glossary of terms.
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        If you are a VA-rated veteran with a service-connected disability and are living or traveling abroad, make sure you are getting the benefits you deserve! Read this guide to get all the details on this useful program.

        • FMP health benefits coverage
        • Selecting a health care provider
        • Claims and Appeals
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        Get ready for flu season! Spanish-speaking patients can learn all about seasonal flu and the dangers of pandemic flu. Based on the latest available CDC guidance, this guide includes special information on the novel H1N1 virus.

        • Flu symptoms and emergencies
        • Prevention and flu shots
        • Precautions for special populations
        • What to expect during a pandemic and how to prepare
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        Choosing the right school for your post-secondary education requires the same amount of consideration as when making any large investment. Do your homework - not every post-secondary institution is what it appears to be!

        • Frequently asked questions
        • Unaccredited institutions
        • Scams
        • Resources
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        Control your weight safely and effectively. This Spanish-language guide offers practical suggestions and lifestyle strategies to effectively maintain and lose weight. Manage your cravings, survive restaurants, stay motivated and be healthy.

        • Understand your eating habits
        • Manage your cravings
        • Keeping the weight off
        • BMI Chart
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        Diabetes causes many serious health problems, and is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Provide your Spanish-speaking patients with critical information regarding the potential consequences of this disease, as well as their treatment options.

        • Health problems
        • Diabetes types
        • Exercise and nutrition
        • Lifestyle guidelines
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        Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This guide gives teens the valuable resources and information they need to understand that suicide is not an option and to learn how to live their best life.

        • Teen suicide facts
        • Suicide risk factors
        • Teen Problem Checklist
        • Getting professional help
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        An estimated 15% of American children are considered obese. Learn what you can do as a parent or educator to help curb this dangerous epidemic.

        • Understanding childhood obesity
        • Healthy eating guidelines
        • Getting kids physically active
        • Healthy family meal ideas.
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        Active shooting situations happen without warning - that's why it's important to always be prepared. This guide teaches you how to think and react quickly to protect yourself and others in such a dangerous situation.

        • Learn how to respond to an active shooter
        • Prepare for active shooter situations
        • Recognize potential workplace violence
        • Manage the after-effects
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        Written specifically for the U.S. Department of State, this guide will remind you what to do and who to contact should an emergency occur. It also provides every member of the department with the necessary information to prepare for an emergency.

        • Local contact information
        • Hospital-specific emergency codes
        • Disaster Preparation Checklist
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        Dental credentialed providers can now learn how to collect and report time/hours for personnel working in support of the Defense Health Program in this handy guide. Information includes:

        • Common MTF activities
        • Personnel types to which the rule applies
        • How time should be classified
        • Where time should be captured
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        Veterans and other applicants for VA benefits have the right to appeal decisions made by their VA regional office, VA medical center, or other local VA office. This guide outlines the entire process, step-by-step

        • The appeals process
        • Time limits
        • Helpful hints
        • Websites
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        Having spiritual resilience can help Service Members get through the toughest of situations. The tools and information in this handy pocket guide can help them withstand and recover from these difficult experiences.

        • Assess your spirituality
        • Spiritual skill set
        • Thriving through rough times
        • Skill-building exercises
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        VA - Better Living Through Patient Self-Management

        A patient's involvement in their health care is just as important as the role of their doctor. Teach your patients the importance of communication with their "teamlets" and how to set their health care goals.

        • How to cope with chronic illness
        • Outline of the caregiver's role
        • How to develop a personal health plan
        • Accepting a lifestyle change
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        A healthy and fit employee is a happy and productive employee. This guide educates the Law Enforcement community on the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle, while motivating and guiding them through the tools to develop physical fitness.

        • Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals
        • Using a balanced approach to fitness
        • Stretching and exercise safety tips
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        Help your Sailors be prepared for the challenging and rewarding assignment to the Navy IA program. This guide will assist Sailors, their families and your command to understand the program, learn about the deployment cycle, and be more effective at their task.

        • Family support
        • Supporting your Sailor
        • Deployment readiness
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        Floods are the #1 cause of damage to life, limb and property today. Millions of people are caught unaware of what to do when a flood strikes. This solution clearly explains the steps for readiness, reaction and recovery.

        • Preparedness kits
        • After action duties
        • Flood warning terms
        • Health issues
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        Get ready for the Air Force Fitness Assessment! The information and tools in this guide will help Airmen prepare for their Fitness Assessment and keep them in tiptop shape during year-round training.

        • Fitness Assessment components
        • Fitness score charts
        • Basic physical fitness guidelines
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        If you are grieving the loss of a loved one in the Armed Forces, TAPS is here to help you. Get the emotional support you need and deserve by becoming a part of the caring TAPS family.

        • TAPS programs
        • Understand grief and trauma
        • Coping strategies
        • Help from TAPS survivors
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        Help your Service members prepare for their mission in Iraq. This guide will assist your team to rapidly prepare for their mission and will help win hearts and minds by creating cultural awareness and understanding about this unique culture.

        • Common phrases and pronunciations
        • Common gestures with illustrations
        • Government structure
        • Tribes and allegiances
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        Prepare your pets for any emergency with the helpful tips in this guide. From evacuation to returning home, learn how to keep your pets as safe as any other member of your family.

        • Evacuation tips
        • Pet IDs and microchips
        • Preparing your pet's emergency supply kit
        • Tips on how to act during an emergency
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        Written for Medical Reserve Corps members, this guide provides the most important information on preparing for a federal deployment in response to a disaster or public health emergency.

        • Personal preparation
        • Legal protections
        • National initiatives
        • After-action reports.
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        DD Form 93 helps your Service better act on your behalf. Take the time to communicate your concerns and wishes so that your next of kin is taken care of should an unfortunate incident occur.

        • Provide emergency contact info
        • Who to notify in case of emergency
        • Assign beneficiaries
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        This guide will assist disaster response workers to provide early intervention to affected children and adults as part of an organized disaster response effort. This will help victims be equipped to mitigate the psychological effects of a disaster.

        • Preparation, contact and engagement
        • information-gathering techniques
        • Safety and comfort
        • Information on coping
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        Help your Service members prepare for the cultural shock that awaits them in Afghanistan. This guide will assist your team to rapidly prepare for their mission and will help win hearts and minds by creating cultural awareness and understanding.

        • Common phrases and pronunciations
        • Common gestures with illustrations
        • Government structure
        • Tribes and allegiances
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        Designed on the basis of "best practices", the ICS is a standard framework that allows all Region 6 Emergency Responders to properly handle everything from planning and preparation to defining organizational functions, to transferring command and report writing.

        • Completely NIMS-compliant
        • Five steps to transfer of command
        • ICS 14 essential features
        • ICS organizational chart
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        When disaster strikes, taking care of your children is your number one priority. Learn how to provide for your children's most basic needs, and make this traumatic experience a little less frightening.

        • Emergency supply kits for children
        • School emergency plans
        • Infant care
        • Children's reactions to emergencies
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        Stop bullying now! Whether you're a target, a witness or a bully yourself, you have the power to put an end to bullying once and for all.

        • Types of bullying
        • Dealing with bullies
        • Building self-esteem
        • Getting help
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        As a key spouse, you're an important asset to the the Air Force family and community. The AF Volunteer Key Spouse Program is here to help you help Airmen's families!

        • Key Spouse role
        • Available resources
        • Information/referral services
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        TSA - Highway Transportation Infrastructure Counterterrorism Guide

        Stay safe! Know how to spot the signs of potential terrorist dangers and how to implement security measures.

        • Pre-indicators of terrorist attacks
        • Identifying potential targets and threats to highways
        • Following protective measures (HSAS)
        • Recognizing ID requirements and TWIC cards
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        TSA - Motorcoach Counterterrorism Guide

        Stay safe! Know how to spot the signs of potential terrorist dangers and how to implement security measures.

        • Pre-indicators of terrorist attacks
        • Identifying potential targets and threats to highways
        • Following protective measures (HSAS)
        • Recognizing ID requirements and TWIC cards
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        TSA - School Bus Counterterrorism Guide

        Stay safe! Know how to spot the signs of potential terrorist dangers and how to implement security measures.

        • Pre-indicators of terrorist attacks
        • Identifying potential targets and threats to highways
        • Following protective measures (HSAS)
        • Recognizing ID requirements and TWIC cards
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        TSA - Trucking Counterterrorism Guide

        Stay safe! Know how to spot the signs of potential terrorist dangers and how to implement security measures.

        • Pre-indicators of terrorist attacks
        • Identifying potential targets and threats to highways
        • Following protective measures (HSAS)
        • Recognizing ID requirements and TWIC cards
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        Each year, natural disasters, health-related incidents and human crises impact and affect institutions of higher education. This guide clearly communicates how campus stake holders can be prepared to effectively respond to reduce risk and maintain safety.

        • Based on FEMA's ICS 100 for Higher Education course.
        • Unified Command Structure applied to campus protest
        • Provides NIMS/ICS campus preparedness assessment
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        This guide informs tweens and teens about the dangers of smoking in a fun and relatable way. Early education and intervention is critical. The cost of smoking stinks, the impact to health stinks, your breath stinks. Smoking just stinks!

        • The role peer pressure plays and how to resist it
        • Includes Smoking & Your Body impact chart
        • Provides enlightening smoking quiz Q&A
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        Depression (for General Public)

        Depression doesn't have to be a life sentence. Learn strategies to overcome this condition, reclaim your life and live happily and healthily.

        • Types of depression
        • Signs and symptoms
        • Getting professional help
        • Treatment options
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        FAA - PIV Card SOP

        For Federal Aviation Administration employees only. This guides explains how to get your PIV card in a few simple steps! From the application process to delivery, this guide will walk you through the all-important PIV System.

        • Application
        • Registration
        • Activation
        • Maintenance
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        Assuming the responsibility of a lay leader is a privilege. Learn about the essential role you play in the community life of your shipmates as a faithful and devout Service member.

        • Role of a lay leader
        • Relationship to command
        • Qualifications and responsibilities
        • Conducting religious services
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        Understanding Brain Injury

        Head injuries are no laughing matter - every bump on the head should be taken seriously. Dealing with everything from what to expect in the emergency room to how to choose the right after-hospital care, this guide is the perfect TBI companion.

        • Causes of TBI
        • TBI vs. ABI
        • After-hospital care and treatment options
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        NG - Education Incentives & Employment

        Getting an education has never been easier. From college benefits to scholarships, National Guard Soldiers have a wide variety of educational assistance ready at their disposal.

        • GI Bill programs
        • Education assistance
        • Outreach programs and initiatives
        • Additional support resources
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        ARMY - Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

        Help Wounded Warriors and their families to navigate and understand the Integrated Disability Evaluation System process - from their arrival at the MTF, to their eventual return to duty or separation.

        • IDES Process Flowchart
        • Medical Evaluation Board
        • Physical Evaluation Board
        • Disability Rating
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        Sadly, suicide rates among Service members and veterans are at an all-time high. The information in this guide can help prevent the tragic loss of life and the pain caused by these suicides.

        • Suicide facts
        • Prevention
        • Warning signs of suicide
        • Intervention
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        The information and strategies in this guide will help your clients understand their financial rights and responsibilities to gain control of their finances and provides the tools to develop a step-by-step plan to turn debt around.

        • Debt management plans
        • Your mortgage & foreclosure
        • Credit counseling
        • Debt collection
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        Making Your Home Safe

        Your home is your sanctuary; keeping it safe for yourself and your family should be your number one priority. Learn how to protect those you love by preventing off-duty mishaps in your home.

        • Fire Safety
        • Electrical safety
        • Power tool safety
        • Hazardous materials safety
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        Know what to do in a public health emergency. This guide outlines the government's plan for protecting the health of all Americans during an emergency, as well as the key functions of all federal and government public agencies.

        • Federal programs and processes
        • Important public health threats
        • Community-based mass prophylaxis
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        Know how to keep you and your family safe by learning the keys to fire safety!

        • Smoke alarm basics
        • Cooking safety tips
        • Home appliance safety tips
        • Smoking & candle safety tips
        • Recovering after a fire
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        Victims of sexual assault need to understand that they are not alone. They also need to know the resources and options that are available. You can help walk these victims through the steps to surviving with the important information found in this guide.

        • Reporting options
        • Recovery tips
        • Common reactions
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        MARINES - Deployment Readiness

        Deployment can be a positive experience if well-planned and well-managed. This guide covers all phases of the deployment experience. Resources and programs for you and your family are all conveniently organized in this one tool.

        • Preparing yourself and your family for deployment
        • Organize finances and legal issues
        • Pitfalls to avoid
        • Readiness checklist and available resources
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        Becoming a Marine means maintaining a lifestyle centered around physical fitness. This guide will help officers in maintaining a fit lifestyle, while getting them ready for the USMC Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

        • Physical Fitness Tests
        • Tips for success and motivation
        • Supplemental training exercises with illustrations
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        The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) promotes national security by maintaining a strong Army and Air National Guard. This guide highlights key information about the National Guard mission and structure.

        • National Guard Bureau
        • Army National Guard
        • Air National Guard
        • Joint Forces HQs
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        A radiological event poses a great danger to all. This guide helps personnel deal with the medical management of radiologically contaminated casualties within the first 72 hours of an emergency.

        • Emergency response
        • Acute radiation syndrome
        • Skin injury and decontamination
        • Psychological support
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        Take the steps necessary to identify and control hazards in your workplace. This guide will teach you what to do and who to contact should an emergency occur.

        • Terrorist/bomb threats
        • Fires and explosions
        • Destructive weather
        • Chemical spills and releases
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        VA - POST-9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33)

        Let us help you reduce the number of questions about the Post 9/11 Program. This guide will make sure that veterans are fully equipped to make an educated decision on which benefit is right for them and their families.

        • Transferability to family members
        • Eligibility and how to enroll
        • Yellow Ribbon Program
        • Which benefit is right for me?
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        USAF - Marital Strategies

        The stress and challenges of deployment can put a strain on any marriage. This guide helps both partners learn how to handle their time apart all while helping them build and maintain a healthy relationship.

        • Relationship-building activities
        • Fighting fair
        • Coping with deployment
        • Communication strategies
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        Whether you're considering suicide or know a Service member or veteran who shows the signs, this guide is for you. From understanding why suicide occurs to knowing how to prevent it, you could help save a life.

        • Prevention tips
        • Suicide warning signs
        • 10 steps to safety
        • Helping survivors
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        Rising rates in off-duty mishaps are a risk to the well-being of military personnel. Our guide will give your Sailors and their families important reminders from the Naval Safety Center to help them avoid common mishaps that affect their safety.

        • Fire safety tips
        • Electricity
        • Poisons
        • Web resources
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        Written specifically for Keller Army Community Hospital, this guide details the emergency codes specific to this location. It also provides every member of their team with the necessary information to prepare for an emergency.

        • Local contact information
        • Hospital-specific emergency codes
        • Disaster Preparation Checklist
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        Preparing for Influenza

        Get ready for flu season! Learn all about seasonal flu and the dangers of pandemic flu. Based on the latest available CDC guidance, this guide includes special information on the novel H1N1 virus.

        • Flu symptoms and emergencies
        • Prevention and flu shots
        • Precautions for special populations
        • What to expect during a pandemic and how to prepare
      • ARMY EUR - Environmental Compliance Handbook ARMY EUR - Environmental Compliance Handbook

        ARMY EUR - Environmental Compliance Handbook

        Personnel handling hazardous materials must understand the dangers to prevent injury and environmental harm. This guide will help the personnel at IMCOM Europe know how to prevent pollution and respond to spills as part of their environmental obligations.

        • Hazard properties
        • Signs and labels
        • Spill response
        • Inspections and audits
      • ARMY - MEPRSARMY - MEPRS

        ARMY - MEPRS

        This quick reference guide explains how to collect and report time/hours for people working in support of the Defense Health Program (DHP).

        • Common MTF activities
        • Personnel types to which the rules apply
        • How time should be classified
        • Where time should be captured
      • ARMY - Suicide AwarenessARMY - Suicide Awareness

        ARMY - Suicide Awareness

        We all need to understand suicidal behavior and why it occurs. Our guide will help to reveal hidden clues to suicide and offer prevention tips. Expand everyone's ability to intervene before it is too late and help to avoid the needless loss of life.

        • Warning signs of depression
        • Specific steps to suicide prevention
        • Support for families, friends and the military unit
      • Pain Management for Service Members and VeteransPain Management for Service Members and Veterans

        Pain Management for Service Members and Veterans

        More than 76 million Americans are affected by chronic pain. Service members and veterans can avoid becoming part of this statistic by getting the right treatment for combat-related pain and enjoying a better quality of life.

        • Types of pain and their assessment
        • Treatment and care options
        • Challenges in pain care
        • Resources
      • VA DEMPS - Volunteer DeploymentVA DEMPS - Volunteer Deployment

        VA DEMPS - Volunteer Deployment

        Emergency response and support is an essential part of providing continuous health care. This DEMPS (Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System) guide provides general guidance to prepare you for travel and time away from your home and duty station.

        • Command and control
        • Family and personal affairs
        • Travel and pay provisions
      • Equal Opportunity in the MilitaryEqual Opportunity in the Military

        Equal Opportunity in the Military

        The military team succeeds only when all members are accepted as equals. Discrimination has no place in the military. This guide will help you to get this important message out to all members of the military in a concise and effective way.

        • Racism, sexism and prejudice
        • Dealing with discrimination
        • Confronting sexual harassment
        • Cultural awareness
      • NAVY - Return and ReunionNAVY - Return and Reunion

        NAVY - Return and Reunion

        Homecoming can be a stressful situation. Help reduce this stress by giving out this guide that includes tips for couples, parents, and single Sailors on preparing for their return home, along with important information on how children may react to a reunion.

        • Reestablish intimacy
        • Returning to children
        • Returning from hazardous duty
      • Arkansas Military Family Resource GuideArkansas Military Family Resource Guide

        Arkansas Military Family Resource Guide

        This guide lists community and national resources where Arkansas families can find support as they adjust to military life. Can be tailored to your state.

        • Crisis Intervention
        • Medical needs
        • Veterans benefits
        • ID cards
        • Emergency assistance
      • BreastfeedingBreastfeeding

        Breastfeeding

        Breastfeeding is a special time of bonding between a mother and her child. This guide introduces new mothers to the benefits of breastfeeding, offers tips on facilitating the breastfeeding process, and answers important frequently asked questions.

        • Common breastfeeding problems
        • Benefits of breastfeeding and breast milk
        • Illustrated breastfeeding positions
      • Hurricane PreparednessHurricane Preparedness

        Hurricane Preparedness

        Developed for everyone living in a hurricane zone, this guide offers action-based plans to prepare for the hurricane season. Create a plan; assemble an emergency kit; protect your home; and stay informed! Includes additional tips for:

        • Kids; people with special needs; pets
        • Evacuating and sheltering-in-place
        • Fire-related hazards
      • MARINES - Leader's Smart PackMARINES - Leader's Smart Pack

        MARINES - Leader's Smart Pack

        Marines need to remember and understand all of the Standard Operating Procedures for their mission. This guide will provide them with an effective reminder of all of the necessary tools to communicate in the battalion and support all the different agencies.

        • Reports & Returns
        • Conducting searches
        • Code of conduct
      • USAF - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) ProgramUSAF - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program

        USAF - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program

        Sexual assault can seriously affect mission readiness and unit morale. This guide provides key information on how to deal with this situation if it arises and how to take immediate action to protect the Service members affected.

        • SARC responsibilities
        • Medical procedures
        • Legal procedures
        • DoD reporting options
      • RSP Family Outreach GuideRSP Family Outreach Guide

        RSP Family Outreach Guide

        This guide is to assist families through the military path their warrior has chosen. All family members will learn about the life in the Army National Guard and the many benefits that come with it.

        • What does it mean to be a soldier?
        • What happens during basic training?
        • Health and education benefits
        • Pay and allowances
      • Fire Safety & Emergency Action PlansFire Safety & Emergency Action Plans

        Fire Safety & Emergency Action Plans

        Being prepared for any emergency is the key to workplace safety. With the help of this guide, employees can learn how to ensure their own safety and their coworkers' safety in the event of an emergency.

        • Fire prevention
        • Emergency response plans
        • Alarm signals
        • Evacuation procedures
      • Personal Protection against Industrial HazardsPersonal Protection against Industrial Hazards

        Personal Protection against Industrial Hazards

        Personal protective equipment is the most effective way to stay safe in the workplace. This guide helps employees learn how to protect themselves from the hazards found on the job.

        • Eye and face protection
        • Head protection
        • Foot, leg, hand and arm protection
        • Respiratory and hearing protection
      • VA - Quick Reference Travel GuideVA - Quick Reference Travel Guide

        VA - Quick Reference Travel Guide

        It is important for VA employees to understand the rules, regulations, and policies governing official government travel. Our quick reference guide provides answers to questions such as:

        • When can I use a rental car on TDY travel?
        • What happens if I am denied boarding on a regularly scheduled flight?
        • When should I use my government travel charge card?
      • Slip, Trip & Fall PreventionSlip, Trip & Fall Prevention

        Slip, Trip & Fall Prevention

        Slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of injuries in the workplace. This guide prevents employees from becoming a workplace statistic with its valuable prevention tips.

        • Proper housekeeping tips
        • Controls for indoor and outdoor surfaces
        • Stairway accident prevention advice
        • Fall protection tips
      • USAF - Combat First AidUSAF - Combat First Aid

        USAF - Combat First Aid

        Provide your personnel with a quick field reminder that can save lives. This guide outlines different situations and procedures Airmen might encounter in combat and includes clear instructions on treating a patient in the field when proper medical care is not available.

        • Tactical field care
        • 9-Line procedures
        • Casualty evacuation care
      • AHLTA Dental SystemAHLTA Dental System

        AHLTA Dental System

        A programming guide for users of the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application. It consists of step-by-step instructions for users to perform tasks on this system. This guide will be a helpful reminder to your personnel on this important program.

        • Filing dental exams
        • Restorative appointments
        • Endodontic evaluations
      • USAF - Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in DistressUSAF - Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in Distress

        USAF - Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in Distress

        With the help of this guide leaders at all levels can take care of distressed personnel within their unit. Leaders can find advice on over 35 different problems Airmen may face, such as domestic violence, substance abuse and suicidal behavior.

        • Combat stress reactions
        • Substance abuse
        • Deployment and post-deployment issues
      • Disaster RecoveryDisaster Recovery

        Disaster Recovery

        Be prepared when disaster strikes! No matter what type of disaster you are facing, follow the basic guidelines outlined in this guide to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.

        • What to do after a disaster
        • Returning home
        • Health and safety tips
        • Emotional recovery
      • USMC - Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC)USMC - Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC)

        USMC - Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC)

        Building resiliency amongst Marines and their families is a priority for the Marine Corps. This important tool will assist leaders in identifying stress problems as early as possible in order to take appropriate action to restore Marines to full readiness.

        • Five core leadership functions for COSC
        • Understanding reactions versus injuries
        • Six "Cs" of Combat Operational Stress
      • Depression for Service Members, Veterans and FamiliesDepression for Service Members, Veterans and Families

        Depression for Service Members, Veterans and Families

        This self-help guide highlights effective strategies for dealing with depression and for preventing a relapse. By providing this guide as part of your program, you will lead people to help when they see the signs of depression in themselves and others.

        • Role of family and friends
        • Websites and hotlines
        • Coping with loss
        • Symptoms of depression.
      • Women Veterans Health ServicesWomen Veterans Health Services

        Women Veterans Health Services

        Women veterans are the fastest growing sector of the VA. There are many benefits and services that are available to them and their families, of which many women vets are unaware. Let us help you reach out to the women veterans in your community.

        • Health care eligibility
        • Outline of primary care services
        • Tips on healthy living
        • Women's mental health services
      • Preventing and Recovering from Traumatic StressPreventing and Recovering from Traumatic Stress

        Preventing and Recovering from Traumatic Stress

        With the help of this guide you can improve your team's mental health and performance in the event of a trauma. Help your people stay resilient to physical and mental stress with this important information.

        • 10 signals of distress
        • Coping with traumatic stress
        • Includes tips for family members
        • Managing and recovering from PTSD
      • NAVY - Health & FitnessNAVY - Health & Fitness

        NAVY - Health & Fitness

        Help your Sailors move beyond the minimum standard of the Physical Fitness Assessment. Give them this important tool that will encourage them to develop their own personal exercise program to take them to the next level of fitness and readiness.

        • Weight loss tips
        • Illustrated exercises
        • Injury prevention tips
      • Marital Strategies for Military FamiliesMarital Strategies for Military Families

        Marital Strategies for Military Families

        The stress and challenges of military life can put extra strain on any relationship. This guide provides both partners in a committed relationship with strategies and resources that can help strengthen and maintain their marriage.

        • Marital-health checkup
        • Relationship-building activities
        • ABCs of a stronger marriage
        • Marital counseling-type programs
      • DoD Security Clearance: How to Get It and Keep ItDoD Security Clearance: How to Get It and Keep It

        DoD Security Clearance: How to Get It and Keep It

        With the help of this guide, government employees can learn how to get and keep a security clearance for the Department of Defense. It details an employee's responsibilities, as well as how one can lose his or her clearance.

        • How do I get security clearance?
        • What are my obligations after obtaining clearance?
        • Financial considerations
        • Behaviors that are potential security concerns
      • RNG - Family ReadinessRNG - Family Readiness

        RNG - Family Readiness

        A guide to help families prepare for the deployment and return of their loved ones. Help your Service members to be mission ready by giving them this important tool to prepare their families for the various challenges of Military life.

        • Manage deployment separation
        • Stress management
        • How to help the children manage
        • Where to get additional help
      • Emergency Preparedness for People with Functional NeedsEmergency Preparedness for People with Functional Needs

        Emergency Preparedness for People with Functional Needs

        While each person's abilities and needs are unique, everyone can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies. This guide outlines measures persons with disabilities and medical concerns and their families, friends and caregivers can take to prepare.

        • Know the basics
        • Emergency kit essentials
        • Self-assessment and personal support network
        • Quick facts: natural disasters
      • Healthy CaregivingHealthy Caregiving

        Healthy Caregiving

        Being a caregiver may be one of the most important roles you will ever fill. Whether you are a professional, or caring for a loved one at home, resources are available to ensure both the caregiver and receiver are living the best lives possible.

        • Daily life
        • Living arrangements
        • Government assistance
      • NG - Family Member BenefitsNG - Family Member Benefits

        NG - Family Member Benefits

        Service Members and their Families are eligible for many benefits and services; either automatically entitled to or have earned. This guide provides resources to find benefit information from the National Guard, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

        • Pay and Allowances
        • Health Care and Education
        • Legal Assistance and Life Insurance
      • NG - DeploymentNG - Deployment

        NG - Deployment

        The best time to prepare for deployment is before you receive your orders. This guide covers every phase from pre-deployment to your homecoming & reunion and can help you and your family prepare with tips, suggestions and checklists.

        • The Deployment Cycle explained
        • Deployment for Couples, Children and Single Members
        • Financial Preparations
        • Hotlines and Family Support information numbers
      • VA - Reunion and ReintegrationVA - Reunion and Reintegration

        VA - Reunion and Reintegration

        Assist veterans with the complicated transition back to civilian life. This guide will heighten their awareness on health care, education, and many other programs and services that are available to them within the VA.

        • Reconnecting with family and loved ones
        • Education benefits
        • Health care benefits
      • NG - Reunion & ReintegrationNG - Reunion & Reintegration

        NG - Reunion & Reintegration

        The extraordinary lifestyle that soldiers experience during a deployment and the impact this has on them and their families, makes a return to "the old lifestyle" an unreasonable expectation. Our guide provides tips can help you strengthen the family unit.

        • Make your homecoming a successful one!
        • How children may respond to your homecoming.
        • Tips on overcoming communication challenges
      • USCG - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) USCG - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

        USCG - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

        This guide helps victim advocates in their efforts to support survivors of sexual assault and promotes the compassionate care these victims need to move forward with their lives.

        • Understanding the impact of sexual violence
        • Reporting options
        • Medical and forensic exams
        • Military justice
      • USMC - Leader's Guide to Range SafetyUSMC - Leader's Guide to Range Safety

        USMC - Leader's Guide to Range Safety

        Everyone is responsible for range safety. This handy quick reference tool will help your leaders to ensure that every safety precaution and small arms range regulation is properly adhered to during live fire training.

        • Operational Risk Management (ORM) Matrix
        • Safety checklists
        • Range Safety Officer (RSO) Brief
        • Immediate actions for 15 small arms
      • AllergiesAllergies

        Allergies

        It has been estimated that 1 in 5 Americans suffers from some form of allergy. Learn about common allergic disorders, as well as how to prevent and treat them. Don't let allergies stop you from living a healthy and productive lifestyle!

        • Common disorders
        • Prevention and treatment
        • Allergy-proof your environment
        • Medications
      • ARMY - PDHRA ProgramARMY - PDHRA Program

        ARMY - PDHRA Program

        The Post Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA) facilitates early identification and treatment of emerging mental health and other deployment-related concerns. This guide provides you with practical information useful in completing the screening process.

        • Key roles and responsibilities
        • Reporting options and definitions
        • Command drill down
        • Frequently asked questions
      • VA - CHAMPVAVA - CHAMPVA

        VA - CHAMPVA

        The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs is here to help beneficiaries in need. This guide helps dependents of veterans to understand how to claim the health care coverage they're entitled to.

        • Covered vs. non-covered benefits and services
        • Claims and appeals
        • Forms and info
        • Preventing fraud
      • Budget Planning for Military PersonnelBudget Planning for Military Personnel

        Budget Planning for Military Personnel

        Help Service members confront and eliminate the distractions caused by financial problems. Providing them with this guide will ensure that they will have the essential tools for planning and maintaining a personal budget.

        • Assess your net worth
        • Making a plan
        • Tips to stick to the plan
        • Tracking your budget
      • VA - TSGLIVA - TSGLI

        VA - TSGLI

        TSGLI is designed to help seriously injured Service members and their families with the financial burdens associated with recovering from an injury. You can easily demonstrate these benefits to your clients and show them how to claim them.

        • Requirements for a TSGLI payment
        • How to file a claim for TSGLI
        • Amount paid
        • How to complete the forms
      • Family Extended CaregiversFamily Extended Caregivers

        Family Extended Caregivers

        The appointed guardians of military children have many significant challenges to deal with when a parent deploys. The important information offered in this guide can help them successfully prepare for and deal with the challenges of deployment and separation.

        • Family care plans
        • Seeking medical care
        • Helping kids cope
        • Caregiver Checklist and other resources
      • Running Toward a Healthy LifeRunning Toward a Healthy Life

        Running Toward a Healthy Life

        Running is a popular aerobic training method for all fitness levels. Learn how to prevent injury or unnecessary strain with information on shoe selection, foot care and other significant information about this vital fitness activity.

        • What is aerobic conditioning?
        • Common training mistakes
        • Posture, flexibility, strength and nutrition.
        • Injury prevention and management
      • ILLINOIS NG - ReintegrationILLINOIS NG - Reintegration

        ILLINOIS NG - Reintegration

        Reintegrating back into civilian life can be difficult without the proper guidance. Use the information and phone numbers in this guide to know how to take care of:

        • business
        • your health and family
        • your benefits
        • your legal rights
        • employment and education
      • Migraines and other HeadachesMigraines and other Headaches

        Migraines and other Headaches

        Constant headache pain doesn't have to slow you down. Control your headaches and migraines with the different treatments available, and reclaim your life!

        • Types of headaches
        • Headache triggers
        • Medical help
        • Self-care
      • Oral HealthOral Health

        Oral Health

        Proper oral health care can drastically reduce one's risk of oral diseas. If your mission is to educate your patients on oral health care, then our mission is to give you a lively and meaningful tool to help accomplish your goal.

        • Diabetes and oral health
        • Snacking: Tooth-friendly snack foods
        • Brushing and flossing
        • FAQ gum disease and tooth decay
      • TRICARE - Your Military Health PlanTRICARE - Your Military Health Plan

        TRICARE - Your Military Health Plan

        Help your personnel better understand the benefits and regulations associated with the TRICARE program. This guide describes coverage options for Service members and their families, including enrollment, dental programs, eligibility, and more.

        • Who is eligible?
        • The TRICARE health plans
        • TRICARE reserve select
        • Prescription drug coverage
      • Anger ManagementAnger Management

        Anger Management

        Learn how to control your emotions before they control you. This guide will help you deal with your anger management issues and avoid the negative consequences anger can have on your life.

        • Tips for managing anger
        • How well do you cope
        • Expressing anger
        • PTSD and anger
      • NEW YORK NG - ReintegrationNEW YORK NG - Reintegration

        NEW YORK NG - Reintegration

        Reintegrating back into civilian life can be difficult without the proper guidance. Use the information and phone numbers in this guide to know how to take care of:

        • business
        • your health and family
        • your benefits
        • your legal rights
        • employment and education
      • Spiritual WellnessSpiritual Wellness

        Spiritual Wellness

        Spirituality is an important part of your total wellness. This guide helps your personnel to understand and explore the spiritual side of their lives as part of a total well-being package.

        • Four dimensions of total well-being
        • How to develop spiritual wellness
        • 13 "Cs" of spiritual wellness
        • Key concepts of spiritual well-beingd
      • Texas Hold'em PokerTexas Hold'em Poker

        Texas Hold'em Poker

        A beginners' guide for Texas Hold'em, it shows you a way of playing that is easy to learn, mathematically sound, fun, low risk and that will make you a consistent profit even in toughest of games.

        • The rules of No-Limit Hold'em
        • Hand rankings
        • Common draws
        • Improving and becoming an expert
      • SOUTH CAROLINA NG - Road Home to ReintegrationSOUTH CAROLINA NG - Road Home to Reintegration

        SOUTH CAROLINA NG - Road Home to Reintegration

        Reintegrating back into civilian life can be difficult without the proper guidance. Use the information and phone numbers in this guide to know how to take care of:

        • business
        • your health and family
        • your benefits
        • your legal rights
        • employment and education
      • Compensation for Injured Service Members & VeteransCompensation for Injured Service Members & Veterans

        Compensation for Injured Service Members & Veterans

        Service members and families can concentrate on the recovery process with this outline of the support programs and benefits that are available to them. This guide will help them to understand and receive all the benefits they rightly deserve.

        • Combat-Related Injury and Rehabilitation Pay (CIP)
        • Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
        • Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP)
      • ARMY - Family Member BenefitsARMY - Family Member Benefits

        ARMY - Family Member Benefits

        Army life can be overwhelming without support networks and proper information to assist Soldiers and their families. Give your Soldiers the best information about the benefits, entitlements, programs and services that are at their disposal.

        • Contains all ACS programs
        • Health care - TRICARE
        • Education
        • Additional resources and websites
      • AntiterrorismAntiterrorism

        Antiterrorism

        Learn how to prevent and respond to terrorism and violent crimes with this handy guide. Get the facts on pre-incident indicators, explosive devices, suspicious packages, and much more.

        • Pre-incident indicators
        • Investigative techniques
        • Suicide bombers and suspicious packages
        • Terrorist screening codes
      • NAVY - Family Extended CaregiverNAVY - Family Extended Caregiver

        NAVY - Family Extended Caregiver

        The appointed guardians of military children have many significant challenges to deal with when a parent deploys. The important information offered in this guide can help them successfully prepare for and deal with the challenges of deployment and separation.

        • Family care plans
        • Seeking medical care
        • Helping kids cope
        • Caregiver Checklist and other resources
      • USAF - Hurlburt Field Physical TrainingUSAF - Hurlburt Field Physical Training

        USAF - Hurlburt Field Physical Training

        Running is a popular aerobic training method in the military. Learn how to prevent injury or unnecessary strain with information on shoe selection, foot care and other significant information about this vital fitness activity.

        • What is aerobic conditioning?
        • Common training mistakes
        • Posture, flexibility, strength and nutrition.
        • Injury prevention and management
      • CALIF PRISONS - LitigationCALIF PRISONS - Litigation

        CALIF PRISONS - Litigation

        This "plain English" guide will help promote ethical decision making and help your staff understand the key litigation that affects their duties, with the laws, and regulations that apply to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

        • MADRID - Use of Force
        • ARMSTRONG - Disability Placement
        • PREA - Prison rape elimination act
      • NGB - Personal Budget PlanningNGB - Personal Budget Planning

        NGB - Personal Budget Planning

        Help Service members confront and eliminate the distractions caused by financial problems. Providing them with this guide will ensure that they will have the essential tools for planning and maintaining a personal budget.

        • Assess your net worth
        • Making a plan
        • Tips to stick to the plan
        • Tracking your budget
      • USAF - Preseparation USAF - Preseparation

        USAF - Preseparation

        Designed to provide Airmen with key information on the resources and transition services available to them. Starting with Preseparation Checklist, our guide will assist your Airmen to make informed decisions that are best suited for their situation.

        • Education and training
        • Health and insurance
        • Seven phases of transition
        • Employment
      • Preventing Cardiovascular DiseasePreventing Cardiovascular Disease

        Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

        Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. This guide will help your patients to make the simple lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack.

        • Risk factors
        • Warning signs
        • Lifestyle changes
        • Treating CVD
      • WEED ARMY - Emergency Preparedness ToolkitWEED ARMY - Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

        WEED ARMY - Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

        Get an all-hazards overview for personnel in the Area of Fort Irwin. This guide is designed to help you prepare, plan, and respond to an event or disaster specific to this area.

        • Disaster planning and recovery
        • Before, during and after actions
        • Helps prepare homes, businesses, and shelters
        • Important resources and contacts
      • ARMY - PreseparationARMY - Preseparation

        ARMY - Preseparation

        This guide is designed to provide Soldiers with key information on transition services. Starting with the Seven phases of transition planning and the Preseparation Checklist, Soldiers will learn how to make informed decisions that are best suited for their situation.

        • Career change
        • Phases of individual transition planning
        • Special transition benefits
        • Preseparation Checklist
      • Dep. of Interior -  Ethics GuideDep. of Interior - Ethics Guide

        Dep. of Interior - Ethics Guide

        This is a "plain English" guide to the ethics laws and regulations that apply to Department of Interior (DOI) employees. Ensure that your staff has a clear understanding of these rules with the specific examples on the application of various ethics laws.

        • Ethics prohibitions unique to Interior employees
        • Travel for the Department
        • Gifts: When to accept and refuse them
      • ARMY - Surviving DrivingARMY - Surviving Driving

        ARMY - Surviving Driving

        This guide is designed to give new and experienced drivers important tips to keep their cars out of the junkyard and their bodies out of the hospital.
        Causes of POV fatalities

        • Difficult driving conditions
        • Defensive driving techniques
      • NSC - Surviving DrivingNSC - Surviving Driving

        NSC - Surviving Driving

        Developed with the Naval Safety Center, this guide is designed to give new and experienced drivers important tips to keep their cars out of the junkyard, and their bodies out of the hospital.

        • Attitude check: Myths and goals
        • 10 common driving mistakes
        • Difficult driving conditions
        • Fatal factors
      • DEP'T OF STATE - Casualty AssistanceDEP'T OF STATE - Casualty Assistance

        DEP'T OF STATE - Casualty Assistance

        This guide outlines the programs, benefits and support offered by the Department of State to family members of employees who have died on duty. Hand out this guide to all employees and their families to ensure they understand how they will be protected.

        • About the Office of Casualty Assistance
        • Grieving process
        • Children's reactions
      • VA - MGIB Selected ReserveVA - MGIB Selected Reserve

        VA - MGIB Selected Reserve

        Help your Service members and veterans understand this important program with our detailed series of FAQs relating to benefits for soldiers, how to receive payments, restrictions, and information on the Reserve Educational Assistance program.

        • Are you eligible?
        • Can you be eligible for more than one benefit?
        • How long can you receive benefits?
      • Recovering from Traumatic Brain InjuryRecovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

        Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

        Brain injury is the "signature" wound of our Global War on Terrorism. Help our military personnel and their families understand the causes, symptoms and possible treatments of traumatic brain injury. This could be the first step to helping them recover.

        • Understanding TBI for patients and family members
        • Tips for family members
        • Rehabilitation
        • Long-term care options
      • Vaccines for Military PersonnelVaccines for Military Personnel

        Vaccines for Military Personnel

        Vaccines help keep our troops healthy. This guide can help your Service members understand the real facts about vaccines and diseases that can be prevented. Stop the rumors and give them the facts.

        • DoD vaccine requirements chart
        • Disease risks
        • Dosing schedules
        • Quick reference table
      • ARMY Healthcare - Endless Career OptionsARMY Healthcare - Endless Career Options

        ARMY Healthcare - Endless Career Options

        This recruiting guide outlines the benefits of joining the Army Health Care Team and helps potential recruits understand the six corps to choose from: Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Nurse, Medical Specialist or Medical Service.

        • Benefits of joining
        • Health Professionals Scholarship Program (HPSP)
        • Army Graduate Medical Education Program (GME)
        • Careers, financial and education benefits
      • NAVY - Family Ombudsman ProgramNAVY - Family Ombudsman Program

        NAVY - Family Ombudsman Program

        The Family Ombudsman Program allows Service members to stay focused on the mission knowing that their families have a safety net at home. Ensure responsive and accurate communication between families and commands with this guide on the program.

        • Training opportunities
        • Funding & budgeting
        • Communication tools
      • Women's Health for Service MembersWomen's Health for Service Members

        Women's Health for Service Members

        From breast cancer to pregnancy, female Service members encounter a variety of unique health care situations. This guide provides all the information you need to handle the most common woman-specific health issues you might have while on active duty.

        • Common health concerns
        • Pregnany/breastfeeding/exercises
      • FAQ for Severely Injured Service MembersFAQ for Severely Injured Service Members

        FAQ for Severely Injured Service Members

        Help military families understand the issues, procedures and challenges they face when a loved one is injured in service of their country. Your team can help ease their concerns by giving them important information and resources in a timely manner.

        • Notification
        • Compensation
        • VA benefits
        • Resources
      • Effective Fatigue ManagementEffective Fatigue Management

        Effective Fatigue Management

        Long work hours, travel across time zones, and non-standard work schedules all contribute to fatigue. This guide will give you tips to handle fatigue, which will help your personnel to be more productive while reducing potential accidents.

        • The nature of fatigue
        • Four major contributors to fatigue
        • Fatigue countermeasures
        • Resources
      • Anger Management for Service MembersAnger Management for Service Members

        Anger Management for Service Members

        Anger is often at the root of underperformance, underachievement and has a real impact on colleagues, family and friends. Our guide addresses many of the root causes that contribute to an anger problem. Early intervention is the key to a successful recovery.

        • How well do you cope?
        • Anger, alcohol, drugs and medications
        • Military-specific issues
      • NAVY - Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in DistressNAVY - Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in Distress

        NAVY - Leader's Guide for Managing Personnel in Distress

        Our guide was designed to help leaders at all levels take care of distressed personnel within their unit. Leaders can find help to over 35 different problems that may be faced by Sailors, such as domestic violence, substance abuse and su class="summary"icidal behavior.

        • Combat stress reactions
        • Substance abuse
        • Deployment and post-deployment issues
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        The effects of a public health emergency - such as disease outbreaks or pandemics - can be lessened if you plan ahead. Preparing for a public health emergency will help bring your personnel peace of mind and confidence to deal with such events.

        • Bio-terrorism, chemical and radiation emergencies
        • Pandemic flu, infectious and contagious diseases
        • Tips to stop spread and items to stockpile
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        Service members need their parents' support when they deploy. This guide gives military parents the important information and resources they need to cope with the deployment of their children.

        • Challenges of pre-deployment & deployment
        • Emotional cycle of deployment
        • Communication & care packages
        • Service-specific support and resources
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        Protect yourself! Knowing the basics of STDs is the first step in prevention. From spotting the first symptoms to getting the right treatment, learn everything you need to know about these potentially dangerous illnesses.

        • Chlamydia and gonorrhea
        • Hepatitis B and HPV
        • PID and vaginitis
        • HIV/AIDS
      • DLA - Deployment GuideDLA - Deployment Guide

        DLA - Deployment Guide

        This guide covers key information on all phases of the deployment experience, helping to reduce the burden of family separation. It ensures that Service members and their families are mission-ready throughout the deployment cycle.

        • Deployment for families and single members
        • Financial preparation
        • Emotional cycle of deployment
        • Family support hotlines and resources
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        The appointed guardians of military children have many significant challenges to deal with when a parent deploys. The important information offered in this guide can help them successfully prepare for and deal with the challenges of deployment and separation.

        • Family care plans
        • Seeking medical care
        • Helping kids cope
        • Caregiver Checklist and other resources
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        Living with Asthma

        Asthma is a condition characterized by chronic or long-term inflammation of the airways that bring oxygen to the lungs. What are the signs? How do I prevent it? How do I control and treat it? This guide answers all of these questions and more.

        • Prevention and control
        • Treatment
        • Common questions
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        Let this guide be your personal coach. Enhance your overall fitness, endurance and quality of life. Increase your fitness level. Eat nutritiously. Learn how to manage your stress. Changing your behavior may even help you quit smoking!

        • Motivational tips
        • S.M.A.R.T. Goals
        • Strategies for success
        • Five stages of change
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        Use this guide to help create awareness and encourage your leaders to develop their own "24/7" campaign. This program will educate Sailors and Marines about the risks associated with recreation and off-duty activities.

        • Seasonal campaigns
        • Awareness & education
        • Operational Risk Management (ORM)
        • Key resources
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        MARINES - Domestic Abuse and Child Abuse for Commanders

        Domestic violence happens often enough that the Marine Corps has made it an item of specific concern. Our guide helps commanders to understand the issues surrounding the victims, so that the victim (whether spouse or child) gets appropriate care.

        • Abuse risk factors / indicators of abuse
        • FAP and military response system overview
        • Prevention and reporting
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        The relationship between a member's mission readiness and the quality of life of their family is extremely important. This guide outlines many programs that can be found at the Family Support Centers to promote a positive family and community environment.

        • Health Care
        • Child Care & Educational Programs
        • Financial & Legal Aid
        • Spousal Employment Support
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        Our guide was designed to help leaders at all levels take care of personnel within their unit who are in distress. Leaders can find help on over 35 different problems Marines may face such as domestic violence, substance abuse and suicidal behavior.

        • Combat stress reactions
        • Substance abuse
        • Deployment and post-deployment issues
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        USAF RESERVE - Reunion and Reintegration

        The extraordinary lifestyle that soldiers experience during a deployment and the impact this has on them and their families, makes a return to "the old lifestyle" an unreasonable expectation. Our guide provides tips can help you strengthen the family unit.

        • Make your homecoming a successful one!
        • Reestablishing intimacy
        • How children may respond to your homecoming.
        • Tips on overcoming communication challenges
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        Incident Command System (ICS)

        Designed on the basis of "best practices", the ICS is a standard framework that allows all Emergency Responders to properly handle everything from planning and preparation to defining organizational functions, to transferring command and report writing.

        • Completely NIMS-compliant
        • Five steps to transfer of command
        • ICS 14 essential features
        • ICS organizational chart
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        MINNESOTA NG - Roadmap to Reintegration

        • employment and educationReintegrating back into civilian life can be difficult without the proper guidance. Use the information and phone numbers in this guide to know how to take care of:
        • business
        • your health and family
        • your benefits
        • your legal rights
        • employment and education
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        The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to offer veterans and eligible dependents a final resting place at one of five State Veterans' cemeteries throughout Maryland.

        • Eligibility requirements
        • Procedures for arranging internment
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        Disaster Preparedness

        Get an all-hazards overview designed to help you prepare, plan, and respond to an event or disaster. This guide covers everything from natural disasters to hazardous materials and terrorism.

        • Disaster planning and recovery
        • Before, during and after actions
        • Helps prepare homes, businesses, and shelters
        • Important resources and contacts
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        NAVY - SAPR Program

        Sexual assault decreases a unit's effectiveness. This guide highlights the key elements of advocacy, legal and medical procedures involved in sexual assault cases and gives victims the confidential and immediate care they need to restore their well-being.

        • Communication techniques
        • Legal procedures
        • SARC responsibilities
      • ARMY - Reunion and ReintegrationARMY - Reunion and Reintegration

        ARMY - Reunion and Reintegration

        The uncommon lifestyle that Soldiers experience during a deployment and the impact on them and their families makes a seamless transition to their old lifestyle an unreasonable expectation. This guide provides tips that can help strengthen the family unit.

        • Making your homecoming successful
        • How children may respond to your homecoming
        • Tips on overcoming communication challenges
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        Servicemembers' & Veterans' Group Life Insurance

        From the first day of active duty, a Service member is covered for the maximum amount of insurance under SGLI and VGLI. But is this enough? This guide provides a detailed overview of the different benefits that are available under SGLI and VGLI.

        • How to convert SGLI to VGLI
        • How to elect a beneficiary, or beneficiaries
        • How to claim the benefits
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        Buying a Car

        Get unbiased advice to help you decide on your next vehicle. Should you buy or lease? Should you buy new or used? This guide includes tips on financing, warranties and inspection. It also highlights important aspects to look for during a test drive.

        • Leasing vs. buying
        • New car vs. old car
        • Financing
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        Individuals who self-administer anabolic steroids may be facing serious health and legal issues. Learn about the pros and cons of long-term usage of anabolic steroids, as well as your healthier options.

        • Common compounds
        • Health risks
        • Prevention
        • Legal issues
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        Navy - Disability Evaluation System (DES)

        Sailors and Marines who suffer career-ending illnesses or injuries must be processed through the Disability Evaluation System before being separated. This guide will help them understand the process and answer several FAQs about each step.

        • Medical Evaluation Board (MEB)
        • Physical Evaluation Board (PEB)
        • Summary chart
        • Disability rating and appeal
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        NEHC - Hearing Conservation

        Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the military. Give your Navy and Marine personnel this important information to maintain combat readiness and reduce lost productivity from this preventable hazard.

        • Prevention tips
        • Characteristics of hearing loss
        • Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)
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        USAF - Reunion and Reintegration

        Coming home from deployment can be a bittersweet experience. Help your Airmen deal with the realities of transition from deployment to home station with the helpful tips in this guide.

        • Parenting issues
        • Reestablishing relationships
        • Regaining intimacy
        • Homecoming red flags
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        By highlighting the positive aspects of military life, including independence, flexibility, and diversity, we can help you improve family readiness with key parenting tips to get families through the challenges of deployment and relocation.

        • Tips for talking to your kids
        • Support tips for teens
        • Finding new schools and child services
        • Kids and stress
      • VA - Benefits for Veterans and DependentsVA - Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

        VA - Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

        Excellent benefits and first class health care services are available for veterans, yet too many Service members are unaware of what they've earned. With this guide you can educate veterans on all of their eligible benefits.

        • Outline of the health care services
        • Education benefits
        • Life insurance
        • Eligibility and how to enroll
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        Spanish for Corrections and Detention

        This guide helps non-Spanish speaking corrections officers better execute their duties and responsibilities by giving them the knowledge and power to communicate with all Latino/Hispanic inmates on daily issues and routines.

        • Common words, expressions, and slang
        • Medical terms
        • Inmate control and movement
        • Drugs and contraband
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        NAVY - Guide to the Navy Reserve

        Service Members and their Families are eligible for many benefits and services; either automatically entitled to or have earned. This guide provides resources to find benefit information from the National Guard, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

        • Family Services
        • Health Care and Education
        • Legal Assistance and Life Insurance
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        Living with Arthritis

        With arthritis affecting 46 million people in the U.S. alone, it's important to know how to detect and deal with this disease. This guide will walk you through the common forms of arthritis, its risk factors, forms of prevention and treatment, and helpful exercises to alleviate the pain.

        • Prevention and treatment
        • Exercises and medications
      • Short GameShort Game

        Short Game

        This guide is filled with tips, drills and score-saving advice to improve your short game and lower your score in the shortest possible time.

        • Choosing your wedges
        • Chip it close every time
        • Control distance on pitch shots
        • Bunkers and other problem lies
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        Driving Tips

        Filled with drills and power-generating advice, this guide can help you to knock strokes off your score by giving tips and techniques for longer and straighter drives.

        • Choosing your driver
        • Curing your slice or your hook
        • Fundamentals of setup
        • Improving accuracy
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        Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Service Members, Veterans and Families

        Don't let post-traumatic stress take over your life. If you're struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic experience, this guide will help you to be more resilient to mental stress and give you the information and resources you need to recover.

        • Symptoms of PTSD
        • Coping measures
        • Treatment
        • Important resources
      • DOL - USERRA ActDOL - USERRA Act

        DOL - USERRA Act

        Subject to some rules, USERRA guarantees an employee returning from military service the right to be reemployed at his or her former job with the same benefits. Find out if you are eligible, what your and your employer's obligations are and how to report back to work.

        • Disabilities while in military service
        • Service members obligations checklist
        • Employer obligations checklist
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        USAF - Family Member Benefits

        The relationship between mission readiness and quality of family life is extremely important. Help promote a positive environment for family members with the best information on benefits, programs and services that are available to them.

        • Health care
        • Child care & educational programs
        • Financial & legal aid
        • Spousal employment support
      • Leadership Guide to Combat Stress Control Leadership Guide to Combat Stress Control

        Leadership Guide to Combat Stress Control

        This important tool will assist leaders in the early identification and intervention of combat stress related problems so that the appropriate steps to recovery can be taken. This will help build resiliency among your Service members.

        • Assessment
        • Intervention recommendation
        • Group intervention
        • Medical evacuation
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        Arabic for Law Enforcement and Military Personnel

        This guide provides the pronunciations of hundreds of words, questions and phrases used by law enforcement and military personnel. Help your personnel better communicate with the Middle Eastern community by having them carry this handy reference.

        • Greetings and expressions
        • 30 common words and adjectives
        • Understand the fundamentals of Islam
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        RNGB - Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights

        The military team succeeds only when all members are accepted as equals. Discrimination has no place in the military. This guide will help you to get this important message out to all members of the military in a concise and effective way.

        • Racism, sexism and prejudice
        • Dealing with discrimination
        • Confronting sexual harassment
        • Cultural awareness
      • VA - Burial Benefits for Veterans and their FamiliesVA - Burial Benefits for Veterans and their Families

        VA - Burial Benefits for Veterans and their Families

        Burial benefits are potentially worth thousands of dollars and are provided at no cost. Planning the burial of a loved one is never easy - use this guide to make informed choices today or in the future.

        • National and state cemeteries
        • Headstones, markers and flags
        • Emblems, certificates and honors
        • To-Do list
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        Domestic violence happens often enough in the military that the DoD has made it an item of specific concern. Our guide speaks to victims of abuse, their friends and family, and Service members so that victims get appropriate care.

        • Abuse risk factors / indicators of abuse
        • FAP and military response system overview
        • Prevention and reporting
        • Helping a victim of abuse
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        Personal Budget Planning

        This guide will help you confront and eliminate the distractions caused by financial problems. Using this guide will ensure that you have the essential tools for planning and maintaining a personal budget.

        • Assess your net worth
        • Making a plan
        • Tips to stick to the plan
        • Tracking your budget
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        Our guide provides a simplified breakdown of the Thrift Savings Plan so that Federal employees understand their options. This information will ensure that your personnel are receiving the benefits available to them through the TSP.

        • Investment options
        • Tax advantages
        • Resources & contacts
        • Loans, transfers and withdrawals
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        In the military, stress is an ever-present reality - but extreme stress can be dangerous. Learning how to deal with it is an important skill for all active-duty Service members to have, and this guide provides the tools they need to remain healthy and ready for action.

        • Stress control for life
        • Sources & Signs of stress
        • Factors that contribute to resiliency
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        Circuit Training

        Circuit training provides the opportunity to blend aerobic and resistence types of training for the benefits of both. This guide provides the fundamental principals needed to develop a tailored program to fit your goals. Variety keeps programs fresh and fun.

        • Benefits of Circuit Training
        • Risky Exercises to avoid
        • Individual and Team Exercises
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        Dealing with crisis situations is an inevitable part of being a Service member. Use this guide as a tool to help you manage individuals during these difficult times.

        • Crisis intervention protocols, principles and procedures
        • Nature of crisis and trauma
        • Reactions to crises
        • Managing difficult situations
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        NAVY - Deployment Guide

        Deployment can be a positive experience if it is well planned and managed. This guide covers all phases of the deployment experience, and provides reliable information for you and your family to facilitate the deployment cycle.

        • Organizing your finances
        • Keeping in touch
        • Updating your legal documents
        • Family readiness plan
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        VA - Women Veterans 25 Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)

        El Centro para Veteranos de Mujeres colabora con otras agencias Federales y estatales en cuestiones relacionadas con veteranos de mujeres. Esta guía contesta las 25 preguntas el más con frecuencia hechas al centro, de servicios disponibles a opciones de empleo.

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        NAVY - Family Employment Readiness Program

        The Navy realizes that frequent relocations can create career challenges for military spouses. This guide explains the Navy Family Employment Readiness Program and how it provides many services to prepare a spouse to meet this challenge.

        • Writing the right resume
        • Conducting job searches
        • Preparing for interviews
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        Documenting the Use of Force for Corrections Officers

        Corrections & Detention professionals must use force to protect themselves, control violent prisoners and prevent escape. Poorly written documents and inadequate reporting can lead to dire consequences, including and not limited to civil litigation.

        • Writing and completing a comprehensive report
        • Verbal and non-verbal communication
        • Common control and resistance techniques
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        This guide provides information on the benefits and entitlements you may be eligible for as the survivor of a deceased Service member, including:

        • Department of Defense benefits
        • Veterans Affairs benefits
        • Ongoing military benefits
        • Funeral/memorial service
      • MARINES - Relocation Assistance Program (RAP)MARINES - Relocation Assistance Program (RAP)

        MARINES - Relocation Assistance Program (RAP)

        Relocation is a way of life in the military. This guide gives families the knowledge and resources necessary to handle a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and quickly return to a comfortable and functional lifestyle within their new community.

        • Housing
        • Entitlements
        • Benefits
        • Family matters
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        MARINES - Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP)

        Provide your Marines with information on the services available to assist active duty and Reserve spouses and family members with their employment transition. This guide includes helpful advice when applying for employment and many more useful tips.

        • Dos & don'ts for resume writing and interviews
        • Information on partnerships & agreements
        • Pertinent employment-related websites
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        MARINES - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

        Sexual assault can seriously affect mission readiness and the morale of a unit. This guide provides key information on how to deal with this situation if it arises and take immediate action to protect members affected.

        • SARC responsibilities
        • Medical procedures
        • Legal procedures
        • DoD reporting options
      • USAF - Relocation AssistanceUSAF - Relocation Assistance

        USAF - Relocation Assistance

        Help families quickly return to a comfortable and functional lifestyle within their new community by providing them with the knowledge and resources necessary to handle the challenges of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

        • Relocation entitlements
        • Housing
        • Moving checklist
        • Website resources
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        Domestic Violence Investigations

        Domestic violence is a reality in many homes across America, but law enforcement officers can help stop the cycle. This guide will show you how to promptly identify offenders so that they can be arrested and prosecuted.

        • Reporting strategies
        • Describing crime scenes
        • Interview techniques
        • Identifying injuries
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        Provide your personnel with a solid foundation of knowledge to successfully navigate the home-buying process. This handy guide will ease their transition to being a home owner by walking them through the home-buying experience.

        • Mortgage shopping
        • Your budget
        • Home shopping
        • Inspection
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        ARMY - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

        The issue of family members with special needs is important to the Army. Soldiers and their families can use this guide to fully understand how to get through the enrollment process and learn about all the resources available to them.

        • What are the benefits of enrollment?
        • Medical and educational criteria
        • Housing services
        • Community support services
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        Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) for the Uniformed Services

        You can provide members with clear, concise details of the costs and benefits of the SBP. This will give members the information needed to make good decisions about their future and give them peace of mind that their family members will be taken care of.

        • Stopping and resuming SBP
        • Integration with VA benefits
        • Coverage for spouse and children
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        Elastic Resistance Training

        This guide presents a complete exercise program using a simple six-foot resistive tubing. The simple techniques provided in this guide will allow you to keep in good physical fitness anywhere anytime without the need of expensive Gym equipment. Includes 33 illustrated exercises

        • 12 upper-body exercises
        • 12 lower-body exercises
        • 6 core exercises
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        ARMY - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program

        Sexual assault can erode the morale of a unit. All personnel should know how to deal with sexual assault and take immediate action to protect those affected. This will make the difference in how your military personnel survive sexual abuse incidents.

        • Sexual assault response coordinator responsibilities
        • Commander's checklist for prevention and response
        • Restricted & Unrestricted reporting
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        Military Income

        Help your personnel ensure they are receiving all of their entitlements and can plan for their family's financial well-being. Our guide provides a simplified breakdown of the complex military pay structure to ensure members understand what they have earned.

        • Overview of the pay system
        • Types of military pay and deductions
        • Important allowances
        • Allotments
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        CSB/REDUX

        Do your people know about the Career Status Bonus? Give them this important information to help them determine if they are eligible, and if it is right for their situation.

        • Calculating retired pay
        • CSB & taxes
        • Potential earnings
        • Calculation tables
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        Fitness For Golfers

        Do you struggle with fatigue on the golf course, or experience soreness after your round? The solution may be as simple as improving your fitness level. Use this guide to help increase your flexibility, strength and endurance.

        • Essentials
        • Power training
        • Flexibility
        • 8-week program
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        Spanish for Patrol Officers

        Don't let language be a barrier to doing your job! This quick-reference guide provides law enforcement officers with the Spanish translation and pronunciation of hundreds of questions and phrases they use daily.

        • Interview questions
        • Drug/alcohol use
        • Arrest and control
        • Greeting and expressions
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        Keeping Youth Drug-Free

        Communicating with children is about much more than just saying no. By applying the key communication strategies found in our "Keeping Youth Drug Free" guide, parents can positively impact their children's decisions regarding drug use.

        • Being a positive role model
        • Making clear rules
        • Drug facts
        • Resources
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        Managing Your Stress

        The information and exercises in this guide will help you better understand stress and give you tips and tools to maintain a good balance of stress in your life. Learn about 10 important stress management methods that will improve your quality of life.

        • Relaxation through spiritual and physical exercise
        • Breathing techniques
        • Stress at work
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        Protection through Prevention against Biting Arthropods

        Protect yourself and your Sailors from unnecessary losses due to insect bites. With detailed images on dangerous critters, as well as preventative measures and equipment, this guide helps Sailors and Marines remain combat-ready at all times.

        • Types of insects & arthropods
        • Disease signs & symptoms
        • Personal protective measures (PPM)
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        Documenting the Use of Force

        Police officers must sometimes use force to protect themselves and others. With this guide you can help your officers improve their report writing on Use of Force incidents and reduce the time they spend explaining themselves to lawyers.

        • Writing and completing a comprehensive report
        • Strategies for taking accurate and consistent notes
        • Verbal and non-verbal behavior and communication
        • Common control and resistance techniques
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        ARMY - Relocation Readiness

        A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is a normal - but stressful - part of military life. This Relocation guide is designed to help Army families have as smooth a transition as possible in their new surroundings.

        • Relocation entitlements
        • Moving overseas
        • Housing
        • Moving checklist
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        Weight Management

        Control your weight safely and effectively. This guide offers practical suggestions and lifestyle strategies to effectively maintain and lose weight. Manage your cravings, survive restaurants, stay motivated and be healthy.

        • Understand your eating habits
        • Manage your cravings
        • Keeping the weight off
        • BMI Chart
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        NAVY - Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) Program

        Nobody wants CACO duty. Those who do it need to be prepared with all necessary information to help grieving families through this difficult time. Give these unsung heroes the best possible resource to help them perform this duty effectively.

        • CACO do's & don'ts
        • Notification process
        • Benefits checklist
        • Bereavement
      • VA - Vocational Rehabilitation and EmploymentVA - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

        VA - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

        The VR&E program's primary function is to help veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. This guide includes FAQs and definitions for veterans' quick reference.

        • Rehabilitation plan
        • How to apply
        • Online self-help
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        NAVY - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

        Family readiness of all types is important to the Navy. Support Sailors and family members with special needs to fully understand the enrollment process and all the resources available to them.

        • Medical & TRICARE
        • Educational criteria for enrollment
        • Housing services
        • Community support services
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        USAF - Readiness and Deployment Guide

        Effective planning for deployment helps strengthen family bonds and counters the emotional effects of extended separation. Use this guide as a means to ensure that Service members and their families are mission-ready throughout the deployment cycle.

        • Deployment for Service members and their families
        • Financial and legal document preparation
        • Housing and vehicle concerns
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        ARMY - Fitness Deployed

        Help your personnel stay in shape when away from the gym. Developed especially for deployed personnel, this guide presents a complete exercise program using simple six-foot resistive tubing.

        • Includes 33 illustrated exercises
        • 12 upper-body exercises
        • 12 lower-body exercises
        • 6 core exercises
      • NAVY - Relocation AssistanceNAVY - Relocation Assistance

        NAVY - Relocation Assistance

        Relocation is a way of life in the military. This guide gives families the knowledge and resources necessary to handle a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), and quickly return to a comfortable and functional lifestyle within their new community.

        • Housing
        • Entitlements
        • Benefits
        • Family matters
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        MARINES - Preseparation Guide

        You've accumulated many skills and talents as well as earned access to benefits and services during your military career. This guide assists you to make the right choices for you and your family at this time of transition.

        • Employment & Relocation Assistance Programs
        • Educational & training options
        • Marine Reserve opportunities
        • Eligible benefits & services
      • Healthy LifestyleHealthy Lifestyle

        Healthy Lifestyle

        Based on the Healthier U.S. Four Pillars of Health initiative, this guide will help you to implement better lifestyle choices that will lead to a healthier, longer and more active life.

        • Increase your physical activity
        • Eat a balanced diet
        • Go for regular medical checkups
        • Avoid risky behaviors
      • Healthy Lifestyle for Military PersonnelHealthy Lifestyle for Military Personnel

        Healthy Lifestyle for Military Personnel

        Healthy Service members are more effective. With the help of this guide you can inspire your personnel to implement better lifestyle choices that will make them lead longer, healthier, and more active lives.

        • Increase your physical activity
        • Eat a balanced diet
        • Go for regular medical checkups
        • Avoid risky behaviors
      • Healthy SleepHealthy Sleep

        Healthy Sleep

        We need 8 to 10 hours of continuous sleep each night - not an easy task in our stress-filled society. In fact, almost 70 million Americans have problems sleeping! Learn about the benefits of a good night's sleep, and avoid associated health issues.

        • Health risks
        • Sleep hygiene
        • Tips for shift workers
      • VA Women Veterans 25 FAQVA Women Veterans 25 FAQ

        VA Women Veterans 25 FAQ

        Here are the answers to the 25 most frequently asked questions to The Center for women Veterans. Let our guide help you clarify the VA benefits and health care services available to women veterans.

        • Health services
        • Education benefits
        • How to apply for loans
        • Employment options
      • Controlling Your CholesterolControlling Your Cholesterol

        Controlling Your Cholesterol

        Avoid becoming a statistic. "Controlling Your Cholesterol" will give you valuable information about what your blood cholesterol levels mean and show you how to improve your levels if they are not where they should be.

        • What is cholesterol?
        • LDL and HDL
        • Diet, nutrition and physical activity
        • Medication
      • Lowering Your Blood PressureLowering Your Blood Pressure

        Lowering Your Blood Pressure

        Approximately one-third of Americans with hypertension don't even know that their blood pressure is abnormal. Learn about the consequences of high blood pressure in order to protect yourself from "the silent killer."

        • Blood pressure control
        • Healthy weight
        • Physical activity
        • Medications
      • DiabetesDiabetes

        Diabetes

        Diabetes causes many serious health problems, and is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Provide your patients with critical information regarding the potential consequences of this disease, as well as their treatment options.

        • Health problems
        • Diabetes types
        • Exercise and nutrition
        • Lifestyle guidelines
      • Suicide PreventionSuicide Prevention

        Suicide Prevention

        This guide on suicide prevention helps you understand suicidal behavior, reveals warning signs, and offers prevention tips to help save lives. As a key component of your suicide prevention program, this guide will help prevent the needless loss of life.

        • Risk factors and clues
        • Helping family, friends and colleagues
        • Resources
      • Stress Management for Emergency PersonnelStress Management for Emergency Personnel

        Stress Management for Emergency Personnel

        Don't let stress take over your life. Law enforcement and emergency personnel can learn basic tips to recover from the stressful situations they face and to cope with stress on a daily basis.

        • Nature of stress
        • Normal and destructive stress
        • False stress cures
        • Stress survival skills
      • Crisis Intervention for Emergency PersonnelCrisis Intervention for Emergency Personnel

        Crisis Intervention for Emergency Personnel

        Emergency personnel can now learn how to deal with people in a state of emotional turmoil, and help make a difference in how well a these people cope with crisis.

        • Gives the ability to be alert in crisis situation
        • Psychological response sequence
        • Crisis intervention protocols
        • Dealing with unusual and difficult situations
      • NAVY - Family Member BenefitsNAVY - Family Member Benefits

        NAVY - Family Member Benefits

        The Navy has several underused programs and benefits that have been established to enhance the lives of all members of the Navy family. Help Sailors maximize the benefits they have earned by supplying them with this comprehensive resource.

        • FFSC services
        • Family benefits and education
        • Medical, dental and MWR
      • ARMY - Deployment GuideARMY - Deployment Guide

        ARMY - Deployment Guide

        This guide covers key information on all phases of the deployment experience, helping to reduce the burden of family separation. It ensures that Service members and their families are mission-ready throughout the deployment cycle.

        • Deployment for families and single members
        • Financial preparation
        • Emotional cycle of deployment
        • Family support hotlines and resources
      • USCG - Deployment GuideUSCG - Deployment Guide

        USCG - Deployment Guide

        This guide covers key information on all phases of the deployment experience, helping to reduce the burden of family separation. It ensures that Coast Guard members and their families are mission-ready throughout the deployment cycle.

        • Deployment for families and single members
        • Financial preparation
        • Emotional cycle of deployment
        • Family support hotlines and resources
      • ARMY - Employment Readiness ProgramARMY - Employment Readiness Program

        ARMY - Employment Readiness Program

        The mobile lifestyle of the military creates stress on the Army spouse's career and on the family budget. This guide will provide Army families with key information on finding gainful employment which will increase the retention of your Soldiers.

        • Military Spouse Program
        • Conducting job searches
        • Interview tips
        • Information on resume styles
      • VA - Dependent's Educational Assistance Program VA - Dependent's Educational Assistance Program

        VA - Dependent's Educational Assistance Program

        The DEA program (Chapter 35) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans. Available benefits are outlined in a Frequently Asked Questions format.

        • For what training am I eligible?
        • How much assistance will I receive?
        • Can I receive tutorial assistance?
        • Any restrictions on training?
      • Freedom from TobaccoFreedom from Tobacco

        Freedom from Tobacco

        Do you want to be free from tobacco? Rid yourself of this terrible addiction. Developed in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this guide will increase your chances of a successful transition to a tobacco-free life.

        • Why do I smoke?
        • Harmful effects
        • Tips to quit
        • Prevent relapse
      • Freedom from AlcoholFreedom from Alcohol

        Freedom from Alcohol

        Cut down or completely eliminate alcohol from your life! If you think you may have a drinking problem at any level, use this guide to gain a wealth of information, ideas and suggestions on how to deal with this issue.

        • Facts
        • Assess your drinking
        • How to quit
        • Relapse prevention
      • Smart Nutrition LogSmart Nutrition Log

        Smart Nutrition Log

        People who keep food and exercise records lose more weight and maintain weight loss more successfully than those who don't keep records. Self-monitoring in this nutrition log is the first step you can take toward healthier nutrition habits.

        • MyPlate food guidance system
        • Food equivalent charts
        • Paper log pages
      • The Montgomery GI Bill: Active DutyThe Montgomery GI Bill: Active Duty

        The Montgomery GI Bill: Active Duty

        Get the education or training you've earned with the Montgomery GI Bill. Learn how you can benefit from this bill and get the career you want.

        • Qualification and requirements
        • Related benefits
        • Application process
        • VA contacts
      • Exercise for SeniorsExercise for Seniors

        Exercise for Seniors

        Just because you are older does not mean you have to accept a slow physical decline. This guide is all about adding life to your years. Learn about:

        • How exercise will help you lead a healthy and independent life
        • The four components of physical activity
        • How to incorporate exercise into your life
        • Safety tips for exercising
      • Practice Games for Players 11 and OverPractice Games for Players 11 and Over

        Practice Games for Players 11 and Over

        Games are a great way to teach skills and make practices more fun. Even experienced coaches never seem to have enough drills and games. These 20 games will boost your players' attention span and enthusiasm to practice skills.

        • Ball control
        • Dribbling
        • Passing and shooting
        • Tackling and heading
      • Practice Games for Players 10 and UnderPractice Games for Players 10 and Under

        Practice Games for Players 10 and Under

        As a coach of young players, finding ways to help them improve and practice their skills requires imagination and a little fun. This guide details 20 fun games that will boost your players' enthusiasm and attention span to their practice skills.

        • Dribbling
        • Passing and control
        • Shooting and goal-keeping
        • Tackling
      • Prenatal and Postpartum FitnessPrenatal and Postpartum Fitness

        Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

        Our guide is designed for women who want to be healthy and fit throughout their pregnancy. It contains key information on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and provides simple and safe training programs for each stage of this miracle.

        • Easy to use Illustrated exercises
        • Post-natal fitness information Tips on Nutrition
        • Pre-Natal fitness routines
      • Stability Ball TrainingStability Ball Training

        Stability Ball Training

        Stability ball training is a fun and effective way to improve strength, balance, posture and overall fitness. Learn how to incorporate the stability ball in to your overall fitness program.

        • Beginner to advanced levels
        • Core conditioning
        • Stretching exercises
        • Balance and body positioning
      • MARINES - Training GuideMARINES - Training Guide

        MARINES - Training Guide

        Becoming a Marine means maintaining a lifestyle centered around physical fitness. This guide will help all Marines in maintaining a fit lifestyle, while getting them ready for the USMC Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

        • Physical Fitness Tests
        • Tips for success and motivation
        • Supplemental training exercises with illustrations
      • Rehabilitation for the ShoulderRehabilitation for the Shoulder

        Rehabilitation for the Shoulder

        Combined with your physician's recommendations, this guide can help prevent shoulder injuries and will complement your rehabilitation program. It includes 29 illustrated flexibility and strengthening exercises for your shoulders.

        • Anatomy of the shoulder
        • Common shoulder injuries
        • Injury prevention strategies
        • Shoulder strengthening and flexibility exercises
      • Rehabilitation for the Lower BackRehabilitation for the Lower Back

        Rehabilitation for the Lower Back

        Combined with your physician's recommendations, this guide can help prevent lower back injuries and will complement your rehabilitation program. Includes 32 illustrated flexibility and strengthening exercises for your lower back.

        • Developing a healthy back
        • Common injuries and conditions
        • Rehabilitation programs
      • Rehabilitation for the KneeRehabilitation for the Knee

        Rehabilitation for the Knee

        Combined with your physician's recommendations, this guide can help prevent knee injuries and will complement your rehabilitation program. Includes 32 illustrated strengthening exercises for your knees.

        • Functional anatomy
        • Common injuries
        • Rehab phases (for acute and oversuse injuries)
      • Soccer TacticsSoccer Tactics

        Soccer Tactics

        This guide is an excellent tool to help amateur players and coaches improve their knowledge of simple tactics by illustrating the principles of offense and defense at the team level.

        • Offense: mobility and depth
        • Offense: penetration
        • Defense: depth and balance
        • Principles of team play
      • Soccer LawsSoccer Laws

        Soccer Laws

        This handy reference on the rules of soccer is not only a great way to inform new fans and players about this game, but also a wonderful reminder for amateur officials and coaches on the specifics of the rules.

        • Illustrated offside rules
        • Fouls and misconduct
        • Penalty and free kicks
        • Referee signals
      • Soccer SkillsSoccer Skills

        Soccer Skills

        For those players and coaches who want to improve their individual soccer techniques and skills, this guide will provide the tips and drills to get you and your players to the next level.

        • Passing and dribbling
        • Ball control
        • Shooting drills
        • Heading and tackling
      • Smart Nutrition 101Smart Nutrition 101

        Smart Nutrition 101

        Start eating healthy with the help of this smart nutrition guide. Learn how to balance nutritious foods with exercise so that you can live a healthy and fit lifestyle.

        • Understanding carbohydrates, proteins and fats
        • Dietary guidelines for Americans
        • Calculating your BMI
        • Extensive Food Grid Chart
      • Performance Nutrition for Service MembersPerformance Nutrition for Service Members

        Performance Nutrition for Service Members

        Learn which foods supply your body with the right kind of energy for optimal performance. The handy nutritional value grids can increase your awareness about the foods you eat and help you make the right choices.

        • Why worry about nutrition?
        • Nutrition guidelines
        • Food grids
        • Vitamins and minerals
      • Investment PlanningInvestment Planning

        Investment Planning

        Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. This guide provides information about investment planning to help you attain your financial goals:

        • The Cost of Procrastination
        • Investment Advisers
        • Risk, Return and Fees
        • Diversification and Asset Allocation
      • Kids LiftKids Lift

        Kids Lift

        Childhood is a critical time for developing healthy habits. It is likely that if children are active they wil lead active lives as adults. This guide provides basic information to enable children to begin a safe, effective and enjoyable fitness program.

        • Training terminology
        • Resistance training
        • Basic training principles
        • Progress and motivation
      • Golf LogGolf Log

        Golf Log

        Documenting your game's vital statistics will allow your strengths and weaknesses to be easily identified, helping you to focus on areas that need improvement. The "Golf Log" is a system that will allow you to track and chart up to 40 games this season.

        • Handicap index
        • Note-taking section
        • Stats and graphs
      • Tips for Successful PuttingTips for Successful Putting

        Tips for Successful Putting

        When you have great drive and a better approach shot, nothing is more frustrating than losing par because of your putting. In this guide you can find the essential tips and techniques for you to improve one of golf's most important shots.

        • Mechanics of putting
        • Practice drills
        • Reading the greens
        • Long and short putts
      • Mental Game of GolfMental Game of Golf

        Mental Game of Golf

        Many golfers work hard to perfect their swing, yet neglect the mental side of the game. This guide offers 50 "swing thoughts" - simple key images expressed in one short sentence to trigger a smooth and effective swing every time.

        • The setup
        • More power
        • Good tempo
        • Times of trouble
      • Training LogTraining Log

        Training Log

        Progression and improvement are important areas for all fitness programs. This guide allows you to monitor your workouts. Color coded sections help you keep track of both your aerobic workouts and your weight training sessions for a period of two years.

        • Activity/Duration/Heart rate
        • Weight and repetitions
      • Basic Weight TrainingBasic Weight Training

        Basic Weight Training

        Some people avoid this important element to their fitness routine because they are unsure of the best approach. We can help by giving the right information to start and maintain a good weight training program, including steps to design your own program.

        • Training safely and correctly
        • Program design
        • How to set personal goals
        • Descriptions of each of the 27 exercises
      • Aerobic TrainingAerobic Training

        Aerobic Training

        Everyone wants to feel and look their best. Experts agree that aerobic exercise is the backbone to improved fitness and a healthier body and mind. This guide will show you how to become aerobically fit and set you on the road to a better you.

        • What are aerobics?
        • The benefits of aerobic exercise
        • Types of aerobic activity programs
      • Basic Weight Training for Service MembersBasic Weight Training for Service Members

        Basic Weight Training for Service Members

        Service members need a balanced workout routine to ensure good performance. This guide helps by providing the information they need to start and maintain a proper weight-training regimen, including step-by-step procedures to design their own program.

        • Training safely and correctly
        • How to set personal goals
        • Descriptions of 27 exercises
      • Aerobic Training for Military PersonnelAerobic Training for Military Personnel

        Aerobic Training for Military Personnel

        Service members must be in good physical shape. Experts agree that aerobic exercise is the backbone to improved fitness and a healthier body and mind. Specifically designed for military personnel, this guide will show your team how to become aerobically fit and set them on the road to a better life.

        • What are aerobics?
        • The benefits of aerobic exercise
        • Types of aerobic activity programs
      • Golf GamesGolf Games

        Golf Games

        Golf is known as an emotional game of skill and concentration - but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. "Golf Games" was created to spice up your round of golf, offering individual, team and tournament games. Enjoy!

        • Game basics
        • Calculating point games
        • Tournament games
        • Fun games
      • Road SafetyRoad Safety

        Road Safety

        If you drive, this guide could save your life! It includes basic driving techniques and how to drive defensively in order to make you a better driver.

        • Sharing the road with others
        • Prevent car jacking
        • Use of mobile devices
      • Casino GamesCasino Games

        Casino Games

        The rules of the popular casino games are now at your fingertips. By arming yourself with the easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations in this guide you will learn the basics of these games and increase your odds of winning.

        • Roulette
        • Blackjack
        • Keno
        • Craps
      • Golf TipsGolf Tips

        Golf Tips

        From tee to green and in between, "Golf Tips" is the perfect guide for new golfers. Learn how to manage your game, from stance and grip, to club selection and etiquette. An excellent companion for the golf course or practice range.

        • Basic positioning
        • Hazards
        • Special shots
        • Pitching and chipping
      • Golf RulesGolf Rules

        Golf Rules

        Learn the rules of golf in 20 minutes! This detailed, concise guide covers the most common situations encountered on every part of the course. Increase your knowledge (and settle arguments) with our "Golf Rules" guide.

        • Hazards and obstructions
        • Putting green
        • Pace and etiquette
        • Definitions