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  • TAPS - Education Support ServicesTAPS - Education Support Services

    TAPS - Education Support Services

    After losing a loved one, making decisions concerning the future of your family is difficult. Understand the type of education options and financial support available exclusively to survivors to help smooth the path to higher education.

    • Federal, state and community education benefits
    • Service-specific benefits
    • College advice for surviving spouses
  • TAPS - Children's Grief GuideTAPS - Children's Grief Guide

    TAPS - Children's Grief Guide

    The death of a family member will have a lifelong impact on children. This guide can help you understand how grief affects children, and offers ways to help children through the grieving process.

    • Challenges for Military Children
    • Coping Strategies
    • Talking to Children
  • VA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood PartnershipsVA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    VA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    The VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) works with faith-based, nonprofit and community/neighborhood organizations to inform them of the programs and services VA has available for Veterans and their families. In this guide, you will learn about:

    • Ways of helping
    • Volunteering with VA
    • Veterans/Military Ministry
    • Resources
  • 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
  • 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
  • Managing Your StressManaging Your Stress

    Managing Your Stress

    The information and exercises in this eGuide 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VA ECoE - Epilepsy and Seizures in VeteransVA ECoE - Epilepsy and Seizures in Veterans

    VA ECoE - Epilepsy and Seizures in Veterans

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

    • Epilepsy and Seizures
    • Causes
    • Diagnostic Tests
    • Treatment
  • Family Care PlansFamily Care Plans

    Family Care Plans

    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)
  • 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
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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