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Background Resources on Impact of

Deployment on Military Members 

and their Families

Focus on the Military and their Families

By: James J. Messina, Ph.D.

Rand Corporation Research Reports on Deployment

Territa Nielian and Lisa H. Jaycox. “Invisible Wounds of War Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery” Santa Monica, RAND Corporation, April 2008.

Chandra, Anita, Rachel M. Burns, Terri Tanielian, Lisa H. Jaycox, and Molly M. Scott. "
Understanding the Impact of Deployment on Children and Families." Santa Monica, RAND Corporation, April 2008.

RAND Corporate Publications."
Post-Deployment Stress: What Families Should Know, What Families Can Do." Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, March 2008.

RAND Corporate Publications.
Post-Deployment Stress: What You Should Know, What You Can Do." Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, March 2008.

Hosek, James, Jennifer Kavanagh, and Laura Miller. "
How Deployments Affect Service Members
." Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2006.

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP)http://www.deploymentpsych.org/

Mission of CDP: To train military and civilian psychologists and other mental health professionals to provide high quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.

CDP's Online Courses: On 
http://deploymentpsych.org/training/online-courses the Center provides these free online courses to help professionals work better with military service members and their families:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD in Veterans and Military Personnel
  • Epidemiology of PTSD in Military Personnel and Veterans: Working with Service Members and Veterans with PTSD
  • Military Cultural Competence

  • Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for PTSD in Veterans and Military Personnel

  • The Impact of Deployment and Combat Stress on Families and Children, Part 1

  • The Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • The Impact of Deployment and Combat Stress on Families and Children, Part 2

Deployment Readiness Guides Department of Defense's Pre-

Deployment Guide: Download Copy Here

 

Department of Defense’s Defense Link for All Military:

http://www.defenselink.mil

 

Deployment Health Clinical Center’s

 

Army One Source: Army Integrated Family Network

Managing Deployment: www.myarmyonesource.com/.

Army HOOAH 4 Health Deployment Guide:
The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective


Single Service Members
http://www.usmc-mccs.org/deploy/downloads/Deployment_%20Guide_for_Singles.pdf

 

Navy Individual Augmentee Program

Command Handbook provides commanders a resource for explaining the Individual Augmentee process

Family Handbook provides family members of Individual Augmentee Sailors a resource for explaining the Individual Augmentee process

Sailor Handbook provides Sailors a resource for explaining the Individual Augmentee process

 

Air Force

Air Force Crossroads | Deployment | Predeployment Guide

 

Transition Assistance Post Deployment
Pre-Separation Guide, February 2007, is a guide with information of value to active duty service members who are transitioning into civilian employment or 

Demobizing Members of the Guard and Reserves, May 2007 includes additional information on special Transitional Health Care coverage, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, reemployment rights information, and special education and training benefits.

Army Reserve Family Programs: 
https://www.arfp.org/skins/ARFP/home.aspx?mode=user&AllowSSL=true

 

 

Deployment Mental Health Library: http://deploymenthealthlibrary.fhp.osd.mil/  

 

 

Sesame Workshop “Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployment, Homecoming, Changes video workshop aims to aid children in understanding and unbundling the tangle of complex emotions many feel in the midst of a deployment. The video also broaches the difficult subject of dealing with a parent’s debilitating war injury. The video is a follow up to Sesame Street’s previous military video, “When Parents are Deployed.” 

TurboTap.Org: Military Service People Making Transitions from Active Service-Connection to Money, benefits, jobs:http://www.transitionassistanceprogram.com/register.tpp