Support for Families

DCoE and Sesame Workshop Unveil When Families Grieve

elmoThe Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) and Sesame Workshop® have released When Families Grieve — a program designed to help families with children ages two to eight cope with the death of a loved one.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA HeaderThe IAVA’s Resources Web Page provides links to a variety of programs for military families, organized by type of assistance.

Code of Support

First Steps Toward Combating Military Family Suicide

CodeOfSupportLogoThis week, CNN published “The Uncounted”, an in depth and intimate look at the mental health challenges facing far too many of our military and veteran families.  Code of Support Executive Director, Kristy Kaufmann, has been a leading voice in the fight not only to track suicides among military family members, but to increase the mental   health support they so desperately need.  While many military families are thriving, there are far too many others who are struggling in silence – who feel like they don’t matter. We must have the strength to have this conversation out loud. Only then can we find solutions.  We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read Kristy’s op-ed, and reach out to us at info@codeofsupport.org to learn how you can help

“Suicide on the homefront in military families”  by Kristina Kaufmann
When I married a soldier in June 2001, I knew my life was going to change. I moved from Berkeley, California, to Fort Sill, Oklahoma — talk about a culture shock. But I was in love, and enthusiastically dove head first into a military life I knew nothing about. And then 9/11 happened, and my husband went to war. And then he went again, and again … and again  Read the Full Op-Ed

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Yellow RibbonThrough the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP),  National Guard and Reserve Component members and their loved ones have access to programs, resources, referrals, and services to minimize stress on families during all phases of deployment.

TRICARE Public Service Announcements

tricare_logoTRICARE Public Service Announcements provide important health benefit tips to military service members and their families.