Military Caregiver Support
The Department of Defense (DoD) provides resources and information exclusively for military caregivers who assist wounded, ill and/or injured Service members with activities of daily living. DoD’s Military Caregiver Support includes the Military Caregiver PEER Forum Initiative(Personalized Experiences, Engagement, and Resources), the Caregiver Resource Directory, monthly Military Caregiver Virtual Forums, as well as Military Caregiver webinars, events and specialized resources.
Military Caregiver PEER Forum Initiative (Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources)
The Military Caregiver PEER Forum Initiative utilizes Military Family Life Counselors to organize and conduct forums that provide non-medical counseling opportunities for military caregivers. At these forums, attendees discuss topics they would like to focus on, such as managing stress, nutrition, financial wellness, and employment, among other topics. The Military Caregiver PEER Forums aim to reduce stress, provide emotional support, and be a resource for valuable information through guided discussion among military caregivers, allowing them to share practical, accurate, and thorough information based on their personal experiences.
Monthly Military Caregiver Virtual PEER Forums
Military caregivers may join their peers virtually in an online forum on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss topics that they choose, share their expertise, and network with others who are experiencing similar challenges.
Webinars and Events
Webinars for military caregivers are hosted quarterly in collaboration with Military OneSource on specific topics such as coping with post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder; coping with traumatic brain injuries; and helping families adapt to find their new balance.
Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD)
The CRD is designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include: helplines, advocacy and benefit information, career transitions and employment, military caregiver support, children’s needs, education and training, financial support, rest and relaxation, and others.You can download the CRD online or contact us to request hard copy print versions. Make sure to include the number of CRDs requested, a shipping address, and your name.