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Military Caregiver Resources
Military Caregiver Support Initiative
The Military Caregiver Support Initiative is a Department of Defense program exclusively for military caregivers who assist wounded, ill, and injured Service members with activities of daily living. The Military Caregiver Support Initiative offers the Caregiver Resource Directory in print and online, monthly virtual forums, Military Caregiver PEER Forums (Personalized Experiences, Engagement, and Resources), specialized resources, events, and caregiver-specific webinars.
Military Caregiver PEER Forums (Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources)
The Military Caregiver PEER Forums (Personalized Experiences, Engagement, and Resources) utilize 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.
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 much more.
Monthly Military Caregiver Virtual Forums
Military caregivers may join their peers virtually in an online forum on the 4th Thursday of every month to discuss topics that they choose, share their expertise, and network with others who are experiencing similar challenges. Contact us to RSVP.
Webinars and Events
Webinars for military caregivers are hosted quarterly in collaboration with Military OneSource on specific topics like: coping with post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder; coping with traumatic brain injuries; and helping families adapt to find their new balance.