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 (Personalized Experiences, Engagement, and Resources) Forum Initiative , the Caregiver Resource Directory, monthly Military Caregiver Virtual Forums, as well as Military Caregiver webinars, events and specialized resources.
The CRD is designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national and local 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 2020-2021 CRD online here or request CRD(s) at OSD.Caregiver@mail.mil
Military caregivers may join their peers through virtual teleconference lines during forums scheduled on the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. Virtual Peer Forums allow Caregivers to share their expertise and network with others who are experiencing similar challenges.
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Military Caregiver PEER (Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources) Forum Initiative
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.
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