Friday, June 12, 2009

FREE DVD's/CD's to Help Families Deal with Deployment...

Here is a selection of several free DVD's & CD's offered by Military OneSource to help military families during the deployment period:

Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes?

This bilingual program is designed to help support military families with children between the ages of 2 and 5 experiencing deployments, multiple deployments or when a parent returns home changed due to a combat related injury. The kit includes three video segments on two DVDs, focusing on deployments, homecomings and changes, featuring the beloved Muppets from Sesame Street combined with live action footage of military families; a special magazine for parents and caregivers; children's activity poster and Muppet postcards.

To order your FREE kit, click here or call 1-800-342-9647

Military Youth Coping with Separation: When Family Members Deploy

This 92 minute DVD is designed for older children and adolescents to help them understand that they are not alone as they experience family separation. Narrated by Cameron, a military teen who has experienced family deployment, the video shows candid interviews with military youths describing their own experiences. Viewers will learn about coping strategies for dealing with feelings and emotions during deployment challenges. A special bonus section features interviews of parents and youth-serving professionals discussing their challenges and successes while parenting and caring for military children. Also includes a military youth stress management plan.

To order your FREE DVD, click here or call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647

Children on the Homefront: Family Stories, Family Strengths

In this DVD, military families share their unique deployment experiences and challenges, and they offer tips and strategies that parents will find useful in supporting their young child before, during and after deployment.

To order this DVD, click here or call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647

These Boots: A spouse’s guide to stepping up and standing tall during deployment

On this 60 minute CD, Jacey Eckhart, a military wife for 18 years and columnist for the Virginian-Pilot, offers suggestions and strategies to help you prepare for deployment, survive (and even thrive) while you’re "married but single," and get ready for homecoming. You’ll also learn ways to communicate with your spouse, help children cope, use resources, and build a community for support and encouragement.

To order your free CD, click here or call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647

Double Duty: Staying Connected with your kids when you're a deployed dad

In this 60 minute CD, fatherhood expert and former Marine Armin Brott talks about ways to stay close with your child from before you deploy to after you return. You'll learn:
-How your child might react during each phase of your deployment
-How to make your departure easier on your family
-Ways to reach out to your child while you're deployed
-What your spouse can do to make your absence easier on your child
-What to expect when you return
-How to handle specific circumstances such as becoming a father while you're deployed, staying in touch with your child when you're divorced or single, how to keep up with your child's education, and what to do if you may be feeling combat stress
You'll also hear service members from all branches with children of all ages share their experiences as deployed dads.

To order your FREE CD, click here or call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647

Finding Strength in Family and Community

On this 64 minute CD, therapist and bestselling author Mary Pipher offers hope and ways to help us heal and draw strength from one another as she talks about how to stay calm and take care of yourself and the people you love during difficult times; how to help your children feel safe and secure; and ways to draw strength through rituals, routines, and spirituality. Dr. Pipher’s comforting words will help you through whatever hard times you may face.

To order this CD, click here or call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647