One of the main concerns during deployment is that Families are not sure what to expect. We want to make sure that you are prepared and have helpful tools to get you through the deployment successfully. On this page you will find several training modules on topics ranging from knowing what to expect after deployment to what works best for suicide prevention.
We encourage you to complete these modules with the hope that after completion, you will be empowered with information and better able to cope with any situation that might arise.
It is vitally important that you plan NOW for emergencies. Natural disasters will continue to occur. Violence, unfortunately, will continue to occur.
So what do you do?
Get a kit
Make a plan
For more details visit www.ready.gov.
Army OneSource has several training modules as part of their e-Learning Center. While all are very informative, recommended modules are:
- Battlemind Training for Spouses
- Army Family Team Building (I, II, and III)
- Financial Readiness Training.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides an in-depth course on PTSD. This course can be taken online by going to their website.
The U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine provides a wealth of information on Suicide Prevention.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website is a great source for information on Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. TBI can range from mild to severe, and it is important to know the symptoms and warning signs. If symptoms of TBI are persistent, it is important to seek medical attention.
OPSEC is important because we live in a world increasingly dependent on information. In this world, pieces of information (internet postings, work schedules, phone directories and more) may be assembled in order to form the “big picture” of an organization or operation. Family members need to be aware they need to be careful about what they post on the internet or say in the community.