NWW Family Quarterly Newsletter (April - June 2020)
Coast Guard Support Program
The CG SUPRT Program offers free and confidential services to navigate life's challenges.
The COVID Coach app from VA Mobile was created for everyone, including veterans and service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Defense Health Agency
Download and use mobile health apps, such as Breathe2Relax, T2 Mood Tracker, Tactical Breather, and Virtual Hope Box, to maintain and enhance mental health.
FOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress) is a DoD resilience-building program. The FOCUS program is designed for military families, couples and children facing ongoing stress and change. FOCUS promotes family strengths and supports adults and children to help manage the challenges of military life.
Kids and COVID-19
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry offers suggestions on ways to talk with children about the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are a service member or veteran in crisis or if you are concerned about one, there are specially-trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Veterans Crisis Line connects service members and veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging service.
Mental Health Resources to Maintain Psychological Readiness During COVID-19
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) compiled a list of resources on the topics of managing stress, maintaining mental wellbeing, and fostering resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic for service members, families, leadership, and healthcare providers.
COVID-19 Support: Resources to help families thrive and make sense during times of uncertainty.
Coronavirus updates for the military community and how Military OneSource can help.
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a free service that links service members, veterans and their families to more than 14,000 resources.
Parenting in the Face of the Unexpected and Unknown
Responding to COVID-19
PsychArmor Institute lists four pages of caregiver resources, with topics covering Crisis Support; Education; Exercise; Financial Support; Food Insecurity and Recipes; Fun Ideas while at Home; Health Care Support; Online Caregivers Support/Community; and Self-Care.
VA Caregiver Support Program
Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program Tip Sheet with information for caregivers during COVID-19.