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Special Feature: Safety and Preparedness - Resources for Military Families and Personnel

Featured Resource

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Publications

Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America's Commitment
U.S. Department of Defense, January 2011

Taking Care of the Families of America's Armed Forces
U.S. Department of Defense, May 2008

Emergency Preparedness for the Army Community Booklet
Army Asymmetric Warfare Office, No Publication Date Indicated

Related Resources

After Deployment
This site is designed to assist service members and their families manage post-deployment concerns.

Military Family Preparedness
This resource provides information for all military personnel and their families on how to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Returning Service Members
This Department of Veterans Affairs' Web site focuses on the health of and programs for military personnel returning home.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Military Families
This section of the SAMHSA Web site provides resources and referrals designed to assist veterans and their families.

U.S. Department of Defense: Force Health Protection and Readiness
The purpose of this site is to enhance communication regarding the health of Service members and their families. The site provides information to: safeguard the health and well-being of Service members and their families, promote and sustain a healthy and fit force, prevent injuries and illness and protect the force from health hazards, and sustain world-class medical and rehabilitative care to the sick and injured anywhere in the world.

U.S. Department of Defense: Military Family Support
This site provides regular updates on all Department of Defense and related efforts to help improve the lives of military families.

U.S. Department of Defense: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
This office is directly responsible for programs and policies which establish and support community quality of life programs on military installations for service members and their families worldwide. This office also serves as the focal point for coordination of the broad range of quality of life issues within the Department of Defense.

U.S. Department of Justice: Strengthening Our Military Families
The Attorney General is committed to three primary priorities: stopping terrorism, reducing domestic crime, and fair administration of justice. Each area has applicability to supporting military families and providing safeguards for rehabilitation of military members, families, and veterans.

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