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Here is a collection of websites that we have found useful.
Many of these sites also appear in the Resources chapter of Courage After Fire.

National Center for PTSD
www.ncptsd.va.gov
The mission of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
www.istss.org
ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma.

Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Centers (VAMedical Centers)
www.seamlesstransition.va.gov
This is the VA's main website for veterans returning from Iraqand Afghanistan. You can locate your local VA office or hospital
through this website.

Military ONESOURCE
www.militaryonesource.com
800-342-9647
Military OneSource offers 12 counseling sessions per issue to all service members and their families regardless of their status (Guard, Reserve, or Active Duty). Military OneSource also offers educational materials and services for everyday life.

Veteran's Center Readjustment Counseling Service (VetCenter)
www.va.gov
These centers, which are often staffed by veterans, are located throughout the country and provide a variety of services including counseling to veterans and their families.

Primary websites for the Armed Forces:

Army
www.army.mil

Air Force
www.af.mil

Coast Guard
www.uscg.mil

Navy
www.navy.mil

Marines
www.marines.mil

Marine for Life
www.marineforlife.org
This program is for Marines helping other Marines transitionto civilian life. It is for all Marines including injured Marines and their families. Navy personnel who served with or in direct support of Marines are also eligible to receive services.

Reserve Websites:

Air Force Reserve
www.afreserve.com

Coast Guard Reserve
www.uscg.mil/

Navy Reserve
www.navalreserve.com

Marine Corp Reserve
www.marforres.marines.mil

Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center
www.military.com/support
888-774-1361
This center advocates for severely injured military personneland their families.

Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center
www.dvbic.org
800-870-9244
This program, administered jointly by both the Departmentof Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, has a mission to “serve active duty military, their dependents, and veterans withtraumatic brain injury through state of the art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs."

FAMILY RESOURCES

American Gold Star Moms
www.goldstarmoms.com
Designed for mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.

Blue Star Mothers
www.bluestarmothers.org
Designed for mothers who have or have had children serving in the military.

MarineParents.com, Inc.
www.marineparents.com
Created to support and educate moms, dads, family, and friends of Marines through online information, chat rooms and message boards. Also helps parents find local support groups (not online).

Military Family Network
www.emilitary.org
Created to link together community organizations, local governments and businesses with the goal of supporting family members of our armed services.

Military HOMEFRONT
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
Designed to improve military quality of life, with a wide range of information for troops and families..

Military Moms
www.militarymoms.net
For parents of services members in all branches. A Christian ministry site with message boards, chat rooms, information, and links.

Military ONESOURCE
www.militaryonesource.com
800-342-9647
This organization provides various kinds of services including brief counseling to veterans and their families if the veteran isstill on active duty. Reservists and National Guard personnel canalso use this organization if they are still on active duty.

National Military Family Association
www.nmfa.org
For military service personnel and their families

Navy Moms Online
www.navymomsonline.net
For Navy parents.

Our Military Children
www.ourmilitarykids.org
For children of deployed National Guard and Reserve Military

Proud Army Moms
www.proudarmymoms.org
For Army moms, dads, spouses, and kids.

INFORMATION ABOUT PTSD AND OTHER WAR REACTIONS (or stress disorders)

David Baldwin's Trauma information Pages
www.trauma-pages.com
Designed to provide clinicians and researchers information on traumatic stress.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
www.istss.org
ISTSS is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma.

National Center for PTSD
www.ncptsd.va.gov
The mission of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

Ken Pope's Website
www.kspope.com
Provides free access to many different psychology journals and has a specific web page devoted to resources for working with military personnel and their families.

Gift from Within podcast
http://www.giftfromwithin.org
This podcast provides practical tips for military families living with combat stress and PTSD. Produced by Gift From Within-Nonprofit A-V Resources for Survivors, Caregivers & Health Professionals.

PRO BONO THERAPY SERVICES

Coming Home Project
http://www.cominghomeproject.net
This San Francisco Bay Area organization offers pro bono psychotherapy services to OEF/OIF veterans and their families.

Returning Veterans Resource Project Northwest
www.returningveterans.com
This Portland, Oregon based organization offers pro bono psychotherapy services to OEF/OIF veterans and their families.

SOFAR
www.sofarusa.org
This Boston area based organization offers pro bono psychotherapy services to OEF/OIF veterans and their families.

The Soldier's Project
www.thesoldiersproject.org
This Los Angeles based organization offers pro bono psychotherapy services to OEF/OIF veterans and their families.

VETERANS' RESOURCES

Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center
www.dvbic.org
800-870-9244
This program, administered jointly by both the Departmentof Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, has a mission to "serve active duty military, their dependents, and veterans withtraumatic brain injury through state of the art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs."

Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Centers (VAMedical Centers)
www.seamlesstransition.va.gov
The VA's main website for veterans returning from Iraqand Afghanistan. You can locate your local VA office or hospital through this website.

Make the Connection
www.MakeTheConnection.net
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the VA aimed at helping Veterans overcome and seek treatment for mental health conditions.

Department of Veteran's Affairs Veteran's Center Readjustment Counseling Service (VetCenter)
www.va.gov/rcs
These centers, which are often staffed by veterans, are located throughout the country and provide a variety of services including counseling to veterans and their families.

Educational Scholarships for OEF/OIF Veterans
www.dkfveterans.com
The DKF Veterans Assistance Foundation awards scholarships toveterans of the United States Armed Forces who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center
www.military.com/support
888-774-1361
This center advocates for severely injured military personneland their families.

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