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A Children’s Guide to Coping with Disasters C0254
This presentation talks about the many different types of disasters and helps children build resiliency toward disasters by developing effective coping skills.

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A Guide for Helping Children Manage Anger C0098
This presentation was developed to help parents and caregivers recognize when a child is acting out through anger, when it is normal and healthy and how to recognize signs that something more serious is going on and should be addressed.

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Anger Management AM0083
This presentation explores the motivation to choose anger over other healthier responses and offers techniques for managing anger as well as the proper way to calm an angry person.

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Anger Management for Teens AM0003
A presentation to help teens understand different types of anger, which type they exhibit, healthy ways to manage anger and when to seek help if their anger feels out of control.

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Anger Management from Combat to Home AM0002
This presentation was designed for the Service Member. This presentation explores anger, how it is used very differently but appropriately in a number of situations and how to best reintegrate healthy anger management coping skills for tense situations on the home front – and not anger management skills learned in combat.

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At Risk Service Members: A Guide for Command ML0223
This presentation examines at risk behaviors, who can be at-risk and what their behavior might look like and what to do if you recognize these behaviors in a service member.

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Balancing Work, Life and Command ML0259
Working long hours, taking on additional tasks at home and work increases stress for individuals. This presentation will teach participants ways to improve stress management skills and balance the stressors of family and their careers.

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Be a Mindful Eater & Not an Emotional Eater 
Emotional Eating: Could it be what’s eating you and not what you are eating? ML0277
Summary: Mindful eating has been shown to have a significant, positive impact on health and wellness. This presentation talks about scientific facts that support the benefits of mindful eating and offers tools for integrating the practice into your own life.

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Building Healthy Marriages RR0121
This presentation focuses on the keys to building a healthy marriage: mutual trust, respect and communication.

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Building Resiliency in Children: A Parent’s Guide P0217
This presentation will teach participants how to recognize characteristics of resilient children as well as methods for building resilience in children by teaching coping skills, optimism, character building and more.

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Building Stress Resiliency: Making Stress Work For You S0276
This presentation exposes and challenges participants to evaluate their beliefs about stress and helps them to learn how to make stress work for them in a positive manner. Four ways to increase stress resiliency and practice techniques for reducing stress related tension are included in the presentation.

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Bully Busting Activities (1st – 8th grade instructor’s guide) C0017
The purpose of this presentation is to guide children through three processes of discovery, positive action and resolution in terms of bullying.

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Challenges Faced By Dual Military Couples M0225
During this presentation, participants will learn about: the challenges of dual military couples and coping methods for dealing with the challenges and what to do when the dual military couple has children and both parents deploy.

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Challenges of Changing Schools C0186
It’s tough to start at a new school! All new people, old friends left behind, who knows where this group is with their text books? This presentation addresses each of these challenges and offers suggestions for making new friends and keeping your grades up through the process.

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Children & Separations Issues of Deployment C0008
This presentation addresses the positive aspect of separation from the deployed parent and ways to strengthen the relationship long distance. Additionally, it discusses detrimental coping strategies to watch for and signs to recognize that it is time to seek professional help.

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Children and Moving C0204
This presentation covers the challenges children face when moving to a new location and tips to help children handle moving and adjusting to their new surroundings.

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Combat-Related Stress Reactions: What Service Members and Families Need to Know S0009
This presentation teaches coping skills for the service member as well as how the family members (as well as employers and coworkers) can take an active role in the healing process.

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Communication and Assertiveness ML0089
This presentation addresses components of communication: verbal and nonverbal communication, communication guidelines, the importance of an active listener, how to communicate long distance and more.

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Communication for Teens C0014
This presentation provides reassurance to teens regarding common teenage struggles and teaches skills for effective communication including how to listen and healthy ways to communicate anger.

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Communication Training ML0015
This presentation defines the different types of communication and offers guidelines to becoming an effective communicator.

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Conflict Resolution C0040
This presentation begins with a review of how to recognize and understand conflict, including providing a review of the many different styles of conflict. The presentation goes on to look at the many different ways one can respond to conflict, provides communication guidelines and explores effective ways to positively resolve conflict.

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Conflict Resolution with Children ages 4 – 12 C0018
You will find guidelines and ground rules for everyone to use when resolving conflict as well as effective problem solving techniques will be addressed. This is developed for parents.

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Conflict Resolution with Children ages 13-16 C0043
This presentation provides guidelines and ground rules for everyone to use when resolving conflict as well as effective problem solving techniques will be addressed. This is developed for parents.

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Conflict Resolution for Middle School C0193
This presentation is designed to help middle school-age kids understand what conflict is, different responses to conflict, communication skills that can help prevent conflict and beneficial ways of handling and resolving conflict.

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Controlling Anger AM0209
This presentation will teach you the positive and negative affects of anger, warning signs that anger is escalating.

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Coping Skills for the Recruiter Lifestyle ML0253
This presentation focuses on the positives as well as the challenges of the recruiter lifestyle and how they affect the recruiter, the spouse and the family. The presentations wraps up with a discussion of proven coping skills that can help to reduce the stressors common to this lifestyle.

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Coping Strategies for the Uncertainties of Life ML0013
This presentation explores the difficulties of failed expectations and explores effective coping strategies and how to employ them.

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Coping with Challenges While on R&R RR0150
R&R provides a short respite from active duty but can sometimes pose many challenges for rest and relaxation. This presentation addresses the common challenges of R&R and provides tools to keep the visit positive for all.

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Coping with Transitions SM0158
This presentation addresses the inevitable: change and focuses on different coping mechanisms that can create a smooth transition.

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Creating a Healthy Marriage RR0034
This presentation discusses the myths and examines the stages of marriage and addresses the behaviors that lead to and intensify marital conflict. It teaches keys to creating and maintaining a healthy marriage.

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Deployment Survival D0044
This presentation offers pre-deployment considerations, tips for managing the separation and staying in touch.

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Developmental Stages 13 – 18 C0256
This presentation discusses rate of development and growth for the 13 to 18 year old and how each child is unique.

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Effective Discipline for Pre-Teens ages 10-12 P0022
This workshop teaches parents and caregivers how to maintain good communication, how to discipline, how the military lifestyle briefing affects the child and more.

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Effective Discipline for School Age Children ages 6-9 P0020
This presentation addresses the developmental stage of six to nine year olds and effective tools for setting guidelines, shaping behavior, discipline and touches on the affect deployment has on this age group.

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Effective Discipline for Teens ages 13-17 P0023
Parents and caregivers of teenagers will learn effective guidelines for setting rules, limits and consequences for their teen.

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Effective Discipline for Young Children ages 2-5 P0039
This presentation explores our job as caregivers and parents to support a positive learning environment while creating guidelines and teaching skills that promote the growing process.

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Effects of Extended Daylight and Darkness ML0228
This presentation will discuss the possible effects of extended periods of sunlight, the causes of these effects and coping strategies to mitigate any negative impact.

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Emotional Cycle of Deployment RR0218b
Participants will experience an in-depth review of the emotional stages of deployment: Pre-deployment, Deployment, Moving into Reunion and Reunion, the possible effects of these stages as well as tips for managing the potential stress.

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Facing the Challenges of Divorce RR0118
Living through a divorce is a tremendous challenge that affects all facets of life. Facing Challenges of Divorce addresses the causes and the realities of divorce, how to forgive and how to help children work through the challenges so everyone can move on positively.

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Family Reunion RR0031
This presentation helps participants develop realistic expectations and prepare for a successful transition back to life at home.

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From Combat to Home ML0162
This presentation addresses the challenges and benefits of military life and of returning home from deployment. These challenges have varied effects on Service Members, spouses and children; this presentation teaches coping techniques for everyone.

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From Couplehood to Parenthood M0170
This presentation takes an honest look at the changes a couple faces upon welcoming a baby into their family and how to make the transition to welcoming the new member if the spouse is deployed.

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Healthy Relationship Skills for Singles M0192
Does it seem easy to find people to date but impossible to find a good match? This presentation will help you to clarify what you are really looking for in a relationship and help you to become aware of your own personal pitfalls in choosing the wrong people.

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Helping Children Cope with Post-Deployment Issues P0143
This presentation talks about a child’s concerns and potential challenges with the return of a parent from deployment and suggests coping techniques that a parent can employ to support a satisfying and positive reintegration process for the entire family. Includes parent guides and activities for toddlers/preschoolers, grade-school children and teenagers.

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Helping the Service Member Reconnect with their Child RR0173
This presentation looks at the possible reactions children have to their returning Service Member parents and offers way that can help the child reconnect.

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Homecoming & Reunion RR0029
This presentation addresses concerns and guides participants through a proactive approach to encourage a positive reintegration.

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How Children Grieve C0101
This presentation offers parents and caregivers tools for assisting children at all developmental stages through the death of a loved one.

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Introducing a New Baby P0196
This presentation will help participants understand their child’s possible reaction to a new sibling as well as helpful ways to prepare a child for a new sibling.

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Issues Families Face When the Military Deploys D0028
This presentation helps families recognize the symptoms of deployment stress and teaches personal strategies that cope with stress.

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Life in Balance: Relaxation & Stress Relief S0001
Competing demands will be identified, and stress management strategies (stress reduction and relaxation skills) will contribute to an understanding of how to achieve improved work/life balance.

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Maintaining a Healthy Marriage during Deployment RR0125
This presentation addresses some important steps to take to safeguard a marriage during deployment.

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Making Marriage Work after Deployment RR0035
This presentation addresses issues couples face before and after deployment and upon reintegration.

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MatriMoney F0138
MatriMoney addresses the financial issues common between spouses, how to learn to recognize your own emotions with money and your partners as well as tips on how to successfully communicate with your partner about money.

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Military Spouse: Commander and Chief on the Home Front ML0203
This presentation covers the positive aspects of being a military spouse as well as the responsibilities, challenges and sacrifices that military spouses deal with and where to turn for support.

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Mission Based Marriage RR0082
Marriage is never a simple undertaking – marriage plus the military lifestyle can seem impossible. In this presentation, participants will learn how to make their marriage work throughout normal challenges and those of the military lifestyle.

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Mortuary Affairs and Grief Issues MA0266
In this presentation, participants will review the challenges and positive aspects of working in Mortuary Affairs and gain a comprehensive understanding of the symptoms of grief, compassion fatigue and how to cope.

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Motivational Interviewing ML0281
This presentation has been developed as a resource for the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) Program for use when discussing Motivational Interviewing and ways to maintain positive lifestyle changes.  It may also be used when working with other groups that want to focus on healthy lifestyle changes and staying motivated through the change process. This presentation can be used as an effective tool when working with participants on setting and maintaining goals.

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Parent/Child Communication C0038
This presentation introduces the benefits of effective communication and how parents can develop healthy communication in their relationships to reinforce strong child/parent bonds. Addresses each age level.

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Parenting Skills for the Single Service Member P0131
This comprehensive presentation addresses the many aspects of single parenting in the military including: letting go of guilt, helping your child understand the importance of your job, how to effectively parent while deployed and much more.

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Parenting Teens P0027
This presentation discusses the developmental milestones teenagers reach, provides an understanding of their development and what parents can do to best support their young adult.

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Post-Combat Risk-Taking Behaviors ML0134
This presentation reviews behavior common to Service Members post-combat and suggests healthy alternatives.

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Pre-Deployment & the Single Service Member RR0122
This presentation outlines the various steps that should be addressed prior to a Service Member’s deployment including strengthening support networks, updating addresses and contact information, seeking support and taking precautions to safeguard legacies.

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Preparing for Your Parent’s Deployment RR0221
Having a parent deploy can be a difficult experience for the whole family. Participants will learn what to expect during deployment, the possible stress reactions and resulting effects as well as how to cope with that stress.

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Principles for Healthy Relationships & Marriages RR0142
This presentation looks at the origins of our own attitudes towards relationships and then talks about the healthy components of marriages and intimates relationships and how to develop the tools needs to create and maintain a healthy marriage.

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Recovering From Divorce RR0093
This presentation addresses the stages of grief and loss associated with a divorce including physical reactions and ways to cope as well as advice on children and divorce.

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Redeployment: Issues for Children RR0089
This presentation provides an overview of important information for families facing deployment – through all the cycles of deployment and from the points of view of all members.

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Reigniting the Passion after Deployment RR0148
This presentation addresses some of the common reasons that couples may face difficulty reconnecting after deployment and offers suggestions for rekindling the passion.

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Reintegration RR0278
Summary: This presentation examines the multiple feelings and experiences involved in reintegration and offers tools and positive coping mechanisms for the service member.

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Reintegration Challenges for the Single Service Member RR0117
This presentation discusses the process and challenges of reintegration for the single service member and offers tools and coping strategies for a successful journey.

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Relationship Tips for Teens C0232
This presentation will impart ways to make teen dating a positive experience, how to survive a break up and how to tell the difference between love and infatuation.

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Reunion Briefing RR0025
This presentation explores all of the questions surrounding a reunion and from all perspectives – the single service member, a returning spouse, the spouse waiting at home and children, the workplace; all of the changes that have taken place in the time apart and tips for a successful homecoming.

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Reunion: It’s a Process, Not an Event RR0181
This presentation will address preparing for redeployment and the challenges that everyone has faced during deployment: family members and Service Members.

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Responding to Toddlers Who Bite and Hit P0133
This presentation reviews challenging toddler behavior like biting and hitting and provides solutions for redirecting the child to make better choices and communicate effectively.

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Return and Reunion Workshop for Spouses RR0114
This presentation provides information that can help influence a smooth reunion with the service member by addressing the changes both spouses have experienced, where they are now as individuals, expectations and transitioning two separate lives into a successful reunion.

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Sibling/Parent Relationships: Building Healthy Relationships C0111
This presentation explores relationships between each member, provides tools to deal with conflict and communication as a means for overcoming conflict and strengthening the bond.

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Stages of Deployment RR0218
Participants will learn the emotional phases of deployment, the possible effects of the deployment phases as well as tips for managing the deployment phases.

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Strengthening Parenting Practices CY0279
This presentation is aimed at providing parenting practices that will strengthen the military family throughout the deployment cycle. Tools, exercises and real-life examples are included to drive the effectiveness of the material provided.

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Stress during the Holidays: Maintaining Balance and Stress Resilience ML0262
This presentation examines holiday stress – what it looks like and how the military lifestyle can add to the challenges inherent to this busy season. This presentation helps participants recognize the holiday blues and offers strategies for making the season a bright one for all.

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Stress Management S0054
The presentation defines stress and its effects; helps participants recognize signs and symptoms in themselves and closes with a comprehensive review of stress management strategies for limiting the negative effects of stress.

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Stress Management for Teens C0120
This presentation addresses the stresses and anxiety that teens face in their lives and offers coping skills.

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Stress Reactions & Coping Mechanisms – Honor Guard S0053
This presentation addresses common stress reactions for those assigned to the Honor Guard and teaches positive coping skills for the Honor Guard.

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Supporting the Bereaved at Home & Down Range ML0224
This presentation examines the stages of grief and different ways to provide comfort and support to those we love and care about who are experiencing a loss.

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Supporting Your Child through Deployment C0275
This presentation addresses the issues children can experience throughout a deployment and offers solutions parents can use to provide support and comfort.

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Survivor’s Guilt ML0202
This presentation will teach you how to recognize symptom’s of survivor’s guilt, understand the effects of guilt and provide you with coping methods for both adults and children.

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Talking to Parents: Effective Parent/Caregiver Communication P0010
This was developed for caregivers on the art of addressing a parent regarding issues their child may be having in the classroom or other care environment. Also Included are guidelines for long-term relationship building.

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Teaching Children How to Get Along P0185
With a roomful of young children, conflict isn’t a surprise. This presentation offers information on the caregiver’s role describes some difficult behaviors and suggests problem solving skills that can help keep the peace. Includes a workbook of activities.

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Teens & the Power of Peer Pressure C0110
This presentation provides an inside look at peer pressure – what it is and why kids sometimes give in. This presentation will also offer some ideas on how to say no to peer pressure.

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The Three “C’s” of Communication C0195
This presentation will elaborate on the three “C’s” of communication: to communicate, to collaborate and to commit. Participants will also learn about the different aspects of verbal and nonverbal
communication.

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Tips for Teachers: Working with Children during Deployment C0112
This presentation discusses ways for teachers to alleviate the stress for both the child and the parent and suggest positive coping behaviors that can help children successfully make it through a parent’s deployment and extended absence.

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Transitioning to Civilian Life RR0280
This presentation addresses the many factors and feelings involved in transitions. For example, change can be uncomfortable because of the many unknowns but we can’t avoid it. This presentation offers skills, tools and suggestions that can assist in a successful transition to civilian life.

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Trauma and Children: A Guide for Helping Children Manage Traumatic Events ML0199
This presentation discusses children’s fears and possible reactions to trauma as well as tips for talking to children and helping them cope and handle their feelings.

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Understanding Grief: Education for Caregivers ML0088
This presentation walks participants through the stages of grief, provides an in-depth discussion around the meaning of grief and how it can fluctuate depending on many factors including age, gender and closeness of the loved one lost.

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Welcome Home! Reconnecting with your Child RR0116
This presentation will walk through potential issues the returning parent will face as a result and tips for easing the situation and making homecoming an enjoyable and healthy transition for the whole family.

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What to Say When someone is Grieving G0257
This presentation provides a foundational understanding of the stages of grief and loss and guides the participant in ways of supporting the bereaved.

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When a Parent Deploys ages 2-5 C0103
This presentation addresses the relevant developmental issues, how to prepare young children for deployment and suggestions for helping children cope with the separation.

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When a Sibling Deploys ML0227
This presentation will teach siblings of service members what to expect during deployment, the positive aspects of deployment, possible stress associated with deployment, the effects of stress and finally, how to cope with the stress of having a deployed sibling.

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