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Military Caregiver Resources

The Department of Defense (DoD) provides resources and information exclusively for military caregivers who assist wounded, ill, and injured Service members with activities of daily living. DoD's military caregiver support includes the:

  • Military Caregiver PEER Forum Initiative
  • Caregiver Resource Directory
  • Monthly Military Caregiver Virtual Forums
  • Military Caregiver webinars, events and specialized resources

Military Caregiver PEER Forums 

The Military Caregiver PEER (Personalized Experiences, Engagement, and Resources) Forums utilize Military Family Life Counselors to organize and conduct forums that provide non-medical counseling opportunities for military caregivers.

At these forums, attendees discuss topics they would like to focus on, such as managing stress, nutrition, financial wellness, and employment, among other topics. The Military Caregiver PEER Forums aim to reduce stress, provide emotional support, and be a resource for valuable information through guided discussion among military caregivers, allowing them to share practical, accurate, and thorough information based on their personal experiences.

Caregiver Resource Directory

The Caregiver Resource Directory (CRD) is designed to help empower military caregivers with information about national-level resources and programs specifically for them. Topics include: 

  • Helplines
  • Advocacy and benefit information
  • Career transitions and employment
  • Military caregiver support
  • Children’s needs
  • Education and training
  • Financial support
  • Rest and relaxation 
  • Much more

You can download the CRD online or contact us to request hard copy print versions. Make sure to include the number of CRDs requested, a shipping address, and your name.

Monthly Military Caregiver Virtual Forums

Military caregivers may join their peers virtually in an online forum on the 4th Thursday of every month to discuss topics that they choose, share their expertise, and network with others who are experiencing similar challenges. Contact us to RSVP.

Webinars and Events

Webinars for military caregivers are hosted quarterly in collaboration with Military OneSource on specific topics like:

  • Coping with post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder,
  • Coping with traumatic brain injuries, and 
  • Helping families adapt to find their new balance 

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