Content tagged "military families"

Be an Expert Problem Solver! Caregiving for and Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

Family Caregiving Updated: January 10, 2014

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The large number of military personnel returning with...

What is an allotment on a service member’s military pay stub?

Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically withdrawn from a service member’s paycheck (this process can be voluntarily or...

A service member cannot afford to pay the minimum payment on a Military Star Card. Can the interest rate be lowered?

Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

It should be noted at the outset that the “real” problem is probably not the interest rate. It is more likely the service member’s spending habits and debt...

When do End of Month (EOM) Leave and Earning Statements (LES) come out?

Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

End of Month (EOM) Leave and Earning Statements (LES) are available on the Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s (DFAS) website. Dates for EOM LESs in...

How do allotments work through Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)?

Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) is the agency that handles military pay. An allotment is a way to withhold or distribute money from a service...

Personal Finance - Military Families

Updated: October 29, 2013


Bullying Webinar

Parenting Updated: October 11, 2013

Bullying: What We Know Now Presented: November 15, 2010Are you up on the latest research about bullying in childhood and adolescence? Do you have the...

What Military Caregivers Need to Know about Assistive Technologies

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

The need for assistive and adaptive technologies has increased with the return of wounded warriors from tours of duty.

Caregivers' Guide to Battling Suicide on the Home Front

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Between 2005 and 2010, one service member died approximately every 36 hours from suicide - many categorize military suicide as the unseen enemy of war.

Effects of Visible and Invisible Parent Combat Injuries on Children

Family Caregiving Updated: August 01, 2013

Authors: Adrian Blow, Ph.D.; Joel Ketner, M.S.; and Hiram Fitzgerald, Ph.D.Michigan State University  Service members returning from deployment may come home...

Soldier and Family Assistance Centers

Family Caregiving Updated: July 30, 2013

Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs) provide services tailored to meet the needs of warriors in transition and their families. An SFAC consists of a...

Sizing Up Your Financial Situation

Personal Finance Updated: July 19, 2013

Sometimes unforeseen events in life challenge us. Regardless of the reason, you need to take charge during these challenging times.

Understanding Respite Care for Military Family Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: July 11, 2013

Author: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., Owner of MBP Consulting & Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionAs someone caring for a wounded, ill,...

Wounded Warriors and Intimacy

Family Caregiving Updated: December 12, 2012

Trauma, whether physical or psychological, can affect the emotional and sexual relationships of wounded warriors and their partners. As a caregiver, you may...

Caring for Those with Chronic Pain

Family Caregiving Updated: November 19, 2012

Pain is one of the symptoms most frequently reported by service members returning from military deployment. As a caregiver, understanding and managing the...

Bullying: Resources for Parents

Parenting Updated: August 31, 2012

Bullying is a common experience for children. It can have serious consequences for both victim and bully. What does a parent need to know?

Family and Child Care

Family Caregiving Updated: March 13, 2012

Military caregiving involves new roles and challenges in your life that can affect your relationships with your wounded warrior and children. A service...

Military Acronyms

Family Caregiving Updated: March 01, 2012

 The military community uses numerous abbreviations and acronyms to identify various programs, organizations, and titles. As a military caregiver, you may be...

Caring for Those with Traumatic Brain Injury

Family Caregiving Updated: February 21, 2012

Does your wounded warrior...If so, he or she may be experiencing symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is a life-altering event for wounded warriors...

Understanding URLs

Network Literacy Updated: January 19, 2012

The unique address of a Web page is referred to as a Uniform or Universal Resource Locator (URL). For...

Creating a Portable File of Important Documents

Life’s emergency situations require advance preparation and planning. The first step is organizing your financial information. Do you have an appropriate...

Sometimes my baby's eyes look crossed. Is this normal?

Parenting Updated: January 12, 2012

It’s normal for infants’ eyes to look crossed momentarily for their first 18 months. As babies eyes get stronger this will happen less and less. Babies learn...

My baby has been teething for months now why haven't her teeth come in yet?

Parenting Updated: January 11, 2012

As painful as this process can be for babies and parents, many infants teethe for what seems like an eternity. Unfortunately, it is not at all unusual for a...

Just in Time Parenting Podcasts 1st Year

Parenting Updated: January 11, 2012

The following are audio files based on the Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters for months 1-12, developed by Dr. Diana Del Campo at New Mexico State...

Saving for Children’s College Education

Personal Finance Updated: January 06, 2012

Yilmazer, T. (2008). Saving for children’s college education: an empirical analysis of the trade-off between the quality and quantity of children. Journal of...

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