Links to Official Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs sites

Online Army Reserve Family Programs
Online Army Reserve Family Programs (MyArmyLifeToo). Click on the CYS link to see child and youth information. Site contains practical information about Army Reserve Family Programs.   http://www.arfp.org/skins/ARFP/home.aspx?AllowSSL=true
Department of Defense (DoD) Community & Public Outreach (CPO)
Department of Defense (DoD) Community & Public Outreach (CPO) serves as the principal advisor to the ATSD(PA) for all matters and activities related to community and public outreach for the Department to learn not only about our military and our military families who contribute so much to our communities, but also about the tremendous spirit of support for our military that exists throughout the country. To that end, this web site also features stories of how our communities, non-profit organizations, individuals and corporations support our military in countless ways, and provides information about those organizations that provide such critical support. http://www.ourmilitary.mil/
Army Families Online
Army Families Online is the cornerstone of Army Well-Being communication, improves constituent understanding of Well-Being initiatives, and obtains constituent feedback. The site offers valuable news and information about Army Life; a SmartBook that offers one-stop access to information and resources through Web links and phone numbers; access to online Well-Being Polls; electronic versions of Well-Being publications such as FLO Notes and Army Well-Being. http://www.armyfamiliesonline.org  
The National Guard Family Program
The National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. In each state, there is a State Family Program Director and one to four Wing Family Program Coordinators in support of the families. There are also Family Readiness Groups/Key Volunteer Groups, Family Readiness Assistants, Family Assistance Staff, where you, as a family member, can take full advantage of any and all services available https://www.jointservicessupport.org/fp/
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs. Site features various publications on Family Readiness and other topics. Of special interest are publications Family Toolkit and Parent’s Guide for Deployment and Your Soldier. Some of the Articles featured on AUSA website. http://www.defenselink.mil/ra   and AUSA- http://www.ausa.org/pdfdocs/YourSoldier.pdf
Commissaries and Exchanges
Commissaries and Exchanges Learn more about what’s on sale today and special offers such as phone cards and gift certificates for deployed servicemembers.   Defense Commissary Agency http://www.commissaries.com   Army and Air Force Exchange Service http://www.aafes.com   Navy Exchange http://www.navy-nex.com   Marine Corps Exchange http://www.usmc-mccs.org/shopping   Help Our Troops Call Home http://thor.milexch.com/scs/default.aspx  
Deployment Health Clinical Center Library
Deployment Health Clinical Center Library has a number of excellent resources at http://www.pdhealth.mil/library/default.asp
Defense Centers of Excellence
The mission of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) is to improve the lives of our nation’s service members, families and veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care. DCoE strives to be the trusted source and advocate for psychological health and traumatic brain injury knowledge and standards for the Department of Defense, and profoundly improve the system of care. DCoE is comprised of three centers: Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Deployment Health Clinical Center and National Center for Telehealth and Technology http://www.dcoe.mil/
Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC)
Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) http://www.pdhealth.mil/
The DoD Defense Health Agency
The DoD Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to MHS beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS. http://www.health.mil/dha
Department of Veteran Affairs
Department of Veteran Affairs http://www.va.gov/
Department of Veterans Affairs Survivor benefits
Department of Veterans Affairs Survivor benefits http://www.vba.va.gov/survivors/
TRICARE
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, and educational, medical, and personnel services to families with special needs. http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp?content_id=271240  
Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) provides financial assistance to eligible beneficiaries who qualify based on specific mental or physical disabilities and offers an integrated set of services and supplies not available through the basic TRICARE program. TRICARE ECHO doesn’t replace basic TRICARE programs; it supplements the benefits of the TRICARE program option that eligible beneficiaries use. http://www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp/tricare
Humana Healthcare Services, Inc. Self-assessment Tools
Humana Healthcare Services, Inc. Self-assessment Tools Provides TRICARE services to eligible beneficiaries in the TRICARE South Region and Puerto Rico.  Their self-assessment tools can be accessed: Alcohol abuse: http://www.humana-military.com/South/bene/HealthandWellness/BehavorialHealth/VO%20Tipsheets/Alcohol_Use_Questionnaire.pdf Depression: http://www.humana-military.com/South/bene/HealthandWellness/BehavorialHealth/VO%20Tipsheets/Am_I_Depressed.pdf
Military OneSource
Military OneSource http://www.militaryonesource.mil/ Toll Free Number 1-800-342-9647 The Department of Defense offers a 24/7 Military OneSource Call Center and website which provides military service and family member supportive information, community referrals, counseling, education materials, free webinars and other services.  Additional phone numbers for those with disabilities are shown on the Military OneSource website.  
Strong Bonds - Chaplain Facilitated Help with Relationships
Strong Bonds – Chaplain Facilitated Help with Relationships Army Reserve and National Guard Commanders and Chaplains who want to offer Strong Bonds to their Soldiers should contact the US Army Reserve Command Chaplain’s office at (404) 464-8475 or the National Guard Bureau Chaplains office at (866) 839-7438. Active Component Commanders and chaplains who want to offer Strong Bonds in their unit are encouraged to contact the Family Ministries Officer in the Army Chief of Chaplains Office at (703) 601-4448. Soldiers or family members who want to attend Strong Bonds training should talk to their unit chaplain or go to http://www.strongbonds.org for information regarding dates and locations of training opportunities. Source: http://www.strongbonds.org/skins/strongbonds/display.aspx
USA4Militaryfamilies
The USA4 Military Families initiative seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of Military members and their families, particularly as those needs intersect with state public policy. Through state/military partnerships, DoD seeks to develop relationships with states, work with them to remove unnecessary barriers, and significantly improve the quality of life for military families. http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/

Links to United States military organizations

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans
Mental Health First Aid for Veterans- a live training program, similar to First Aid CPR, designed to give individuals skills to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.   http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/
The National Guard Family Program
The National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. In each state, there is a State Family Program Director and one to four Wing Family Program Coordinators in support of the families. There are also Family Readiness Groups/Key Volunteer Groups, Family Readiness Assistants, Family Assistance Staff, where you, as a family member, can take full advantage of any and all services available https://www.jointservicessupport.org/fp/
Army Reserve Family Programs Locator
Army Reserve Family Programs Locator (for command and Army Reserve Region POCs) can be found at: http://www.arfp.org/skins/ARFP/home.aspx?mode=user 
TRICARE
Veteran Centers
Vet Centers are in more than 200 locations within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Their staff is available toll free during normal business hours at 1-800-905-4675 Eastern Standard Time and 1-866-496-8838 Pacific Standard Time. Local contact information for Vet Centers can be found in the Blue Pages of your local phone book or on the web at: http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/.

Links to Unofficial Sites and other Helpful organizations and programs

Accessibility & Disability Information & Resources in Psychology
Accessibility & Disability Information & Resources in Psychology Training & Practice: http://kpope.com/
Adolescent Substance Abuse
Adolescent Substance Abuse http://www.hhs.gov
HealthAtoZ.com
HealthAtoZ.com is a comprehensive, well-integrated health and medical resource developed by health care professionals. HealthAtoZ.com aims to improve health care by empowering consumers with the online health programs, information and technology that help them make healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and their families. http://healthfinder.gov/healthatoz/
American Heart Association
American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. http://honor.americanheart.org/
American Psychological Association (APA)
Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. http://www.apa.org/topics/controlanger.html
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and ADD
What is ADHD and ADD? WebMD and  ONE ADD Place address the disorder and treatment of the disorder. WebMD – ADD/ADHD Health Center: http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/default.htm Adult & Child ADD/ADHD – One ADD Place: http://www.oneaddplace.com/
Autism, Asperger’s & Pervasive Developmental Disorders
The philosophy of this website is that most parents are struggling financially to pay for interventions, and information from ‘support services’ should not be charging for their support, even if their government funding is marginal. The site contain a comprehensive range of free fact sheets to provide practical information and strategies, both for people with Autism or Asperger syndrome, and their families, caregivers, teachers, employers and the wider community. http://www.autism-help.org/   Autism Society of America: http://www.autism-society.org/ Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/ActEarly/autism.html The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC’s focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the essential spirit that is CDC – to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, and preparedness.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org
Children’s Behavioral/Mental Health
American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s Behavioral/Mental Health: http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/behavior.cfm
Autism Society of America
ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, and supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community. http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer
Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association www.biausa.org Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the 5.3 million Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families. Brain Injury Association National Help Line: 1-800-444-6443   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC’s focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the essential spirit that is CDC – to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, and preparedness.  
Channing Bete - Interactive pamphlets on deployment, reintegration
Channing Bete – Interactive pamphlets on deployment, reintegration (e.g., “Know What? I’m Ready for Reunion!” and “Military Family Wellbeing” and “Your Parent is Coming Home!”) www.channing-bete.com/military
Children’s Behavioral/Mental Health
American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s Behavioral/Mental Health: http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/behavior.cfm
Child Development Institute
The Child Development Institute was founded by Robert Myers, Ph.D. Dr. Myers is a Clinical Child Psychologist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and parents. Realizing the unlimited potential of the internet to provide useful information to parents, he decided to utilize this method to provide parent education that is current, relevant and easy to attain. http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/parenting/stress.shtml
Children’s Grief Education Association (CGEA)

CGEA offers great resources to help you support and care for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This site offers information on the death of a parent or other loved  and the lasting influence on a child’s life. Other useful topics include: Compassion, care, connection, understanding and patience can help and No one should face grief alone. http://www.childgrief.org/

Exercise and Stress

President’s Counsel on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) www.fitness.Gov is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. You can find out about the Council and its work, view our publications, and link to the resources of other government agencies as well as to health and fitness organizations. Physical activity and health Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) physical activity efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics. This site offers articles on physical activity and disease prevention. See http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm and http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/health/fitnexer/fitnexer.htm

Federal Citizen Information Center U.S. General Services Administration

For over 35 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get the information they need in three ways: by calling toll-free 1 (800) FED-INFO, through printed publications, or through information posted on FCIC’s family of websites. Consumers can read, print out, or save the current Consumer Information Catalog and the full text of all the publications listed in it. Consumers can also access additional information on a wide range of subjects by clicking on different topic headings.  www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Gangs and Teens

  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Youth Network web site: http://www.nationalyouth.com Parenting Teens http://www.parentingteens.com/index/Troubled+Teens/Teens+and+Gangs Troubled Teen.com http://www.troubledteen.com/teen-troubles/gangs/ Available to help 24/7 Toll free 1-800-917-3959

Laughter Therapy

Laughter is still the best medicine.  For more information on laughter therapy visit the following websites: http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/sections/about/difference.asp http://holisticonline.com/stress/stress_humor.htm

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)

The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC’s goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children. http://www.militarychild.org/

Military Connection

MilitaryConnection.com is one of the most comprehensive online directories of resources and information for military, Veterans and their loved ones. There are thousands of pages, with something for everyone. We are honored to serve the needs of Veterans, active duty military (including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard, Reserves (including Army Reserves, Navy Reserves, Air Force Reserves and Marine Reserves) DoD, Civilian Government Employees and retirees, as well as their spouses and dependents. Everyone at Military Connection is either a Veteran or the family member of a Veteran. http://www.MilitaryConnection.com/

Military Family Research Institute

The Military Family Research Institute is a cross-departmental research program housed at Purdue University and funded by the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community and Family Policy. The mission of MFRI is to conduct interdisciplinary, multilevel research that provides insight into the impact of quality of life factors on military members and their families. www.cfs.purdue.edu/mfri/index.html

National Military Family Association

National Military Family Association – Operation Purple Summer Camps NMFA activities revolve around programs to educate the public, the military community, and the Congress on the rights and benefits of military families AND to advocate an equitable quality of life for those families. The Operation Purple summer camp program was created by NMFA in order to give the children the tools to face these challenges head-on and with success. Through the generous funding from Sears, Roebuck & Co. and its Sears American Dream Campaign, the Operation Purple summer camp program was launched in the summer of 2004 and expanded in 2005. www.nmfa.org

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education. The Network comprises 70 member centers-45 current grantees and 25 previous grantees-and is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services through a congressional initiative: the Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. www.nctsnet.org

Nutrition

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) – Farmers markets The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) includes six commodity programs–Cotton, Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Tobacco. The programs employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities. They enforce such Federal Laws as the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act. AMS commodity programs also oversee marketing agreements and orders, administer research and promotion programs, and purchase commodities for Federal food programs. To find a farmers market in your state http://www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/   See Also   Department of Agriculture (USDA) The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/  or  http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome   Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005. For the 70 page scientific document,http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/ The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.   Consumer brochure “Finding Your Way to a Healthier You” http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/html/brochure.htm   Federal Government Food and Nutrition information Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. Users can find practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe. The site is kept fresh with the latest news and features links to interesting sites. http://www.nutrition.gov   Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.   Food composition- Nutrition Data Laboratory The Mission of the Nutrient Data Laboratory is “To develop authoritative food composition databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods available in the United States.” For data on the nutrient content of specific foods http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/   Food and Nutrition Service Assistance Program The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), formerly known as the Food and Consumer Service, administers the nutrition assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts. Some of the programs the FNS oversees include: the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Needy Family Program, and the Women Infants and Children program (WIC). FNS works in partnership with the States in all its programs. States determine most administrative details regarding distribution of food benefits and eligibility of participants and FNS provides funding to cover most of the States’ administrative costs. For more information about USDA nutrition assistance programs http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/ Fruits and Veggies—More Matters The Fruits & Veggies—More Matters campaign replaces the 5 A Day for Better Health Program. Offering expert cooking advice, nutrition information, and shopping tips, the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters campaign demonstrates that eating MORE fruits and vegetables does matter to all of us.  http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/

Family Guide Building Blocks For A Healthy Future

SAMHSA‛s Building Blocks for a Healthy Future site offers information and tips for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children aged 3 to 6. Additionally the site features materials, and ideas for spending time with your children and learning together. http://www.bblocks.samhsa.gov/

Give an Hour

Give an Hour Project asks mental health providers to donate one hour per week for a year to assist service members or family members who need these services. http://www.giveanhour.org/

Grief Solutions

Grief Solutions www.griefsolutions.net

Military Chaplains

Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America

The Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America is a professional support and Veterans Service Organization dedicated to the religious freedom and spiritual welfare of our Armed Services members, Veterans, their families, and their survivors.  They were founded in 1925 and chartered in 1950 by the 81st Congress.  We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service with non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) status.

http://mca-usa.org/

Military Money

InCharge® Education Foundation developed Military Money® to provide an authoritative financial resource for military families and help ensure the fighting readiness of America’s armed forces by enhancing their financial readiness to make informed decisions in their everyday lives. The magazine and its companion website, explore such personal finance issues as money management, home and family life for military families, education and career advice, deployment and relocation, and transitioning to the civilian world.

http://www.militarymoney.com

Operation Military Kids

Operation: Military Kids (OMK)  is the U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.  This initiative was officially launched in April 2005.  Since its inception OMK has touched 65,000 military youth and provided information to 7200 community members across the United States.

http://www.operationmilitarykids.org

Working With Military Personnel and Their Families

Resources for People Working With Military Personnel and Their Families

http://kspope.com/torvic/war.php

Strong Bonds (Army)

Strong Bonds is an Army unit-based, chaplain-led program that helps Soldiers and their Families build strong relationships. The program’s mission is to build Soldier readiness by providing skills the Soldier can use to strengthen his or her marriage and other relationships. It includes four sub-programs: Single soldier program (Helps warriors choose wisely and build life-long , Couple program, Family program, and Couples preparing for or returning from deployment.

http://www.strongbonds.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMSHA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work — a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources — programs, policies and grants — toward that outcome.

http://www.samhsa.gov/

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. NIMH supports research on the following disorders: Anxiety ,Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD),Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders),

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness),Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders,

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),Schizophrenia, and Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

 

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Children Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/treatment-of-children-with-mental-disorders/summary.shtml

 

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS) was founded in the wake of a military tragedy — the deaths of eight soldiers aboard an Army National Guard aircraft in November 1992.

http://www.taps.org/

Troubled Teens

Available to help 24/7 Toll free 1-800-917-3959

http://www.troubledteen.com/teen-troubles/gangs/

Veterans and Families

 

Veterans and Families Coming Home is a national non-profit community service and support organization, founded and directed by veterans, parents, grandparents, family members, employers, mental health professionals, academics and community leaders.

http://www.veteransandfamilies.org

World Laughter Tour

The World Laughter tour promotes a worldwide movement for health, happiness and peace. They encourage everyone to tap into the benefits of positive laughter & humor, which are natural pathways to mind-body, mental & physical health.

http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/sections/about/difference.asp

Holistic On-Line

Holistic.com offers information on alternative and integrative medicine.

http://holisticonline.com/stress/stress_humor.htm

ZERO to Three

ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. A national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that advances our mission by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.

http://www.zerotothree.org/