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Caregivers - Communicating and Managing Emotions

Communicating and Managing Emotions

Communicating & Managing Emotions Resources:

–  Choosing your words: Harnessing the Power of Communication (PDF)
  Family Caregivers Guide to Intimacy (PDF)
  Leaning into Love: Building Strong Relationship Bonds (PDF)
   Quiet on the Homefront (PDF)
   Setting Boundaries: Defining What is Best for You, the Caregiver (PDF)
   Tending Loves Flame (PDF)
   Intimacy Issues with Military and Veteran Connected Couples * (Course)
   Vital Connections: Restoring Balance in the Most Challenging Times(PDF)
   Negotiating the Emotional Milestones of Aging, Illness and Caregiving(PDF)
   Tempering the Tyrant: Finding Anger’s Rightful Place(PDF)
   Stepping into Stillness: Maintaining Your Center of Gravity When Caring for a Veteran Loved One(PDF)
   Finding Comfort in the Healing Gifts of the Season(PDF)
   Preserving Caregivers on the Front Lines(PDF)
   Making my Goals Matter(PDF)
   Good Grief: Finding Hope in the Necessary Losses of Being a Caregiver(PDF)
   Exploring Problem Solving Skills for Caregivers(PDF)
   Creating a Space for You: Caring for a Loved One at Home(PDF)
   Caregiver Self Care: Embracing the Magic in the Moment(PDF)

Communicating your needs

Choosing your words: Harnessing the Power of Communication

PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers and Families - (free self-paced courses) 

PsychArmor Institute’s School for Military Veteran Caregivers and Families* , PsychArmor Institute is a nonprofit that provides FREE education and support to all Americans who work with, live with or care for Servicemembers, Veterans and their families. You can find over a dozen free, on-demand, self-paced, web-based courses by visiting the caregivers and families section of the PsychArmor Web site: https://psycharmor.org/caregivers/

The VA Caregiver Support Line (CSL) has partnered with PsychArmor Institute to develop web-based courses using CSL Telephone Education Groups scripts.

Maintaining Relationships

Managing Demands, Stress and Emotions 

Need Help?

Call VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you, and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Team, at your local VA Medical Center.

VA CSL Expanded hours:
      -Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
      -Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Your local Caregiver Support Team are licensed professionals who can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible, and providing you with valuable information about resources that can help you stay smart, strong and organized as you care for the Veteran you love.

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