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Tips for Reading to your Kids

You can encourage a love of reading in your children at home and on the go.

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2015 Salute to Distinction Award Winner- Sherleana Fuentes

Congratulations to our Salute to Distinction 2015 Volunteer of the Year! We’re thrilled to announce that Sherleana Fuentes, a Chapter Director in Grafenwoehr, Germany has been selected as the 2015 recipient! The Salute to Distinction award recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to Blue Star Families and formally thanks them for furthering our mission…

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PTSD and TBI

Both PTSD and TBI are Invisible Injuries which have both distinct and overlapping symptoms. Here’s an overview of both conditions. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the body and mind’s response to a traumatic event and with both body and mind involved, PTSD is a psychological and neuro-endocrine (or hormonal) response to perceived danger.…

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What is a PTSD Trigger?

Though an “invisible injury”, PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder becomes visible when “triggered”. In simple terms, a PTSD Trigger is a particular sight, smell, or sound that sets off a cascade of symptoms, many of which vary between each person. Before your eyes, your family member goes on alert, they may have a surge of…

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Congratulations,

It is our pleasure to announce the 2015 Salute to Distinction Quarter 4 Award Winner: Elizabeth…

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5 Key Steps Toward Financial Literacy

Financial literacy, financial capability, financial understanding.
Whatever the name…

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Active Listening- Especially When At-Risk

You’ve heard this before, but listening – really listening – is important. We don’t mean…

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Care for the Caregiver during the Holidays

For most Americans, the six weeks from Thanksgiving through New Year’s is a festive time of celebration, fun and family. Parties, community events, shopping, and all of the great food are what the holidays have come to mean. But for caregivers, this time can be trying, challenging and stressful. Living with and caring for a…

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