The DCOE has created a toolkit for Military members and their families called This Emotional Life Toolkit. This toolkit is filled with information to help better understand the range of emotions and stress that can accompany deployments (before, during, and after). It also provides resources to help with the transitions.
The price is free (and so is shipping, even though it says shipping charges may apply).
THIS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Please See RealWarriors.net for additional material. There was no explanation of why this is no longer available, however, I did find another similar “product” called Everyone Serves. Everyone Serves is a FREE guide helps you build resilience, strengthen relationships, learn coping strategies, and prepare for and manage reunion and reintegration. It includes a video, checklists and resources. You can get the guide via ebook or pdf download. The website also includes a ton of links to other resources and information for servicemembers and their families.
Do you know of any other free resources about deployments for servicemembers and their families? If so, comment below as we are in the process of making a deployment resource page that will also be included in our free deployment binder that is available for military families!