DCoE Blog

  • Keeping Service Members and their Families Mission Ready

    DoD believes that one death by suicide is too many. We have undertaken a number of initiatives and developed programs to help keep our warriors and their families psychologically strong and encourage them to reach out for help when needed.

    Suicide prevention:

  • Thursday, October 01, 2009 - All Together Now

    Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to travel and share DCoE’s mission with others around the country. The questions I am continually asked are “What can I do to help?” and “Where can I volunteer?” Heartened by such queries, I can answer you there are many things individuals and communities can do to support our Warriors, Veterans and their Families. First and foremost, as individuals and as a Nation, we need to let our Warriors, Veterans and their Families know they are NOT alone. The power of words followed by actions remains one of our greatest strengths.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - DCoE Sponsored Program Websites Serving Warriors, their Families and the Military Earn Top Awards

    Sesame Workshop’s “Sesame Street Family Connections” Website receives the 2009 Interactive Media “Best in Class” Award for the “Kids” category.

    Sesame Workshop, in collaboration with DCoE, created the “Sesame Street Family Connections” Website to help families cope with the difficult transitions that are so often a part of military life. This interactive Website, launched in July 2009, offers military families with young children an online environment to stay connected with a deployed parent, while offering coping tools for the entire family for managing multiple deployments, changed parents and the loss of a loved one. For more information about this award-winning site, visit the “Sesame Street Family Connections” Website at www.sesamestreetfamilyconnections.org.

  • Friday, September 11, 2009 - Remembering 9/11

    Eight years ago today our Nation was forever changed. Time passes; our memories endure. Today is a day of remembrance, a day to reflect on the memories of those who lost their lives, the families who continue on their journey without their loved ones, and the impact of 9/11 on our children, growing up in a generation that knows sacrifice. As a country, we lost husbands, wives, partners, children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, colleagues and a part of the America we once knew.

  • Monday, August 31, 2009 - Training Provides Support for Chaplains and Other Care-Providers

    Every year the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps holds training for its chaplains and religious program specialists (RPs), who support chaplains. The training aims to equip chaplains and RPs with knowledge and skills to assist leadership in identifying and assisting Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel affected by combat and operational stress. The Navy Chaplain Corps encourages all chaplains and RPs to attend this course.

  • Monday, August 24, 2009 - Brig. Gen. Loree K. Sutton is Participating in Military Pathways’™ Webcast: Psychological Health and Stigma

    DCoE Director Brig. Gen. Loree K. Sutton will be presenting “Psychological Health and Stigma: DoD’s initiatives to help service members and their families,” during Military Pathways’™ Thursday, August 27 Webcast at 1300.

    During the presentation, Sutton will discuss ways to maintain psychological health and the DoD’s initiatives to fight stigma associated with seeking assistance for psychological health concerns. She will highlight the new Real Warriors Campaign, a public education initiative to combat stigma, and discuss the importance of resilience in maintaining psychological health.