UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO. Deployment Workshop 14 September 2007. CPT Stephanie Tisdale. Everyday….Better. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO. Agenda. Families of KIA Families of WIA Battlemind Training Lessons Learned. Families of KIA. Notification Go/Care Teams Volunteers Support to Families
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14 September 2007
CPT Stephanie Tisdale
Gold Star Families
“There is no more effective way of creating bitter enemies of the Army than by
failing to do everything we can possibly do in a time of bereavement, nor is
there a more effective way of making friends for the Army than by showing
we are personally interested in every casualty which occurs.”
General George C. Marshall
What do we do for the families?
-Nov Training with Brigade Psychologist
-PDHRA Battlemind training
Build a bond with Families that ensures trust
Continuing the Transition HomeAudience: Service Members and leadersTraining Timeframe: 3-6 months after deployment as part of the Post Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA)(Reconstitution phase of Deployment Cycle Support)Version2.0 16NOV05
PDHRA Battlemind Training
*See Notes Pages for Briefing Instructions
- Take calculated risks
- Handle challenges
- Overcome obstacles or setbacks
- Maintain positive thoughts during times of adversity and challengeBattlemind
Buddies (cohesion) vs. Withdrawal
Accountability vs. Controlling
Targeted Aggression vs. Inappropriate Aggression
Tactical Awarenessvs. Hypervigilance
Lethally Armedvs. “Locked and Loaded” at Home
Emotional Controlvs. Anger/Detachment
Mission Operational Security (OPSEC)vs. Secretiveness
Individual Responsibility vs. Guilt
Non-Defensive (combat) Drivingvs. Aggressive Driving
Discipline and Orderingvs. Conflict
A myth is something people believe,
but it isn’t true.
For all leaders, it is your responsibility to fight these myths.
Myth 1. Only weak Soldiers have mental health problems.
Fact: Everyone is affected by combat.
Myth 2. If a Soldier has a problem, he/she will get help.
Fact: Most Soldiers don’t get help because of stigma.
Myth 3. A fellow Soldier’s mental health problems are none of my business.
Fact: Soldiers most often turn to other Soldiers when they need help. Leaders are responsible for helping Soldiers.
Myth 4. The Army doesn’t support Soldiers who have mental health problems.
Fact: There are multiple ways to get help.
Myth 5. No one can help me if I have a mental health problem.
Fact: Professional treatment helps, the earlier the better.