1. What are the hardware requirements?
- Speakers are recommended, but transcripts and closed captioning are provided for those without these items and for the hearing impaired.
- Headphones are optional.
- A microphone is not needed.
2. What are the software requirements?
- Web Browsers:
3. What are the required computer settings?
- The minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768. If you use a lower resolution than the minimum requirement, you may notice that the course is cut-off.
- Browser Settings::
- Enable Cookies so you can save information, as well as your progress in the course.
- Delete Browser Cookies if you have finished a session on a public computer or have completed the course.
- Turn off Pop-up blocker as pop-ups are used throughout the course to present additional information.
- The Defense Centers of Excellence's Outreach Center offers service members and their families access to trained, professional health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
- Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services providing help with short-term issues such as adjustment to situational stressors, stress management, decision-making, communication, grief, blended-family concerns and parenting-skill issues. For immediate assistance call Military OneSource toll free at 1-800-342-9647, 1-800-342-9647.
- The Women Veterans Call Center answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about VA services and resources. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. Call them at 1.855.VA.WOMEN.
- SAMSHA Anger Management Workbook was developed for the original Anger Management course that AIMS is based upon. It provides more detailed information about anger management and opportunities to practice skills.
- Anger and irritability can affect your health and relationships. Make the Connection offers videos of Veterans sharing their experiences and a resource directory to help connect you to professional care.
- AfterDeployment.org is a comprehensive website with resources and information on a wide variety of topics that affect Veterans and their Families. The anger management section has access to assessments, workshops, videos, and a library.
- VA's Mental Health Home Page provides Veterans with information on a range of mental health conditions, as well as convenient links to VA programs and services. It also has a locator to help you find a VA facility near you.
- PTSD Coach Online has tools such as videos for coping with anger, anxiety, and other symptoms that people who have been through trauma can develop. Some tools are brief to help you feel better in the moment. Longer tools teach you how to tackle difficult problems, change thinking patterns, and take steps to achieve your goals.
- MakeTheConnection.net provides videos in which fellow Veterans and their families share their stories of resilience. Users can easily find and access support and resources that are near to them.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers comprehensive information about mental health conditions and treatment. Their website offers a Treatment Services Locator to help you find local resources as well as links to a variety of national hotlines.
- The National Center for PTSD helps Veterans understand the basics of PTSD and trauma through videos and educational literature. They also have information on PTSD treatment, research, and other resources.
- At the NAMI Veterans and Military Resource Center, you will find information on treatments, screenings, factsheets, and links to other resources related to PTSD, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and suicide prevention.
Financial or Employment Issues
- The eBenefits Job Seekers website provides Veterans with extensive information and assistance including job listings, tips for applying for jobs, a military skills translator, and links to find out more about VA benefits and programs.
- Military One Source "Money Management" website features information related to financial basics, tax toolkits, tips for saving money, building credit, where to find financial help, and many other related topics.
- Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
- VA for Vets facilitates the reintegration, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA for Vets offers career- search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, in addition to career development services, and coaching and reintegration support for military Service Members.
- Veterans Employment Toolkit - Resources for Veterans provides Veterans help with creating resumes, cover letters, and completing job applications and well as help in translating military experience, skills, or positions in civilian terms.
- Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a vocational rehabilitation program that strives to match and support work ready Veterans in competitive jobs. Services include work site and job assessment, staff training and consultation services, employee screening, job matching, and follow-up services.
- Vet Centers are clinics located in communities that offer readjustment counseling and medical referrals for Veterans and their families including individual, group, family, bereavement, and sexual trauma counseling, as well as screenings, outreach, and education. Many Vet Center staff members are Veterans.
- The MyHealtheVet Separation from Active Duty Center supports Veterans from OEF/OIF by providing information on VA benefits, transition information and tips, educational material, and information to promote a healthy lifestyle.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to people experiencing violence in their relationships. Callers to the toll free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, and referral services in over 170 languages.
- Zero to Three's Coming Together Around Military Families initiative works to strengthen the resilience of young children and families who are impacted by deployment-related issues through access to books, brochures, online courses, PowerPoints, and other educational material.
- Military Child Education Coalition focuses on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition through access to seminars, workshops, and other reference materials for parents and students.
- VA Veteran Parenting is a free online course providing parents with tools that strengthen parenting skills and helps them reconnect with their children. The course helps parents deal with both everyday problems and family issues that are unique to the military lifestyle. It features stories from actual Veteran/military families, interactive activities, and practical parenting tips.