Getting Involved in my Soldier’s CTP
How Family and Caregivers Help
Family members and Caregivers play a crucial role in the recovery and transition of their Soldier. Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Cadre view Families and Caregivers as key contributors for each Soldier's recovery and transition. As a Family member or Caregiver, you can provide help by:
- Providing emotional support and stability for the Soldier.
- Assisting the Soldier in navigating available benefits and programs.
- Updating with their Soldier the Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP), a goal-oriented plan of action for the recovery process and beyond
- Supporting the Soldier in achieving his or her goals.
- Attending appointments and “scrimmages” (CTP review) with the Soldier and Cadre.
- Collaborating with the Soldier's Triad of Care and other Cadre.
Families and Caregivers are also encouraged to participate in the Soldier’s initial self-assessment, a critical first step upon arrival at the WTU.
The Family member or Caregiver should complete the initial CTP self-assessment with the Soldier within the first seven days of arrival at the WTU. Once complete, the Family member or Caregiver should take all opportunities to update the plan with their Soldier and support the Soldier in achieving his or her goals.
Other resources for Families and Caregivers include:
- Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFACs)
- Behavioral Health Resources
- Fact Sheets
Veteran and burn survivor Lee Jones and his Family attended the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Symposium.