NZDF Resources

Social Media Handbook

Social Media Handbook [pdf 3538 kb]

Sharing across social media sites is an everyday occurrence for many people but it can be fraught with problems – especially when it comes to  personal information.

To help you protect your personal information we have put together a New Zealand Defence Force Social Media Handbook which you can download and print out.  As an example of how to add some protection to your FaceBook page carry out the following steps:

  1. From your FaceBook home page, click the top right 'gear' icon beside 'Home'.
  2. Select Privacy Settings.
  3. Under the 'Who can look me up?' area click on 'edit' beside each one and make sure each is set to 'Friends'. This should allow only your friends to be able to see any content on your FaceBook page and not members of the public/media

Developing Baseline-Building Resilience

Developing Baseline:Building Resilience [pdf 4254 kb]

Deployment can result in additional stress for both the deployed person and their family members.  Being able to recognise and manage this stress can help reduce the potentially negative impact of stress in your life.

This booklet explains how stress works and gives practical ideas, check lists and guides for specific issues like critical incidents, working with others and deployment related family stress.

 

 

 

Kid Gloves

Kid Gloves [.pdf 3070kb]

Delpoyments can be an exciting period of change and development for the Service person, however, deployments can also create additional demands, especially for the family and the parent remaining at home.

This information has been gathered from a number of different sources and is designed to help parents understand the range of reactions that children can have to a deployment and offer some ways of dealing with these.

 

 

 

Goodbyes are Hard

Goodbyes are Hard

Goodbyes are Hard [.pdf 1,126kb]

This ideas and activities booklet is written for young people with parents in the Navy, Army and Air Force. Having the military as part of your life can be exciting, but it can also be tough when you have to be separated from your parents because of their military duties.

This booklet gives you some information about ways military separations can affect kids your age. It also includes some suggestions for handling a separation from one or both of your parents, staying close to your parents while they are gone, coping during separation and preparing for homecoming. Feel free to pick and choose the ideas or activities that are helpful to you.

I Can Do That

I Can Do That

I Can Do That [.pdf 776kb]

This ideas and activities booklet is written for young people with parents in the Navy, Army and Air Force. Having the military as part of your life can be exciting, but it can also be tough when you have to be separated from your parents because of their military duties.

This booklet gives you some information about ways military separations can affect kids your age. It also includes some suggestions for handling a separation from one or both of your parents, staying close to your parents while they are gone, coping during separation and preparing for homecoming. Feel free to pick and choose the ideas or activities that are helpful to you. .

My Goodbye Book

My Goodbye Book

My Goodbye Book [.pdf 1,151kb]

This booklet about military separations is a child’s activity book. We hope it will help you to help your children cope with separation. Making plans for a separation from a loved one is hard for everyone. Your children know when a major family event, such as a separation, is happening, even if they don’t have the words to tell you. Children need to be included when you talk about military separations. Explain in simple words why their parent will be leaving. Tell them what will happen during separation. Help them be involved with preparations for homecoming and reunion adjustment. You may be surprised how much your little one can understand.

The story and activities in this booklet were created to help you prepare your children for a military separation.

Going the Distance

Going the Distance [pdf 7864 kb]

When families are in the military, separation happen; for some families they happen a lot. Military separations can be awful, happy, exciting, frightening – or all of these. They can bring families closer together or make them more distant.

This is a booklet for teenagers whose parent or parents are in the Military. It is written with lots of help from teens who’ve been through Military separations. You’ll find their ideas on how to cope with separations throughout the booklet.

Every teen is different; every separation is different. Use this booklet in the way that it fits your special situation. Skip parts that don’t fit; use parts that do.

Advice to Naval Housing Tenants

NCO Advice to Naval Housing Tenants Booklet. Advice to Naval Housing Tenants [.pdf 619kb]

NCO has published a Tenants Advice booklet. This is a helpful booklet for current and new tenants in Naval Housing which is designed to help you help yourself so that when you have to leave Naval Housing (NH) your transition to private accommodation is not quite the financial shock you expected.

This can only happen if you are willing to take note of the recommended advice in the booklet. After all this responsibility rests with you and your family, to ensure you are in a good financial position to afford another means of accommodation when it comes time to leave your naval house.

 

Returning Home

Returning Home [.pdf 4910kb]

This resource book is for all NZDF personnel and their families regardless of deployment, mission area or deployment length.  It's acknowledged that whilst deployments can be positive and rewarding experiences for both those that head away and those that stay at home, there are also often a number of challenges associated with deployments and this book has been designed to share some useful information about these issues. 

This page was last reviewed on 9 February 2017, and is current.