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That would be The Road Home – Smoothing the transition back from deployment. It covers many relevant ideas, concerns and suggestions for reintegrating back into the family, community and job starting with the homecoming celebration. It also helps with issues such as returning wounded, PTSD, TBI and helping others to deal with grief. Hundreds of helpful web resources are included.Click here to learn more.

The book that is best for both the deployment and pre-deployment phases would be I’m Already Home…Again – Keeping your family close while on assignment or deployment. The ideas are designed for the connection you’ll need while you’re apart from each other. Click here to learn more.

Absolutely! Generous quantity discounts begin with as few as 20 books. Click here to access the current discount schedule for both books.

There are 24 different titles in the Flip Tip series. They are available through the shopping cart on this site, or through the catalog at www.4MCA.com. Written by Elaine and other military family experts in an easy-to-understand language, these books are unique and special. First, the format is extremely reader friendly with easy-to-flip tabs directing the reader to the answer he or she needs in a flash. Secondly, the first half of each book addresses the concerns and needs of the military family while the second half provides advice and information from the perspective of the deployed service member. The titles were chosen from your feedback so these handy books target your most pressing issues. 16 pages, size 3½ “ X 5½” . Click here to go to the book cover photos and available title list.

She has been working closely with military families since November 2002 when she began interviewing families for her first book. To date she has conducted interviews with over 3200 families about how they stay connected and what their current issues are. This has resulted in three books, 24 FlipTips books, the development of seven speaking/training programs presented in over 37 states (many of them more than once) and over 100 media appearances and interviews.  She can access the heart of the military family.

Yes. We design both “main stage” sessions and breakouts for both the “during” deployment phase, and the reunion and reintegration phase – along the same lines as the books. For a description of programs for deployment, click here. For descriptions of reintegration programs, please click here.

This is what she loves to do most! First, Be ready with the possible conference dates (if you know them now), the vision you have for your conference, your budget parameters, and how you’d like Elaine to be a part of it (ex: main stage presenter, leading a breakout session, providing books, etc.). Then either give us a call so we can talk about it at 303-430-0592, or email Elaine for her availability at moc.e1498417481moHyd1498417481aerlA1498417481mI@en1498417481ialE1498417481 or place an inquiry through the contact form on this site. Click here to access that form. While your group is in the decision making phase of planning the conference, Elaine can put a no obligation “soft hold” on the dates for you. This means that if another organization puts in a request for the same dates, she will contact you first and give you first option to book them. Please note that the months of April through August book up first, so it’s helpful to get dates requested early.

Yes, her books and briefings have been approved for inclusion in both pre-deployment and reintegration 30, 60, 90 day trainings. She also works at mid-deployment events. She is going through the process of being added to the main national YRRP list of approved speakers that is currently being assembled.

Yes, and we don’t charge any additional “processing” fees. We’ve worked with military Visa cards for 9 years and are familiar with card limits. We can work with you on an order to figure it, with shipping, to fall within your limit.

Yes, I’m set up and current to accept contracts through Central Contracting. My cage code # is 3X6M2. I’m also registered with Wide Area Work Flow and can process online invoices and receiving reports.

This is a great way to find funding for bringing Elaines trainings and/or books to your event while letting a sponsoring company be a part of your event. I won’t kid you when I say that approaching sponsors isn’t an immediate response inquiry, but to find one (or two or three) you have to ASK! Assign a “go getter” to be in charge of the project and start with requesting the electronic file I’ve put together of FAQ’s, forms, letters, benefit statements, press releases, etc. Click here to access a request form. Please double check your email address as the forms will be attached to an email. Make sure your email can receive attachments and pdf forms. Some .mil addresses can’t do that. In the COMMENTS box on the form, please write: Please email me the information on how I can get sponsors for my event.

Becoming a sponsor to provide a complimentary copy of one of the books is a fantastic, long term way to get your name in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of military contacts. You can sponsor as a form of marketing, or simply as a way to say Thank You to the military families. This is the most common form of sponsorship. You can order books at generous discounts, and have your company label affixed to each one, or have a sponsor label provided for you. The greatest benefit to you is that the books are a valuable resource and will be kept by the families…knowing that you gave it to them! Elaine has assembled some materials to help answer questions, cover sponsor benefits to you and provide the discount pricing schedule. You can either request the information by clicking here to access a contact form (in the COMMENTS box, please state your interest in receiving information about sponsoring books) or call her directly at 303-430-0592.

Becoming a sponsoring company or organization is a fantastic way to get your name in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of military contacts. You can sponsor as a form of marketing, or simply as a way to say Thank You to the military families. Elaine has assembled some materials to help answer questions, provide sponsor benefits to you and share some of the sponsor platforms available. You can either request the information by clicking here to access a contact form (in the COMMENTS box, please state your interest in receiving information about sponsoring Elaine) or call her directly at 303-430-0592.

Elaine is skilled at print, radio and television interviews. You can see some interview video on the Media page at this site, or the links at the bottom of this page. Most media inquiries need to be addressed immediately, so the best thing to do is to call Elaine on her cell phone at 303-956-0316. She can access email inquiries on the phone too, so you can email atmoc.e1498417481moHyd1498417481aerlA1498417481mI@en1498417481ialE1498417481.  She can then send you access to media information such as interview questions/answers.

At most times during the year, Flat Daddy requests outnumber donations. We have a software program that maintains a waiting list based on application date. Click here to access a form to complete giving us the information we need for the program. Since this form is also used for other inquiries, please be sure to mention that this is a Flat Daddy waiting list request in the COMMENTS box. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request as soon as possible.

Contact your local Red Cross chapter directly and ask them if they are participating and have funds allocated for the Flat Daddy program. To date, some are and others are not. If they aren’t involved, or don’t know about it, ask them to call Eric at SFC Graphics at 1-800-537-1130 x5213 and find out about it.

You can go directly to www.FlatDaddies.com and find all the information you’ll need to place an order. Just to be aware: the better resolution photo you have of your service member to work with, the better it will enlarge without getting “grainy”. The software on the website will guide you through the process of uploading your photo.

There are two ways to do that: One, go to www.FlatDaddies.com and click on donating. You will see buttons to donate throughout the site.