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Journal Entry ECMAScript programWhite House initiatives to support military families
The White House has announced new initiatives to support military families in four key areas: overall well-being, education and development of military children, career advancement opportunities for military spouses, and improved childcare.
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Journal EntryHPRC at the DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference
Representatives of the HPRC, DCoE, and USUHS presented a workshop on a new model for military family fitness at a conference in April.
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Journal EntryThe Military Family Fitness Model
The Warfighter’s greatest support usually comes from his or her family, yet families also have to deal with the stress of military life. The Joint Services and the DoD have teamed up to develop a framework for additional support and resources to help families cope with the increased pace of deployment.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-pdbTips for helping children cope with deployment
HPRC recommends three ways to help provide youth with support during deployment.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programDeployments, reunions, and family roles
Deployments and reunions can cause military families to experience stress and uncertainty about family roles. Confusion can occur when family members have to take on their service member’s pre-deployment roles and responsibilities in addition to their own. Once reunited, both the service member and his or her family members should communicate openly when re-establishing previous tasks or assigning new ones.
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Journal EntryLook over there! Diverting deployment stress
Distractions are a great way to keep a child’s mind off of deployment stressors.
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Journal EntryBreak down your problems, not yourself
When problems seem larger than life, try breaking them down in sections to tackle one at a time.
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Journal EntryManaging family stress
Stress can create a ripple effect in families; learning ways to effectively manage your stress can have numerous benefits.
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Journal EntryDistract yourself from pain
Distraction can help Warfighters cope with pain and other difficulties.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programOnline tool for triumphing over difficulties
There’s a new website for Warfighters and Veterans that can help you face and overcome life’s challenges – especially useful for the upcoming holiday season.
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