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Family & Relationships Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Relationships

Get evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about various aspects of family and other relationships.

Relationship Enhancement

Strategies to enhance your relationships.

Family Resilience

Positive family relationships have the power to help individuals overcome challenges and build resilience.

Deployment Phases

In this section you'll find information grouped by phases of deployment: pre-deployment, deployment, reintegration, and post-deployment.

Family Fitness

Warfighters have specific physical activity requirements based on their MOS, but spouses, children, parents, and other loved ones also have physical fitness requirements for their own individual and/or family missions.

Family Relationship Toolkit

Family readiness groups, family advocacy programs, family support centers, key spouse groups, and others can find selected HPRC resources in one place to use in their work with military families.


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Forgiveness: A gift to you and yours
All relationships come with challenges. Forgiveness can be a gift to yourself, your spouse, and even your children.

Family & Relationships News

The results are in: 2011 Health Related Behaviors Survey
The results from the 2011 DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey show that active duty service members excel in many areas with regard to their health, but there is still room for improvement.
Need help talking to your teen?
Here are some tips to help you talk to your teen about some of the tough issues they may have to face.
Military kids—part of one big family
DoD wrapped up April as the Month of the Military Child with a graphic summary of how children fit into the U.S. military system.
The electrocardiogram (ECG): Matters of the heart
An ECG screening could be part of pre-participation screenings in the future.
FDA to examine adding caffeine to foods
The FDA is investigating the recent trend of caffeine added to many food products and its possible effect on children and adolescents.

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