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Relationship Enhancement

Strategies to enhance your relationships.

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Family Resilience

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

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Deployment Phases

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

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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.

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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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Does “helicopter parenting” work?
Parents sometimes hover (often called “helicopter” parenting) when their child heads to college, but is this helpful? Learn tips for providing your young adults the best kind of support.
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Family & Relationships News

Adolescents and sports drinks
For most active children and adolescents, staying hydrated is easy—drink water.
Taking time to readjust
Post-deployment life takes time for everyone—not just the returning Warfighter—to adjust to.
Where’s Fido?
Pets can be good for one’s well-being. But what to do when you are deployed where Fido or Fluffy can’t go?
The Army’s Strong Bonds program
The Army’s STRONG BONDS program can help build relationship resiliency. Learn more about it here.
The FOCUS program for military families
Learn about the FOCUS program for building family resilience.

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