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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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Enjoying the ordinary this holiday season
“Count your blessings” isn’t just a saying—it’s a good way to reduce stress and take your mind off the negatives in life. Take a look around for the things in your everyday life that you can be thankful for and take a moment to appreciate them.
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Family & Relationships News

Look over there! Diverting deployment stress
Distractions are a great way to keep a child’s mind off of deployment stressors.
Challenges facing service members caring for their aging parents
Military service members with aging parents are often concerned due to geographic separation and an already heavy load of other demanding responsibilities. However, through various forms of communication, family involvement, and a parent-care plan, worry can be reduced and emotional bonds can be strengthened.
Communication is key
Proper communication between parents and children during deployment can reduce the risk of potential behavioral concerns.
Arsenic and apple juice: some answers
Recent news have reported arsenic found in apple juice but the FDA says it is safe to drink
Don’t forget about yourself!
As the non-deployed parent, it is important to take care of yourself.

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