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Family & Relationships Resources

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

Lean on me: Providing support for children
Minimize relocation for youth through relying on support systems.
Restaurants offering healthier kids’ meals
Restaurants are starting to offer healthier menu items for children, limiting unhealthy fats, added sugars, and sodium.
Keys to building family resilience
A new RAND report points out key resilience-building features that families can use.
The effect of combat on communication
Combat is stressful. Here are some tips that can help you overcome the impact of combat on your relationships.
Sleep as a child is linked to body weight as an adult
Children under age 11 who don't get enough sleep are more likely to become overweight as adults.

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