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Family Advocacy Programs offered by Army Community Service:

Mobilization and Deployment Family Advocacy Portion to reduce/prevent onset of Domestic Violence (DV) and child maltreatment that come from deployments:
Active Communication

Presented monthly every second Thursday of the month at Schofield and on request at Fort Shafter (3D Tuesday). This program has been designed for couples that would like to strengthen their communication skills. This class will provide the participants with the skills for effective communication and help to strengthen their relationship.

Coping with Separation

As requested as part of the When and Where you Want it (W3). Deployment disrupts the normal functioning of the family unit. One must prepare ahead of time to cope with separation. By preparing ahead of time one can become self-reliant and survive the challenges of deployments.

R & R (Separation is not Easier the Second Time Around)

As requested as part of the When and Where you Want it (W3). One of the hardest things about an R & R us knowing that another “goodbye” is coming soon. Many factors can influence your frame of mind during the R & R, such as major life events that happened during the deployment, concerns about safety and your future. R & R tips on staying focused on the here and now and enjoying the present are discussed. This class is different as it is designed to be given to the FRG groups prior to the R&R leave.

R & R (is not just a short version of reunion)

As requested as part of the When and Where you Want it (W3). R & R don’t follow the rules. R & R is not reunion, reintegration, and pre-deployment on fast forward. These cycles all happen if fifteen days and are accompanied with all the emotions, tensions, and expectations. Learn how R & R cam be an opportunity to build a stronger family and set plans in motion for a successful reunion at the end of your deployment. This class is designed to be given to the FRG’s just before the re-deployment so the family members know what to expect when the Soldiers come home.

Kids and Deployment

As requested as part of the When and Where you Want it (W3). Deployments are hard enough on adults not to mention the effects deployment have on children. Understanding the emotional cycle of deployment as well as child development will only provide parents and educator more tools to deal with and understand aggressive behaviors children might engage in during deployment.

 7 Steps to Surviving Your Spouses Deployment

As requested as part of the When and Where you Want it (W3). Deployment is very stressful on families when one is not prepared for the changes and challenges that are part of deployment and separation. There are normal feelings that are associated when a love one has to be separated for an extended amount of time. Preparing families for those normal changes will only help reduce problems after the deployment. One can only enrich a healthy marriage by building a healthy plan before deployment occurs.

Coping with Separation

As requested as part of the When and Where you Want it (W3). Deployment disrupts the normal functioning of the family unit. One must prepare ahead of time to cope with separation. By preparing ahead of time one can become self-reliant and survive the challenges of deployments.

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