If you thought your deployment ended the day your feet hit the ground back in the old U.S. of A.,
think again. In fact, coming home—and starting the process of rejoining and reintegrating into your
family—is just the beginning of one of the hardest phases of the deployment. This phase can be
divided into two basic stages: honeymoon and reintegration.
Your arrival at your front doorstep is just the beginning of a long process of reintegrating into your
family. During the honeymoon phase, you will experience nothing but rainbows and butterflies.…
This tip card offers strategies on how to identify potential partners, communicate expectations, collaborate on shared topics of interests, and build effective partnerships. The strategies provided will help to create stronger agencies that can enhance funding applications and increase outcomes for the community.
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This packet provides information useful to creating a workable and thoughtful parenting plan.
Discussion Points for Parenting Apart:Parenting Time CalendarHoliday & Special Occasion WorksheetA Child’s Fundamental RightsCommunication Skills SheetValues Worksheet
Fatherhood in America is changing. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house, and the ranks of single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and more children are growing up without a father in the home. The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers from Pew Research Center. (Author introduction modified)
These tables look at the demographic characteristics of the adult population 15 years and older. They describe the current marital status of people in the United States for selected age and earnings groups, as well as living arrangements and characteristics of parents with coresident children under 18. (Author abstract)
This family profile from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research is the first in a series documenting the family structure of American children and describes how the characteristics of children's parents and family life differ based on marital status of two biological parent families. (Author abstract modified)
The following questions will assist the Resource Center’s efforts to evaluate strategies for promoting the integration of healthy relationship education into service delivery systems. By knowing more about particular agencies and individuals representing those agencies who attend the Integration Institute, we can better assess which characteristics are most effective in supporting the implementation of integration strategies related to healthy relationship education. (Author Abstract)
A variety of MRE programs are offered in communities and by the military/Guard. Connecting theGuard (through Chaplains and family support programs) to community-based MRE services can provide needed supports to Guard families coping with stressors related to deployment, employment, and lack of connection to other Guard families in their community. This paper summarizes the key challenges and stressors the Guard members' families face and identifies emerging programs, promising practices, and existing resources to support the specific needs of National Guard couples and single parents. (Author…
This fact sheet explores marital challenges adults may face when their adult children leave the home, including feelings of depression, sadness, and grief. Symptoms of Empty Nest Syndrome are described, as well as the challenges faced by the Sandwich Generation that is taking care of their own children while taking care of their aging parents, challenges related to boomerang kids, and the challenge of forced retirement. The impact of these challenges on marriage is noted and the need for couples to feel connected to overcome the challenges is emphasized. 9 references.
Infertility can negatively impact couple relationships. This fact sheet provides statistics related to the incidence of infertility and the available treatment options. In addition, the impacts of infertility on marriages and couple dynamics are briefly discussed. (Author abstract)