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Families

Real Warriors understands military families — they face real battles that call for real strength. Learn how to prepare a pre-deployment checklist, gather important documents and identify community and military resources, and even find tips on helping your children cope with Mom or Dad’s separation.

  • Adjusting to Changes: The Phases of Deployment
    Real Warriors can help you accept and manage changes during pre-deployment, deployment, post-deployment and reunion. Prepare your family for deployment; receive information for supporting your deploying spouse; and access resources to help you handle and solve problems you might face.
     
  • Supporting Your Service Member
    Your support can go a long way toward easing your service member’s transition and adjustment during any deployment phase. Learn what to expect when your service member returns from a war zone, identify combat stress reactions and recognize when to ask for help and support.
     
  • Taking Care of Yourself
    Making time for yourself can give you the boost to tackle the demands of work and family life. Real Warriors can help you manage your time, prioritize your responsibilities, consider new options and seek out new possibilities to enjoy what makes you feel refreshed — whether it’s a new hobby, exercise or friendship.
     
  • Helping Children Cope with Deployments and Reunions
    Children respond differently to a parent’s deployment depending on their age and maturity level. Negotiate the stages of deployment with tips on helping children cope while Mom or Dad is deployed. Organize pre-deployment family meetings and review age-leveled activities, books and videos.
     
  • Resources
Last Reviewed: 07/11/13
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