Event Support Event Curriculum

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Center for Excellence has teamed with the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to provide our military families with high-quality resources that have been reviewed and considered to be the best of their kind based on several criteria. Each of the resources provided below has been vetted for relevance, organization, ease of use, and resource content. All resources listed are also free to use; however, some of the online resources may require registration to access some of their features.

Acing The Interview

Acing the Interview

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment In order to get a job, people must interview. Just thinking about it makes anyone very nervous and feeling a little intimidated. It might have been awhile since a participant has been on an interview; there may be someone who has never been on ... [More]
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Acing the Interview

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

In order to get a job, people must interview. Just thinking about it makes anyone very nervous and feeling a little intimidated. It might have been awhile since a participant has been on an interview; there may be someone who has never been on a job interview; or maybe there is someone who has interviewed multiple times without getting the job and doesn’t understand why.

This class will help. It introduces helpful information and tips concerning preparation for job interviews. It is designed to address typical fears and concerns most people face when considering an interview. The class offers practical exercises and interactions which will allow the participants hands-on application to practice for the most demanding interview questions. It will give participants a better understanding of the interview process and how to feel most confident when facing an interviewer.

Class Length: 90 minutes

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Address your Stress – 3 versions

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Stress is like an iceberg. People can see 1/8th of it above the surface, but what about what’s below? People can’t let the iceberg sink them! What creates stress for them? Can they recognize it? How does it affect their body and mind? They ... [More]
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Address your Stress – 3 versions

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Stress is like an iceberg. People can see 1/8th of it above the surface, but what about what’s below? People can’t let the iceberg sink them! What creates stress for them? Can they recognize it? How does it affect their body and mind? They need to learn coping strategies and practice stress reduction techniques.

There are three versions of this class to accommodate anyone’s scheduling needs: 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes. All three versions discuss the basics of stress: what stress is, the effect of stress on the body and mind, and the difference between real and perceived stress. The difference in the versions comes in the type and number of coping strategies and techniques. In the 30-minute class, participants will practice one technique, relaxation breathing. In the 45-minute class, participants will practice two techniques, relaxation breathing and guided imagery. In the 60-minute class, participants will practice 2 techniques, countering stressful thoughts and guided imagery.

Class Length: 30 or 45 or 60 minutes

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Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment

Pre-deployment What things need to be done before deployment? Basics like remembering to close the garage door to bills getting paid to knowing where to find everything if it’s needed. Effective preparation for deployment allows Service Members to be fully focused on the mission once downrange ... [More]
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Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment

Pre-deployment

What things need to be done before deployment? Basics like remembering to close the garage door to bills getting paid to knowing where to find everything if it’s needed. Effective preparation for deployment allows Service Members to be fully focused on the mission once downrange and family members prepared for things at home.

This class discusses the following considerations for planning and preparing for deployment – Legal (wills, power of attorney, ID cards, DEERS, SGLI, Family Care Plans), Medical/Dental (PDHA, TRICARE, TRICARE Dental), Financial (SCRA, LES, SDP, checking accounts, allotments, SGLI, taxes, Military Relief Aid Societies), in the civilian workplace (USERRA, ESGR, professional certification), in the case of emergencies (NGO, VSO, support system), and with children.

This class covers approximately 70% of the requirements for pre-deployment topics from DoDI 1342.28.

This class is the first in a series of three classes designed to be used to help with planning and preparation for Pre, During, and Post deployment. [Are you Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment (Pre); Settling In, Surviving and Thriving During Deployment (During); and Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment (Post)]. It can also be a stand-alone class. It is an excellent way to cover the majority of the required topics in a short amount of time for Service Members who are deploying for the first time as well as those who have previously deployed.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

Pre-Deployment Getting finances in order before Service Members deploy is key – whether it is their first deployment or their third deployment. What are some of the questions about finances during deployment that may be swirling around in their heads? What do they need to make sure they have ... [More]
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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

Pre-Deployment

Getting finances in order before Service Members deploy is key – whether it is their first deployment or their third deployment. What are some of the questions about finances during deployment that may be swirling around in their heads? What do they need to make sure they have done financially before they deploy?

This class will help participants recognize and implement effective financial planning for deployment to include updating financial documents (DEERS, ID cards, wills, and power of attorney) and developing spending plans. It additionally gives participants the opportunity to evaluate savings and insurance options and protect themselves from identity theft.

This class is the first in a series of two classes for pre-deployment and post deployment financial planning. [Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment (Pre) and Hit the Ground Running: Financial Planning after Deployment (Post)]. This is an excellent breakout class for participants wanting more detailed financial information after getting the basics in the class, Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment. It can also be used as a stand-alone class to cover the financial piece of pre-deployment preparation.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

Pre-deployment When a family member has a crisis at 2 o’clock in the morning, does he or she know who to call? Does the support network provide all the support either the Service Member or family member needs? Is their support network made up of more than just individuals? How do they build ... [More]
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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

Pre-deployment

When a family member has a crisis at 2 o’clock in the morning, does he or she know who to call? Does the support network provide all the support either the Service Member or family member needs? Is their support network made up of more than just individuals? How do they build their personal support network?

This class identifies types of personal or social support networks and discusses the importance and benefits of a personal support network. The participants will evaluate the effectiveness of their personal support network and learn how to strengthen and expand their personal support network. This class is excellent for both family members and Service Members as they face the stressors of deployment.

This is the first class in a series of three classes for pre, during, and post deployment. [Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network (Pre); Expanding Your Network of Support during Deployment (During); and Maintaining Your Network of Support (Post)]. Having a personal support network is part of being resilient, and this class would be an excellent break-out session for additional information after Resiliency, Be the Bouncing Ball (Pre).

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Connecting to Other Military Families

Pre-deployment or During Deployment Some family members feel like others “don’t get this deployment thing” or “what they are going through”. When family members are missing their Service Member and need to talk to someone who understands the military, do they have someone? They just need ... [More]
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Connecting to Other Military Families

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

Some family members feel like others “don’t get this deployment thing” or “what they are going through”. When family members are missing their Service Member and need to talk to someone who understands the military, do they have someone? They just need to know they aren’t alone, and there are others who “have been there and done that”.

If you are looking for tips, techniques, and strategies to help family members connect to others who have or are experiencing deployment and military life, this is the class! It will introduce helpful tools and strategies for Service Members and their families to use prior to and during deployment to connect with other military families. Connecting to other military families is very beneficial. Participants will identify its benefits and develop a plan to build and maintain relationships to enhance connections to other Service Members and their families before and during deployment.

Connections are important factors for resilience. This class would be a good breakout class to use to offer additional tips for those who need to build their connections after getting an overview of why they are important in Resiliency: Be the Bouncing Ball! (Pre) or Resiliency: Protect your Castle (During).

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Contemporary Job Search

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class teaches participants how to establish a job target based on their transferable skills and discusses how to effectively search for jobs. Participants engage in self-reflection exercises to help clarify and solidify their job target. ... [More]
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Contemporary Job Search

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class teaches participants how to establish a job target based on their transferable skills and discusses how to effectively search for jobs. Participants engage in self-reflection exercises to help clarify and solidify their job target. Participants also learn job search strategies for designing a strategic, personalized job search plan, which may help them find jobs that match their skills and interests.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Creating a Family Communications Plan

Pre-deployment Are there families concerned about how they will communicate during deployment? Do they have goals for communication? Do they know other family members’ goals? How and what will they communicate? This class focuses on the Service Member, spouse, and children. It highlights the ... [More]
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Creating a Family Communications Plan

Pre-deployment

Are there families concerned about how they will communicate during deployment? Do they have goals for communication? Do they know other family members’ goals? How and what will they communicate?

This class focuses on the Service Member, spouse, and children. It highlights the pros and cons of different communication methods, as well as identifies the potential conflicts in people’s communication goals and strategies that might cause frustrations and difficulties during deployment. During this class, participants will recognize different concerns families have about communication and deployment and how these are impacted by different communication methods. Participants will be able to develop a communication plan based on their available communication methods, as well as their individual communication needs and goals within the family context.

This class is the first in a series of three classes for pre, during, and post deployment. [Creating a Family Communication Plan (Pre); Family Communication during Deployment (During); and Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities (Post)].

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Dealing with Deployment as Teens

Pre-deployment or During Deployment Are there teens feeing like no one understands what they are going through with their parent’s deployment? Do they know how to access the resources available to help them? This class is a facilitated discussion in which teen participants discover the major ... [More]
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Dealing with Deployment as Teens

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

Are there teens feeing like no one understands what they are going through with their parent’s deployment? Do they know how to access the resources available to help them?

This class is a facilitated discussion in which teen participants discover the major issues they face and think about before, during, and even after one of their family members is deployed. There is a small group activity and discussions centered around video clips of teens discussing their experiences with deployment.

The nine videos are available for download and can be found under Videos, the last book on the bookshelf under Service and Family Member Well-Being.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

Pre-deployment Do Service Members know how to get their family members a military ID card? Do family members know how to replace a military ID when the Service Member is deployed? Why is an ID card important? Who do they talk to and where do they go to get an ID card? Having a military ID card ... [More]
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Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)

Pre-deployment

Do Service Members know how to get their family members a military ID card? Do family members know how to replace a military ID when the Service Member is deployed? Why is an ID card important? Who do they talk to and where do they go to get an ID card?

Having a military ID card has its benefits, but it just isn’t handed out. There are requirements to being issued a military ID card, and being enrolled in DEERS is the first step. To find out more about these requirements, this briefing provides an overview of the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), its importance, who is eligible, required documentation, and enrollment requirements. There is also an overview of the milConnect website.

Class Length: 20 minutes

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Do You Hear What I Mean?

Post Deployment This class defines communication and allows participants to self-reflect on the effectiveness of their communication skills. This class also helps participants understand how to convert “you” statements to “I” statements, the difference between complaints and criticisms, ... [More]
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Do You Hear What I Mean?

Post Deployment

This class defines communication and allows participants to self-reflect on the effectiveness of their communication skills. This class also helps participants understand how to convert “you” statements to “I” statements, the difference between complaints and criticisms, and how to listen effectively.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Education Benefits

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class presents information on education benefits available to Service members. Participants will understand education benefits, determine the requirements, identify potentially useful education benefits, and discover additional resources ... [More]
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Education Benefits

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class presents information on education benefits available to Service members. Participants will understand education benefits, determine the requirements, identify potentially useful education benefits, and discover additional resources with regard to obtaining information on education benefits.

Class Length: 90 minutes

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Emotional Cycle of Deployment

Pre-Deployment, During Deployment, or 30-Day Post Deployment Service Members and family members may have feelings about deployment that they think they shouldn’t. They may feel like no one understands how they are feeling. Many times they wonder how people make it through deployment! The ... [More]
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Emotional Cycle of Deployment

Pre-Deployment, During Deployment, or 30-Day Post Deployment

Service Members and family members may have feelings about deployment that they think they shouldn’t. They may feel like no one understands how they are feeling. Many times they wonder how people make it through deployment! The emotional cycle of deployment will help them realize that their feelings are normal, and there are things they can do to make it through deployment!

Each class includes discussion of common emotions and coping strategies during the stages and examines how the Service Member and family members can effectively navigate the stages they are experiencing during the deployment cycle.

There are four versions of this class to accommodate scheduling needs: 1. a 45-minute FULL version that goes into detail about each of the seven stages of the emotional cycle of deployment.

And three 30-45 minute versions that overview all 7 stages but focus on the stages specific to where participants currently are in the deployment cycle:

2. a 30-45-minute PRE version (Anticipation of Departure and Detachment and Withdrawal), 3. a 30-45-minute DURING version (Emotional Disorganization, Recovery and Stabilization, and Anticipation of Return), and 4. a 30-45-minute POST version (Return Adjustment and Renegotiation and Reintegration and Stabilization).

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Enhancing Your Network of Support During Deployment

During Deployment Are there family members facing problems during deployment that they feel like they need additional support to handle? Are some of their supporters less supportive than they would like them to be? In this class, participants will learn the importance of a personal support ... [More]
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Enhancing Your Network of Support During Deployment

During Deployment

Are there family members facing problems during deployment that they feel like they need additional support to handle? Are some of their supporters less supportive than they would like them to be?

In this class, participants will learn the importance of a personal support network and tips for how to enhance their personal support network. Participants will also assess their own personal support networks to identify needs and gaps and develop an action plan to increase and strengthen social support during deployment.

This class is the second class in a series of three for pre, during, and post deployment. [Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network (Pre); Expanding Your Network of Support during Deployment (During); and Maintaining Your Network of Support (Post)].

Having a robust support network is an important part of resilience. This class would be a good breakout class to use to offer additional information on enhancing support networks after getting an overview in Resiliency: Protect your Castle (During).

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities

Post Deployment What happens once the Service Member returns from deployment? How does the family determine the “new normal” when it comes to household roles and responsibilities? Renegotiating household roles and responsibilities following a deployment can be one of the challenges faced ... [More]
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Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities

Post Deployment

What happens once the Service Member returns from deployment? How does the family determine the “new normal” when it comes to household roles and responsibilities?

Renegotiating household roles and responsibilities following a deployment can be one of the challenges faced during reintegration. During this class, participants will identify the challenges associated with reintegrating household roles/responsibilities from both the Service Member and family member perspective, discuss tips for renegotiating the management of household roles and responsibilities, and develop strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks when discussing managing household roles and responsibilities. The focus of this class is to assist the Service Member and family member in navigating a new normal in relation to household responsibilities. This class focuses on the Service Member, spouse, and children. It is the third in a series of three classes for pre, during, and post deployment. [Creating a Family Communication Plan (Pre); Family Communication during Deployment (During); and Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities (Post)].

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Finding Balance

During Deployment or Post Deployment Participants may be teetering precariously as they walk the tight rope of deployment life. Are they frantically trying to keep all of their plates spinning? They can learn to use a simple tool to evaluate eight areas of their lives and increase satisfaction in ... [More]
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Finding Balance

During Deployment or Post Deployment

Participants may be teetering precariously as they walk the tight rope of deployment life. Are they frantically trying to keep all of their plates spinning? They can learn to use a simple tool to evaluate eight areas of their lives and increase satisfaction in those areas as they find their own personal balance.

In this class, participants will explore the importance of goal setting as a means to achieve a more balanced life. Through a series of exercises and group discussions, participants will identify their personal responsibilities and obligations as well as activities that bring them enjoyment. Then, using a tool, participants will evaluate their personal satisfaction in eight different life categories. Through group discussion, they will further identify specific areas of opportunity for using goal setting to increase satisfaction and bring more balance to their life.

Setting and making progress toward goals is an important part of resilience, this class would be a great breakout for participants to put a skill discussed in the resiliency classes into practice. [Resiliency: Be the Bouncing Ball! (Pre); Resiliency: Protect your Castle (During); and Resiliency: Bounce Back (Post)]

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Helping Children Adjust During Reintegration

Post Deployment Participants will identify reintegration stressors and developmental issues pertaining to reintegration. In addition, participants will learn strategies for a positive reintegration. They will also learn about common developmental reactions children of certain ages have and will ... [More]
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Helping Children Adjust During Reintegration

Post Deployment

Participants will identify reintegration stressors and developmental issues pertaining to reintegration. In addition, participants will learn strategies for a positive reintegration. They will also learn about common developmental reactions children of certain ages have and will identify potential positive reintegration strategies to help their own children adjust during reintegration.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Helping Young Children Cope with Deployment

During Deployment Deployments are never easy, especially on young children! Many families are caring for a young child or children under the age five who has/have a parent deployed. How is the deployment affecting this child or children? Do these family members want some tips on how to help these ... [More]
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Helping Young Children Cope with Deployment

During Deployment

Deployments are never easy, especially on young children! Many families are caring for a young child or children under the age five who has/have a parent deployed. How is the deployment affecting this child or children? Do these family members want some tips on how to help these young children cope with deployment?

If family members would like information and ideas for helping young children (under age 5) cope with a parent’s deployment, this is the class for them. They will learn how deployment affects young children, become aware of signs of stress and changes in their behavior, and discover ways to protect young children from the negative effects of stress caused by a parent’s deployment.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Hit the Ground Running: Financial Planning after Deployment

Post Deployment There are many Service Members and families who probably have money they saved during deployment that is burning a hole in their pocket. Are they protected in the event of an emergency or disaster? Do they know their re-employment rights? This class helps participants recognize ... [More]
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Hit the Ground Running: Financial Planning after Deployment

Post Deployment

There are many Service Members and families who probably have money they saved during deployment that is burning a hole in their pocket. Are they protected in the event of an emergency or disaster? Do they know their re-employment rights?

This class helps participants recognize and implement a new financial “normal” upon return from deployment. It includes general discussions of spending plans, savings, insurance, employment rights, and resources. It explains how Service Members’ employment and reemployment rights are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, USERRA.

This class is the second in a series of two classes for pre-deployment and post deployment. [Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment (Pre) and Hit the Ground Running: Financial Planning after Deployment (Post)].

Class Length: 30-45 minutes

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How to Civilianize Your Military Resume

Post Deployment Service Members have learned valuable skills and had impressive experiences in their military career. How do they translate those into words civilian employers can understand and find value in? What resources are out there to help them? This class presents strategies and tips for ... [More]
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How to Civilianize Your Military Resume

Post Deployment

Service Members have learned valuable skills and had impressive experiences in their military career. How do they translate those into words civilian employers can understand and find value in? What resources are out there to help them?

This class presents strategies and tips for transforming a military resume for the civilian job market and offers examples to ensure resumes are well-received in a civilian setting. Participants will identify skills, personal attributes, and experiences and learn how to civilianize these items on a resume. Participants will examine four resume formats, discuss their corresponding pros and cons, and make an informed decision on which format to use.

Class Length: 60 – 75 minutes

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Just Breathe

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment In earlier YRRP classes, such as Address Your Stress, you may have learned about good stress and bad stress and different tools to help manage or work with stress. There are many different tools we can use to help deal with stress, but, today, ... [More]
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Just Breathe

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

In earlier YRRP classes, such as Address Your Stress, you may have learned about good stress and bad stress and different tools to help manage or work with stress. There are many different tools we can use to help deal with stress, but, today, we are going to learn about one tool: breathing.

In this session, we will explore using our breath as a tool to help manage stress and learn about the evidence-based benefits of breathing exercises for our mental and physical well-being. We will have an opportunity to practice some brief breathing techniques together, and you will leave with tips and resources to continue on your own in your everyday life. Ready?

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Legal Considerations for Deployment

Pre-deployment As Service Members are getting ready to leave for deployment, they ask themselves: Am I ready to go?? What about that checklist… Do I have my Power of Attorney (POA)? What about my will? Do I understand my protections under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? Service ... [More]
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Legal Considerations for Deployment

Pre-deployment

As Service Members are getting ready to leave for deployment, they ask themselves: Am I ready to go?? What about that checklist… Do I have my Power of Attorney (POA)? What about my will? Do I understand my protections under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? Service Members shouldn’t leave without getting their legal affairs in order!

This class provides an overview of powers of attorney, wills, and the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act or SCRA, which are commonly needed to be addressed by Service Members and their eligible family members as they prepare for deployment.

Legal guardianship, housing and rental issues, professional licensing, child custody, and family care plans are all legal topics required by the DoDI but not covered in this class.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Long Distance Co-parenting

Pre-deployment What is co-parenting? How do Service Members and their partners parent from afar while deployed? How do they keep the Service Member involved as a parent while he or she is deployed? This class will discuss how to parent from a distance with a co-parent, partner, or spouse. It will ... [More]
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Long Distance Co-parenting

Pre-deployment

What is co-parenting? How do Service Members and their partners parent from afar while deployed? How do they keep the Service Member involved as a parent while he or she is deployed?

This class will discuss how to parent from a distance with a co-parent, partner, or spouse. It will define a positive co-parenting team and will explain why a positive co-parenting team is critical for parents’ and children’s well-being. Participants will learn strategies for maintaining a positive parenting team while apart, and participants will be able to locate resources for continued support for the parenting team.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment If money were no object, what would people do? What are participants’ dreams? Do they have a dream car, house, or vacation? What are they doing to achieve those goals? This class will help them find out how to use a budget to make their money ... [More]
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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

If money were no object, what would people do? What are participants’ dreams? Do they have a dream car, house, or vacation? What are they doing to achieve those goals? This class will help them find out how to use a budget to make their money matter!

There are three versions of this class to accommodate scheduling needs: 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute. Each of these versions discusses why budgets are necessary and key to financial stability, financial security, and acquiring assets. It allows participants to identify personal income and expenses and explore the steps for creating and using a budget. The differences come in the discussion of factors that influence spending.

  • The 30 minute version briefly discusses how needs, wants, values, and goals influence spending and why it is important to set financial goals and gives examples.
  • The 45 minute version allows participants to identify their personal values and discusses financial goal setting using the SMART goal setting method and gives examples.
  • The 60 minute version also gives participants the opportunity to identify their values and allows participants time to actually set some personal financial SMART goals.
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Meditation

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment We can all likely agree that stress is a part of our lives, right? In earlier YRRP sessions, such as “Address Your Stress,” you may have learned about good stress and bad stress, and different tools to help manage or work with stress. There ... [More]
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Meditation

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

We can all likely agree that stress is a part of our lives, right? In earlier YRRP sessions, such as “Address Your Stress,” you may have learned about good stress and bad stress, and different tools to help manage or work with stress. There are many different tools we use to help deal with stress, but today, we are going to bring our focus to one: meditation.

This class explores meditation as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of meditation for the brain, body and overall well-being. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice a brief meditation practice, and leave with tips and resources to set up a home meditation practice.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Military and Civilian Community Resources

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment If a Service Member’s spouse wants to find a job to keep him or her busy during the deployment, where can he or she find help? If an emergency arises during deployment, does the family know where to turn? If a friend is having difficulty ... [More]
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Military and Civilian Community Resources

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

If a Service Member’s spouse wants to find a job to keep him or her busy during the deployment, where can he or she find help? If an emergency arises during deployment, does the family know where to turn? If a friend is having difficulty reintegrating into his/her civilian workplace, who can he/she contact? There are many resources available to Service Members and their families in both the military and civilian community. Help them to familiarize themselves with these resources so they will be prepared to handle anything!

There are three versions of this class: pre, during, and post deployment. Each class reviews resources available to military families in both the military and civilian community. The participants then describe and select military and community resources appropriate to meet various life situations. Each version of the class is tailored to specific situations participants might experience during that phase of deployment. The YRRP Handout is also an excellent welcome packet resource.

Class Length: 30-45 minutes

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Military OneSource

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Have your heard Service members or Family members asking: I’ve heard about Military OneSource, am I eligible to use it? What type of topics do they have information about? What services do they provide? How do I access Military ... [More]
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Military OneSource

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Have your heard Service members or Family members asking: I’ve heard about Military OneSource, am I eligible to use it? What type of topics do they have information about? What services do they provide? How do I access Military OneSource?

This class familiarizes participants with the benefits available through Military OneSource and explains the methods to access those services.

Class Length: 30 minutes

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Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Flyer providing an overview of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership; a targeted recruitment and employment solution for military spouses and partner companies. Please note that selected items in the Center for Excellence take you to a page outside the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program ... [More]
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Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Flyer providing an overview of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership; a targeted recruitment and employment solution for military spouses and partner companies.

Please note that selected items in the Center for Excellence take you to a page outside the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) website. Although the external site provides information consistent with YRRP’s mission, YRRP cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-DoD website. By continuing, you will be subject to the site’s own privacy policy.

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Move the Body, Relax the Mind

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment In earlier YRRP sessions, such as Address Your Stress, you may have learned about good stress and bad stress and different tools to help you manage or work with stress. There are many different tools available to help deal with stress. Today, ... [More]
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Move the Body, Relax the Mind

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

In earlier YRRP sessions, such as Address Your Stress, you may have learned about good stress and bad stress and different tools to help you manage or work with stress. There are many different tools available to help deal with stress. Today, we are going to explore mind-body exercises as tools that we can use to help with stress. In this session, we will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of mind-body exercises for our mental and physical well-being.

This class explores mind-body exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of using exercises, including yoga, tai-chi and Qi Gong, to support mental, physical, and overall well-being. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice a few simple movements and leave with tips and resources to explore and to develop the practices discussed.

Class Length: 50 minutes

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Navigating Military Life: Be Social Savvy!

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Being invited and attending military social functions can cause anxiety in some people; especially the ones new to the military and don’t know what to do or say. However, social connections are an important component in strengthening one’s ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life: Be Social Savvy!

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Being invited and attending military social functions can cause anxiety in some people; especially the ones new to the military and don’t know what to do or say. However, social connections are an important component in strengthening one’s resilience. One way that the military helps make these connections is through a variety of social events that are a part of its rich heritage and lifestyle. Social gatherings have been used to celebrate high points, boost morale, foster team spirit, or to get to know others who are in the same situation.

Attending such events may be a challenge for many Service Members and their families because of geographical dispersion from the unit and/or the unit’s operational tempo and mission requirements. Encourage them to accept that invitation and use the tips in this class to navigate the event with ease, confidence, and most of all enjoy take part in the special connections they will be able to make to others, the unit, and the rich heritage and lifestyle of the military. Plus many of these social savvy tips are the same ones anyone would use in ANY social setting.

This class will provide information on the social aspects of the military lifestyle which will help military members and their partners have a better understanding of the military life and feel more comfortable and better prepared navigating it. The topics discussed are invitations, the importance to R.s.v.p., appropriate attire, and etiquette at various social events.

Time: 30-45 minutes

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Navigating Military Life: Discovering Its Benefits and Entitlements

Pre-deployment or During Deployment Your Service Member has joined the military. That means the family did too! Do you ever find yourself wondering what this is all about and asking yourself, what did I sign up for? The military life can be full of adventure one moment and at other times an ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life: Discovering Its Benefits and Entitlements

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

Your Service Member has joined the military. That means the family did too! Do you ever find yourself wondering what this is all about and asking yourself, what did I sign up for? The military life can be full of adventure one moment and at other times an overwhelming experience.

Like anything else in life, your experience will be what you make of it and the path that you decide to take on this military journey. Knowledge and understanding will help you, as you decide what path to take and the benefits of this journey. During this class, you will learn the benefits and entitlements provided by the United States government and military in compensation for the service to this nation provided by the Service Member.

As you begin the discussions in this class, please keep the following in mind. These entitlements and benefits are earned and provided to the Service Member, and some of these benefits have been extended to family members/dependents that are registered in the Dependent Enrollment Eligibility and Reporting System (DEERS). Knowledge and understanding of these entitlements and benefits will assist you in expectation management as you determine and direct your course in navigating the military life.

Time: 30 minutes

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Navigating Military Life: It’s All About Expectations

Pre-deployment, During Deployment When an individual joins the National Guard or Reserves, is mobilized or activated, both the Service Member and his/her family become members of the military community. Even though families may be not be located near a military installation or the Service ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life: It’s All About Expectations

Pre-deployment, During Deployment

When an individual joins the National Guard or Reserves, is mobilized or activated, both the Service Member and his/her family become members of the military community. Even though families may be not be located near a military installation or the Service Member’s unit, it is important to understand the “whats” and “whys” of a Service Member’s job and the overall mission of the military so families can have a better feel for this military life and how best to navigate it. Understanding what our nation’s military is and why it exists will help everyone uncover what life in the military is all about.

This class provides the participants with an opportunity to explore the role of the Service Member, the Service Member’s commitment in fulfilling his/her role, and how the military environment compares to the civilian environment so the participants will have a better understanding of military life and can develop realistic expectations while navigating it.

Time: 45 minutes

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Navigating Military Life: Learn the Language

Pre-deployment or During Deployment Have you talked to a Service Member and felt like he/she was speaking a different language? The military has a language all its own. If you understand more about this language, you will be more prepared to communicate with Service Members, and you will feel more ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life: Learn the Language

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

Have you talked to a Service Member and felt like he/she was speaking a different language? The military has a language all its own. If you understand more about this language, you will be more prepared to communicate with Service Members, and you will feel more comfortable.

This class discusses military terms and acronyms, the phonetic alphabet, and military time conversion. In addition, participants are given opportunities to practice using common military terms and acronyms, including Service specific scenarios, the phonetic alphabet, and military time conversion.

Time: 30-45 minutes

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Navigating Military Life: Prepared and Ready!

Pre-deployment or During Deployment If a Service Member or family member asked you, How do I prepare for this military life?; would you be able to help them? Being prepared in general is important, but for the military family, it is even more critical as they never know what that next mission may ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life: Prepared and Ready!

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

If a Service Member or family member asked you, How do I prepare for this military life?; would you be able to help them? Being prepared in general is important, but for the military family, it is even more critical as they never know what that next mission may be and its impact on their day-to-day life. What can they plan, prepare, and do now that will assist them as they navigate this military life? The military family can’t let an emergency be the first time they try to locate documents and get their personal affairs in order. They need to do it ahead of time so they set their family up for success as they navigate their way through military life.

This class will give the participants an opportunity to gain some information and insight on how to become better prepared. It provides information on developing and implementing plans for family preparedness which will assist them in becoming better prepared in navigating the military life. The topics discussed are legal and administrative preparedness (ID Cards, DEERS, Will, Power of Attorney, Insurance Policies), Identity Theft, Emergency Preparedness, and Organizational Preparedness. There is also a Family Preparedness Checklist to ensure that they are prepared for unexpected mission requirements, deployment, emergencies, or any other challenge that may come their way.

Time: 30-45 minutes

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Navigating Military Life: You Are Not Alone

Pre-deployment or During Deployment When the Service Member joins the military, his or her family is signing up too! They are probably wondering, what is this all about or what did I do? The military life can be full of adventure one moment and at other times an overwhelming experience. This class ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life: You Are Not Alone

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

When the Service Member joins the military, his or her family is signing up too! They are probably wondering, what is this all about or what did I do? The military life can be full of adventure one moment and at other times an overwhelming experience. This class will help the Service Members and their families discover that this path they chose to take on this military journey isn’t so bad. Like anything else in life, their experience will be what they make of it. There are many people who too are traveling this path and can serve as a great resource. This journey isn’t one that they have to travel alone! Key to navigating this military life is finding those things that make this life style easier to understand, negotiate, and most importantly enjoy. One way to do this is to encourage participation with the unit’s family readiness/support program and connect with others who are sharing similar experiences.

This class discusses the purpose and mission of family readiness/support programs and provides the opportunity for the participants to identify the benefits of these groups in navigating the military life and deployment.

Time: 30 minutes

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Navigating Military Life:Honors, Customs, and Ceremonies

Pre-deployment or During Deployment When people visit, live, or experience cultures different from the one they were raised in, they will observe certain customs, norms, or courtesies that are unlike what they are use to. For example, they will hear a different language being spoken or see ... [More]
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Navigating Military Life:Honors, Customs, and Ceremonies

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

When people visit, live, or experience cultures different from the one they were raised in, they will observe certain customs, norms, or courtesies that are unlike what they are use to. For example, they will hear a different language being spoken or see different mannerisms being used. When looking back on that experience, they probably had certain feelings as they were going through it and that might have influenced them in some way.

Usually when people travel abroad, it is suggested that they learn key greetings, simple mannerisms, or basic norms about the culture. The military has a culture just like any other group. The majority of the customs and courtesies are steeped in history and tradition and play a vital role in the building of a team. These customs and courtesies and their related protocol are some of the things that make the military lifestyle unique and special.

It is beneficial to be familiar with military ceremonies and traditions for the same reasons it is important for travelers to learn about the foreign countries they travel to. Like the American traveler being inadvertently a representative of all things American in a foreign land, family members are representatives of Service Members and the military when attending events. The more knowledgeable one becomes, the more one can appreciate and value what these norms bring to military life. During this class, participants will look at some of the common customs and courtesies that are part of the military culture.

Time: 30 minutes

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Networking for Employment

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class teaches participants how to network as a primary job search strategy. Participants learn how to expand their current network of contacts, how to use online professional networking sites to access existing contacts and make new ... [More]
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Networking for Employment

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class teaches participants how to network as a primary job search strategy. Participants learn how to expand their current network of contacts, how to use online professional networking sites to access existing contacts and make new contacts, and how to conduct an information interview. Participants also begin designing a strategic, personalized networking plan to guide their networking activity and help them find employment opportunities.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Parenting Teens through Deployment

Pre-deployment or During Deployment Have you heard parents saying: My teen seems withdrawn, what is he/she feeling? Should I let him/her watch the news or not while our Service Member is gone? What does my teen worry about during deployment? What can I do to help him/her grow through ... [More]
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Parenting Teens through Deployment

Pre-deployment or During Deployment

Have you heard parents saying: My teen seems withdrawn, what is he/she feeling? Should I let him/her watch the news or not while our Service Member is gone? What does my teen worry about during deployment? What can I do to help him/her grow through this?

Through facilitated discussion, participants discover the major issues that teens face and think about before, during, and even after one of their family members is deployed. There is a small group activity and discussions centered around video clips of teens discussing their experiences with deployment. There is also a class for teens exploring the same topics.

The nine videos are available for download and can be found under Videos, the last book on the bookshelf under Service and Family Member Well-Being.

Class length: 60 minutes

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Parenting Teens Through Deployment – Videos

There are nine video clips used in the following classes: Dealing with Deployment as Teens Parenting Teens Through Deployment Download the videos onto your computer, thumb drive, or a disc so they are available to view during your presentation. Once you have downloaded your videos on to your ... [More]
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Parenting Teens Through Deployment – Videos

There are nine video clips used in the following classes:

Dealing with Deployment as Teens Parenting Teens Through Deployment

Download the videos onto your computer, thumb drive, or a disc so they are available to view during your presentation. Once you have downloaded your videos on to your computer/disc/flash drive, you are ready to start inserting them into your PPT presentation. The PPT presentations for these two classes have slide placeholders built into the presentations so you can embed the video into your presentations. Directions to insert videos are found in the Facilitator Aid, starting on page 8.

The nine videos are:

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Worry
  • 3. Watching the News
  • 4. Coping
  • 5. Warning Signs
  • 6. Support
  • 7. Lessons Learned
  • 8. Personal Growth
  • 9. Conclusion
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Personal Firearms Safety

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This course was developed jointly through the USU Personal Firearm Safety Education project, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and YRRP. This course addresses learning objectives to promote personal firearm safety including: reviewing ... [More]
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Personal Firearms Safety

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This course was developed jointly through the USU Personal Firearm Safety Education project, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and YRRP. This course addresses learning objectives to promote personal firearm safety including: reviewing safety risks relevant to military families, addressing specific risks relating to personally owned firearms, ways to minimize risk and promote family safety, and preparing a family safety plan and pledge to protect family safety.

Please note that selected items in the Center for Excellence take you to a page outside the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) website. Although the external site provides information consistent with YRRP’s mission, YRRP cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-DoD website. By continuing, you will be subject to the site’s own privacy policy.

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Positive Parenting

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Does this sound familiar from Service Member or family members: I feel like I scream at my kids all the time. What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Does positive parenting work for all age groups? How can I be a more ... [More]
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Positive Parenting

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Does this sound familiar from Service Member or family members: I feel like I scream at my kids all the time. What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Does positive parenting work for all age groups? How can I be a more positive parent?

They need to learn skills to change their negative parenting experiences into positive ones! This class describes the importance of positive parenting and explains appropriate discipline techniques. Diverse developmental needs important to various age groups will be discussed, and the participant will be able to take the skills learned and apply them to their lives.

Class length: 75 minutes

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Preparing Children to Cope with Separation during Deployment

Pre-deployment Deployment can be emotionally challenging for the entire military family, and it can be especially confusing and stressful for children. Children need to understand why their parent has to leave, where he/she is going, and how long he/she will be away. Children often don’t know ... [More]
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Preparing Children to Cope with Separation during Deployment

Pre-deployment

Deployment can be emotionally challenging for the entire military family, and it can be especially confusing and stressful for children. Children need to understand why their parent has to leave, where he/she is going, and how long he/she will be away. Children often don’t know how to handle all the changes and uncertainties. Preparing a child emotionally prior to departure will help the child cope as the Service Member leaves for deployment. What can you do to help your children prepare for the separation caused by a deployment?

With deployment come family stresses, powerful emotions, and complex challenges that go along with separation. This class explores ways in which families can become resilient when facing deployment challenges, paying particular attention to how they can prepare children to cope with an upcoming separation due to deployment.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Reintegration: How I See It

Post deployment Have Service Members or family members ever imagined that their loved one may look at reintegration issues totally differently than they do? Have they ever considered how it might feel to be in the other person’s shoes? If they took a look at reintegration through a fresh set of ... [More]
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Reintegration: How I See It

Post deployment

Have Service Members or family members ever imagined that their loved one may look at reintegration issues totally differently than they do? Have they ever considered how it might feel to be in the other person’s shoes? If they took a look at reintegration through a fresh set of eyes, they might be surprised at what they see!

In this class, participants will compare and contrast feelings commonly experienced by Service members, family members and co-workers during reintegration and discuss tips to facilitate successful reintegration.

Being able to look at issues from different perspectives is an important skill for resilience. This class would be a good breakout class to use to offer additional practice on perspective taking after getting an overview in Resiliency: Bounce Back! (Post).

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

Post Deployment People can complain because roses have thorns, or they can rejoice because thorns have roses! Reunion and Reintegration can be thorny sometimes, but by managing and re-negotiating a few important areas in their lives, Service Members and their families can be well on their way to ... [More]
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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

Post Deployment

People can complain because roses have thorns, or they can rejoice because thorns have roses! Reunion and Reintegration can be thorny sometimes, but by managing and re-negotiating a few important areas in their lives, Service Members and their families can be well on their way to establishing their new normal.

This class discusses areas that need to be addressed when negotiating a new normal after deployment. They include legal (wills, power of attorney, DEERS, Family Care Plan, ID cards), medical/dental (PDHRA, TAMP, TRICARE, TRICARE Dental, TAA, VA) financial (SCRA, LES, financial management, DSP, SDP, taxes), employment (USERRA, ESGR, H2H.jobs, Hiring Events), daily life, and parenting. Participants have the opportunity to create a new normal to do list and start developing a plan for successful reintegration. The class also includes resources for each of those areas.

This class addresses 88% of the DoDI requirements for a 30 day post deployment event. It does NOT cover Suicide Prevention, SAPR, or Safety.

This class is the third in a series of three classes designed to be used Pre, During and Post deployment. [Are you Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment (Pre); Settling In, Surviving and Thriving During Deployment (During); and Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment (Post)]. It can also be a stand-alone class.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Do you think some of our Service Members and family members looking for a job might have had the experience of submitting a resume and never hearing from the company again? How do they know what the companies are looking for? It might not be ... [More]
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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Do you think some of our Service Members and family members looking for a job might have had the experience of submitting a resume and never hearing from the company again? How do they know what the companies are looking for? It might not be their experience; it might be their resume format.

Resume writing essentials will empower them to write an effective resume – one that will be favorably received by recruiters. Participants will receive an inside look at what recruiters value and the process they use in reviewing resumes and selecting candidates. Participants will also learn about four resume formats and their corresponding pros and cons.

Class Length: 50 – 60 minutes

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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

Post Deployment Returning Service Members may be asking themselves: Am I still satisfied and fulfilled by my civilian job? Am I feeling left out or at odds with co-workers? Are these Service Members thinking more often “what is the point of all this”? Reintegration into the office environment ... [More]
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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

Post Deployment

Returning Service Members may be asking themselves: Am I still satisfied and fulfilled by my civilian job? Am I feeling left out or at odds with co-workers? Are these Service Members thinking more often “what is the point of all this”?

Reintegration into the office environment provides a new set of challenges for Service Members. This class explores the various feelings a Service Member may have when returning to a civilian job after deployment. Discussions will revolve around how deployment may have changed the Service Member and how to ease back into the workplace. Participants will discuss useful tips to help anticipate difficulties and reintegrate into the office environment.

Class Length: 30-45 minutes

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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

Pre-deployment What is the one thing that Service Members MUST do before they leave for deployment to ensure they are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act? When they come home, what rights can they expect from their employer? How can they continue and ... [More]
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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

Pre-deployment

What is the one thing that Service Members MUST do before they leave for deployment to ensure they are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act? When they come home, what rights can they expect from their employer? How can they continue and improve their relationship with their employer while they are deployed?

This class introduces the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act or USERRA and the responsibilities of both the employer and the Service Member. It includes the creation of a communication plan for the Service Member to use with his/her employer.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

Post Deployment This class helps teens understand the differences between good stress and bad stress and recognize the sources of good stress and bad stress in their own lives with regard to reintegration with a deployed parent. The class also teaches teens effective ways for coping with stress ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

Post Deployment

This class helps teens understand the differences between good stress and bad stress and recognize the sources of good stress and bad stress in their own lives with regard to reintegration with a deployed parent. The class also teaches teens effective ways for coping with stress that is related to reintegration.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

Post Deployment We know that reintegration can be a happy and exciting time for everyone, but it also has some challenges. Fortunately, there are some things we can do to make it go more smoothly. In this class participants will discuss the challenges that they and other family members face as a ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

Post Deployment

We know that reintegration can be a happy and exciting time for everyone, but it also has some challenges. Fortunately, there are some things we can do to make it go more smoothly.

In this class participants will discuss the challenges that they and other family members face as a deployed parent reintegrates, and will identify skills and strategies that they can use to facilitate reintegration for themselves and their family members.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Temperament and Parenting

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Are parents wondering: Is my child always on the go or happy to sit and play for hours? Does he/she tend to be positive and happy more or negative and grumpy? Can he/she focus on a task to completion or is he/she easily distracted? What about ... [More]
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Temperament and Parenting

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Are parents wondering: Is my child always on the go or happy to sit and play for hours? Does he/she tend to be positive and happy more or negative and grumpy? Can he/she focus on a task to completion or is he/she easily distracted? What about the parent? All of these traits help make up temperament. How a parent’s temperament interacts with the child’s temperament can make a big difference in the atmosphere of the home.

This class introduces temperament to explain differences in children in the same environment and examines how a parent’s understanding of his or her own temperament may impact the parent-child relationship. This class includes the definitions of the nine traits of temperament and considers how parents can meet their child’s distinct needs based on these traits. Parents will complete a “Goodness of Fit” plan to help decrease poor behavior and increase positive parent-child interactions.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Understanding and Reducing Anger

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment What sends people through the roof faster than a bottle rocket? How do things get out of control so quickly? What can people do to reduce and manage their anger? In this class, participants define anger and learn facts about anger including ... [More]
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Understanding and Reducing Anger

Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

What sends people through the roof faster than a bottle rocket? How do things get out of control so quickly? What can people do to reduce and manage their anger?

In this class, participants define anger and learn facts about anger including what triggers anger and how to handle their anger in various situations. By examining the 5-Step Anger Episode Model, participants will discuss three skills to reduce and manage anger and examine positive and negative short-term and long-term outcomes, problem-solving techniques, solutions, and assertive statements.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Understanding Moral Injury

Post Deployment Moral injury is not spoken of very often and someone suffering from it may not even know it. Questions such as: “what did I do? Why am I such a bad person? And/or how do I get these feelings to stop?” are on the minds of people experiencing moral injury. This Class introduces ... [More]
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Understanding Moral Injury

Post Deployment

Moral injury is not spoken of very often and someone suffering from it may not even know it. Questions such as: “what did I do? Why am I such a bad person? And/or how do I get these feelings to stop?” are on the minds of people experiencing moral injury.

This Class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury. The participants will learn common characteristics and feelings associated with moral injury and its consequences, as well as strategies to help with moral injury repair.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Understanding Moral Injury (RPA)

Post Deployment Moral injury is not spoken of very often and someone suffering from it may not even know it. Questions such as: “what did I do? Why am I such a bad person? And/or how do I get these feelings to stop?” are on the minds of people experiencing moral injury. This Class introduces ... [More]
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Understanding Moral Injury (RPA)

Post Deployment

Moral injury is not spoken of very often and someone suffering from it may not even know it. Questions such as: “what did I do? Why am I such a bad person? And/or how do I get these feelings to stop?” are on the minds of people experiencing moral injury.

This Class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury. The participants will learn common characteristics and feelings associated with moral injury and its consequences, as well as strategies to help with moral injury repair.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook

Handbook designed to help Service members who are wounded, ill and injured, as well as family members who are taking care of them, navigate through the military and veteran disability, evaluation, compensation and benefits programs designed to help ... [More]
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Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook

Handbook designed to help Service members who are wounded, ill and injured, as well as family members who are taking care of them, navigate through the military and veteran disability, evaluation, compensation and benefits programs designed to help them.

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