Family Readiness Group Handbook
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Thoughts for a Deploying Commander
- Chapter 2. Rear Detachment Command: Mission and Organization
- Chapter 3. Preparations and Execution
- Chapter 4. Rear Detachment Challenges
- Chapter 5. Family Readiness Groups
- Chapter 6. Casualty Operations: The Glass Ball
- Chapter 7. Conclusion
- Appendix A. Greatest Challenges
- Section I: Managing Family Issues
- Section II: Operations Security (OPSEC)
- Section III: Family Care Teams
- Appendix B. Frequently Asked Questions on Rear Detachment Operations
- Appendix C. Links to Resources
The Family Readiness Group (FRG) provides an avenue of mutual support and assistance and a network of communication among family members, the chain of command, and community resources. The primary purpose of any FRG is to encourage self-sufficiency among its members by providing information, referral assistance, and mutual support.
- The FRG encourages self-sufficiency among its members.
- The FRG achieves family readiness by providing emotional support and activities that build a cohesive team.
- The FRG and the Rear Detachment (Rear D) provide the primary support to family members during a unit’s deployment.
Family readiness initiatives are designed to assist Army families during periods of deployment or emergency and provide a means of information flow between the military (Rear D) and family members. During periods of non-deployment, FRG activities are directed at developing a sense of community among families in partnership with their unit. Knowing family members will have the collective support of unit FRGs and the Rear D command group allows Soldiers and leaders to focus on mission requirements.
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