Deployments can be challenging for children. Before the service member deploys, make sure you understand their wishes and some of the potential challenges awaiting you during this period. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Have a family care plan.
- Use resources available through the Family Readiness System.
- Reach out when you need help — it's available.
Designated caregivers need to know how to access military resources, especially if they're not familiar with military life. Resources and support are available through the Family Readiness System — a network of programs, support services, people and agencies. To find the nearest Military and Family Support Center visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS or call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647.
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