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The family advocacy program (FAP) is a federally mandated program on every U.S. military installation with command sponsored families that promotes the prevention and rehabilitation of domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect.

Citation: The military family advocacy program. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/family-life/preventing-abuse-neglect/the-family-advocacy-program Campise, M. & Huleatt, W. (2018). Department of Defense family advocacy program [PDF file].

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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"A firm arrangement for the care of children during deployment, including a determination of who will care for the member’s child or children during deployment and other absences; arrangements to provide financial, medical, and logistical support for the children’s well-being’ name and consent to the plan of any noncustodial parent who will not be the caregiver during the service member’s absence; and designation of a temporary caregiver in case of incapacity or death of the service member while permanent custody is established.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Military

The family check-up model is a proven strengths-based intervention model designed to promote child (2-17 years) well-being through the improvement of parent and family management.

Citation: The family check-up. (n.d.). Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://reachinstitute.asu.edu/family-check-up

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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“Individuals certified to provide child care to children from infancy to 12 years of age in their homes on military installations; family childcare homes may offer daytime, evening, nighttime, and weekend hours.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Military

“Satisfaction with interpersonal connections and dynamics among family members.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

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The family life cycle refers to the normative emotional and intellectual stages of family development over the lifespan.

Category: Theories

Family readiness is the preparedness of military families to address the challenges of the military lifestyle.

Citation: Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (2019). Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Washington DC: The Joint Staff.

Category: Military

Family readiness groups (FRG) are voluntary support groups of loved ones, volunteers, soldiers, and civilians in which members mutually support one another and communicate with the chain of command and community resources.

Citation: Operation READY (n.d.). The Army family readiness group leader's handbook[PDF]. Retrieved from www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/frg_hdbk.pdf

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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“An expanded model of family resilience that examines key processes involved in family resiliency and resources that families draw upon to help manage and reduce stress and cultivate resiliency and positive growth, including family belief systems, family organizational patterns, and family communication processes.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Theories

“Payment made to service members who are required to be away from their permanent duty station for more than 30 continuous days.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families -theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Military

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