Coping with Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Military families are invited to attend the Red Cross' free presentation of Coping with Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families Aug. 7, 2010 at 1:00.

Spouses and parents will find this class, held in the classroom in building 669 at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., supportive and beneficial to prepare family members to ensure they are better able to deal with the challenges of 'serving' at home while their loved one is deployed

With today's pace of military deployments, the armed forces are paying increasing attention to preparing service members to cope with the psychological stress of combat and its aftermath.

Coping with Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families was developed out of the Red Cross' continuing commitment to serve military families. This course was designed specifically for the spouses, parents, siblings and significant others of service members.

It provides useful information on how to strengthen your ability to successfully respond to the challenges that military family members may encounter throughout the deployment cycle. It also explains how to provide psychological first aid to others experiencing stressful feelings or events.

For more information about the office and its programs please visit the 129 RQW Airman & Family Readiness website at http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/resources/familyreadiness.asp. To View past and present versions of the Post It please go to http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100803-018.pdf.