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Chapter 88 of Title 10, United States Code, "Military Family Programs and Military Child Care," February 1, 2010. This legislation provides authority to the Office of Family Policy to coordinate programs and activities of the military departments and to make recommendations to the secretaries of the military departments regarding military family programs. It also establishes online resources providing comprehensive family program information for service members and their families.


HR 5122 "John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007" SEC. 675. Joint Family Support Assistance Program This legislation authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out a joint family support assistance program for the purpose of providing to the families of Armed Forces members.

HR 1585 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008" SEC. 582 Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program This legislation directs the Secretary of Defense to establish the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program for the purpose of providing informational events and activities for members of the reserve components of the armed forces, their families, and community members to facilitate access to services supporting their health throughout the phases of the deployment cycle.


Image of DVD cover. This video program is designed specifically for older children and adolescents as they face military deployment in their family. This product was developed by military pediatricians and adolescent medicine specialists to help military youth understand that they are not alone as they experience family separation. It also provides tools for young people to use to begin to understand and cope in healthy ways with their feelings and emotions related to a military deployment.

Two teenage girls talking with a service member and a teacher. Deployment causes strong emotions for everyone in the family. It can be especially hard on teenagers, who are often experiencing turmoil of their own simply because of the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. But your support can go a long way toward helping your teenager deal with the difficulties of deployment. In fact, the deployment period can be a time of personal growth, as your teenager takes on added responsibilities and makes emotional adjustments.






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