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Welcome to Family Readiness
The Family Readiness Group (FRG) Program includes two phases, sustainment and deployment.
The sustainment phase is critical in developing the concept of family support and for building communication networks and providing information and education to all the groups' members. Family Readiness activities are aimed at developing a sense of community and partnership between the unit's families and the unit itself.
During a deployment, a crisis or an emergency, the FRG provides critical information flow and support. The purpose of the FRG is to enable a unit's family members to establish and operate a system through which they can effectively:
The Family Readiness Group Program has the potential to reduce stress and be the means through which a commander is made aware of a situation or problem. The FRG does greatly assist in reaching a solution, or more importantly, preventing the problem in the first place. As a result, the FRG has a significant impact on the unit's readiness.
The goals of the Family Readiness Group are:
The success of a Family Readiness Group is dependent on family member interaction with each other and with the unit commander on a regular basis. This interaction creates the network that identifies and helps solve family member concerns and issues effectively, and in a personal manner. Through involvement in managing a Family Readiness Group and interaction within a unit community, family members actually become a more important, integral part of that unit's activities.
Family members should be given the opportunity to:
Family Readiness Groups will not: