Long deployments, post-deployment adjustments, frequent moves and other life changes and challenges can make military life difficult for the family – especially children of military fathers. Having strong family resilience can help grow a family and make them stronger during times of deployment. Wars may be coming to an end but the consequences of these wars will have lingering effects on our military families for years to come.
NFI programs such as 24/7 Dad®, the most complete fatherhood program that focuses on the characteristics that men need to be good dads, and Understanding Dad, which is designed specifically for mother and focuses on improving the relationship mothers have with fathers, can be a great place to start on improving family resilience.
By giving dads the skills they need to be involved fathers builds family resilience.