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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

State Representatives Work with Army One Source to Improve Family Support

  • May 18, 2011
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Community leaders from the Midwest and West met with Army One Source community support coordinators earlier this month to discuss ways to get more local organizations involved in supporting military families on issues related to behavioral health, finance and faith.

Representatives from Michigan, for example, said their greatest needs were training resources for community-based chaplains working with military families in rural areas, and first responders and mental health professionals to improve their ability to communicate with personnel and family members in crisis. The community leaders plan to ask faith-based and public safety organizations what they can offer to assist military families, according to the story by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

The session aimed to share problems and lessons learned among state leaders as a way to provide a better quality-of-life to geographically dispersed service members and their families. The Army One Source program provides easy access to information and services needed by soldiers and families.

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