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Strong Bonds for Families

 Strong Bonds for Families

From diapers and night feedings to recitals and soccer games, the responsibilities of child-rearing can be especially difficult for military Families. Daily routine can become overwhelming when Families are faced with long separations, frequent relocations, and deployment. That’s why we developed the Strong Bonds Family program. It’s our way of saying thank you for the sacrifices your Family makes every day.

We understand the unique stresses of military life, so we want to serve your Family through an off‑post, Strong Bonds weekend retreat. Children 8 years old and over may participate in most exercises of the Strong Bonds Family program. Your family and others from your unit will gain skills to help sustain healthy interactions throughout the trials of Army life. In addition to relevant teaching and skills training, there is time for relaxation, recreation, fellowship, and fun.

Strong Bonds programs are offered by Army Chaplains with the full support of your Commanding Officer. You’ll gain practical, useful information based on curriculum designed especially for military Families. Through small group and one-on-one activities, Family members learn how to maintain closeness during frequent relocation, long separations, and repeated reunions.

Despite the stress of military life, Army Families inspire their children to carry on the tradition.