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Military OneSource Family Readiness Systemhttp://www.militaryonesource.mil/search?content_id=266979 December 7, 2012The Family Readiness System (FRS) is the network of programs, services, people, and agencies,and the collaboration among them, that promotes the readiness and quality of life of servicemembers and their families. The services available through the FRS can help you develop new skillsand tackle life’s challenges - in every stage of military life.What services are available through the Family Readiness System?The following services are available through the FRS. Additional services, which vary by accesspoint, may be offered to meet the unique needs of your installation or community. Mobilit y and deployment assist ance. Services designed to help you adjust to all phases of the deployment cycle. Relocat ion assist ance. Information, education, and referrals to help with questions related to permanent change of station moves such moving costs, housing options, child care, spouse employment opportunities, schools, community orientation, and much more. Personal f inancial management . Services that provide tools and information to help you achieve financial goals and address financial challenges. Topics include consumer education, budgeting and debt liquidation, retirement planning, and savings and investment counseling. Spouse educat ion and career services. Services include career exploration opportunities, education and training, employment readiness assistance, and employment connections. Family lif e educat ion. Education and enrichment services that focus on helping families build and maintain healthy relationships and strengthen problem-solving skills. Emergency f amily assist ance. Services that promote short and long-term recovery and the return to a stable environment after an emergency. Domest ic abuse prevent ion and response services. Education, support services, and treatment to help promote healthy and safe intimate relationships, reduce the occurrence of domestic abuse and address domestic abuse when it occurs. Child abuse prevent ion and response services. Services that help promote positive parent-child relationships, prevent child abuse, and address abuse when it occurs. New parent support . Services designed to help new parents adapt to parenthood, including playgroups, classes, and access to books, booklets, and other written materials on parenting. Except ional f amily member (EFM) support . For families with special needs, education and assistance related to the EFM Program enrollment and assignment coordination process, non-clinical case management, and relocation support. Non-medical individual and f amily counseling. Short-term, non-medical counseling services address topics related to personal growth and positive functioning. Transit ion assist ance. Services that prepare separating service members and their families to reenter civilian life. Morale, Welf are, and Recreat ion. A variety of recreational opportunities that include fitness
and sports, libraries, skill development programs and travel and lodging. Inf ormat ion and ref erral. Information designed to help you become familiar with and access the range of services available through the FRS.How do I access services?You can visit, call, or log on to one of the FRS access points listed below. Regardless of yourService branch or geographic location, you will have access to helpful support and resources. If theaccess point you choose does not have what you need, simply request help finding it. FRS accesspoints include:Installation-based Military and Family Support CentersInstallation-based Military and Family Support Centers are a one-stop-shop for family readinessinformation and services. Centers are open to all service members and their families, regardless ofthe service member’s branch. Find your local installations center by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONSor the links below. Each branch of Service uses a Service-unique name for this access point:Reserve Component Family ProgramsReserve Component Family Programs deliver family readiness services in a number of ways:through facility-based locations, website, or by telephone. While these access points deliver alimited number of direct services to members and their families, they can readily refer you to otherFRS resources. Find your Reserve Component Family Program by visiting the links below:Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP)JFSAP is a Defense-wide program that augments services provided through installation-basedMilitary and Family Support Centers and Reserve Component Family Programs. JFSAP teams,which are based at each state’s Joint Force Headquarters, provide services such as non-medicalindividual and family counseling through Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs); informationabout MOS resources and services; and referrals to community-based services and support suchas assistance locating child care.Community OrganizationsNon-military, community organizations that support military families are also considered a part ofthe FRS, as they play a key role in providing the services you need for everyday life. A listing offederal and civilian partners that are officially recognized by the Department of Defense isavailable online. Your local access points (Military and Family Support Center, Guard and ReserveComponent Family Program, MOS, and JFSAP) can also connect you to other approved partnersoffering services in your local community.