Pre-Deployment  Separation Briefing CH(CPT) Keith J. Andrews TF-Ram Chaplain www.chaplainandrews.com
Purpose Highlight common problems that occur as a result of separation and address recommendations  to resolve these probl...
Expectations
Single Soldier You experience the same emotions and relationship stresses of deployment.  Deployments can be just as deman...
Separation Reality Separation is a process Anxiety is normal Change Will Occur
Understanding Yourself <ul><li>Focused on the mission  </li></ul><ul><li>Develop lasting friendships  </li></ul><ul><li>Ex...
Understanding Yourself Upon Returning Home, You May: <ul><ul><li>Find your whole family routine is changed </li></ul></ul>...
Understanding Your Spouse During deployment, your spouse may have: <ul><ul><li>Experienced changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective Adapted from Article Published in the Apr-Jun 2001 editio...
Pre-Deployment <ul><li>Anticipation of loss </li></ul><ul><li>Denial  </li></ul><ul><li>Train-up/long hours away  </li></u...
Deployment <ul><li>Mixed emotions/relief  </li></ul><ul><li>Disoriented/overwhelmed  </li></ul><ul><li>Numb, sad, alone  <...
Sustainment  <ul><li>New routines established  </li></ul><ul><li>New sources of support  </li></ul><ul><li>Feel more in co...
Re-Deployment Time frame: months 12 thru 15 <ul><li>Anticipation Excitement  </li></ul><ul><li>Apprehension  </li></ul><ul...
Post-Deployment Time frame: 3 to 6 months after <ul><li>Honeymoon period  </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of independence  </li></u...
Deployment Cycle Deployment Pre-deployment Sustainment Redeployment Post-Deployment
Planning For Success
Two Key Statements for Separation Plan Ahead Communicate  Expectations
Obstacles To Success Alcohol Criticisms Avoid the “Who Had It Worse” Game Unresolved Issues Unrealistic Expectations
<ul><li>How both of you feel,  </li></ul><ul><li>What you worry about,  </li></ul><ul><li>How to handle emergencies </li><...
Develop a Communication Plan <ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Phone <...
Separating from your Spouse <ul><li>Be honest.  </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about your anxieties.  </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate...
Children <ul><li>Anticipate the problems and discuss them with the entire family. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on successes; li...
Online Resource with Parent/Child Video Parents Video http://www.sesameworkshop.org/tlc/ Helping Children Cope With Deploy...
You can get help and support! <ul><li>For the Spouse </li></ul><ul><li>Other family members  </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </l...
<ul><li>For the Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Battle Buddy </li></ul><ul><li>Other soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></u...
<ul><li>Military One Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.militaryonesource.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Army Life Too </li><...
References <ul><li>The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective:  U.S. Army Medical Department Journal...
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Pre Deployment Separation Brief

  1. 1. Pre-Deployment Separation Briefing CH(CPT) Keith J. Andrews TF-Ram Chaplain www.chaplainandrews.com
  2. 2. Purpose Highlight common problems that occur as a result of separation and address recommendations to resolve these problems before and when they occur.
  3. 3. Expectations
  4. 4. Single Soldier You experience the same emotions and relationship stresses of deployment. Deployments can be just as demanding for the single military member. You have an additional burden of finding a reliable individual to handle your personal affairs during your absence.
  5. 5. Separation Reality Separation is a process Anxiety is normal Change Will Occur
  6. 6. Understanding Yourself <ul><li>Focused on the mission </li></ul><ul><li>Develop lasting friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Experience varying levels of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Feel concerned and disconnected from your family </li></ul>During the deployment you will be:
  7. 7. Understanding Yourself Upon Returning Home, You May: <ul><ul><li>Find your whole family routine is changed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be stand-offish from those you care about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not want to talk about your deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anxious about intimacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel hurt when your children are afraid of you </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Understanding Your Spouse During deployment, your spouse may have: <ul><ul><li>Experienced changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Felt stressed or overwhelmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assumed added responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced a temporary relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become involved in different activities and friends </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective Adapted from Article Published in the Apr-Jun 2001 edition of U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. Time Adjusted from Six Month Model to 15 Month Model
  10. 10. Pre-Deployment <ul><li>Anticipation of loss </li></ul><ul><li>Denial </li></ul><ul><li>Train-up/long hours away </li></ul><ul><li>Getting affairs in order </li></ul><ul><li>Mental/physical distance </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments </li></ul>Time frame: months prior
  11. 11. Deployment <ul><li>Mixed emotions/relief </li></ul><ul><li>Disoriented/overwhelmed </li></ul><ul><li>Numb, sad, alone </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Security issues </li></ul>Time frame: first month
  12. 12. Sustainment <ul><li>New routines established </li></ul><ul><li>New sources of support </li></ul><ul><li>Feel more in control </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence (&quot;I can do this&quot;) </li></ul>Time frame: months 2 thru 12
  13. 13. Re-Deployment Time frame: months 12 thru 15 <ul><li>Anticipation Excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Apprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Burst of energy/&quot;nesting&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty making decisions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Post-Deployment Time frame: 3 to 6 months after <ul><li>Honeymoon period </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of independence </li></ul><ul><li>Need for &quot;own&quot; space </li></ul><ul><li>Renegotiating routines </li></ul><ul><li>Reintegrating into family </li></ul>
  15. 15. Deployment Cycle Deployment Pre-deployment Sustainment Redeployment Post-Deployment
  16. 16. Planning For Success
  17. 17. Two Key Statements for Separation Plan Ahead Communicate Expectations
  18. 18. Obstacles To Success Alcohol Criticisms Avoid the “Who Had It Worse” Game Unresolved Issues Unrealistic Expectations
  19. 19. <ul><li>How both of you feel, </li></ul><ul><li>What you worry about, </li></ul><ul><li>How to handle emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Repair problems </li></ul><ul><li>What you think needs to be done around the house </li></ul>Discuss with your spouse the deployment Discuss these things BEFORE you depart on a deployment.
  20. 20. Develop a Communication Plan <ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul><ul><li>American Red Cross </li></ul>
  21. 21. Separating from your Spouse <ul><li>Be honest. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about your anxieties. </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate Mood swings </li></ul>Understand that No amount of planning or talking prepares you for the moment of departure.
  22. 22. Children <ul><li>Anticipate the problems and discuss them with the entire family. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on successes; limit criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Take personal time with each child </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your children before the deployment begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for Communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Help Children to plan for the departure </li></ul>
  23. 23. Online Resource with Parent/Child Video Parents Video http://www.sesameworkshop.org/tlc/ Helping Children Cope With Deployment
  24. 24. You can get help and support! <ul><li>For the Spouse </li></ul><ul><li>Other family members </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>FRG </li></ul><ul><li>Rear Detactment </li></ul><ul><li>Chaplains </li></ul><ul><li>Church community </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling services </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>For the Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Battle Buddy </li></ul><ul><li>Other soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Other family members </li></ul><ul><li>Chaplains </li></ul><ul><li>Chain of command </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Services </li></ul>You can get help and support!
  26. 26. <ul><li>Military One Source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.militaryonesource.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Army Life Too </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.myarmylifetoo.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Army vFRG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://www.armyfrg.org </li></ul></ul>Online Resources
  27. 27. References <ul><li>The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: A Military Family Perspective: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal. Apr-Jun 2001by LTC Simon H. Pincus, USA, MC, COL Robert House, USAR, MC, LTC (P) Joseph Christenson, USA, MC, and CAPT Lawrence E. Adler, MC, USNR-R </li></ul><ul><li>One Day Redeployment Marriage Workshop. CH(CPT) Keith J. Andrews, 1-101 AVN. 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Marriages. 501st Special Troops Battalion,101st Airborne Division. CH(MAJ) Matthew Wysocki. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Communication. PowerPoint Presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Anger Management: A Solution Focused Approach. PowerPoint Presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Bonds: For the 101st Airborne Division and their loved ones. Copyright © PREP Educational Products, Inc. 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>PREP: The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program. Copyright © PREP Educational Products, Inc. 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Chaplain’s Mid-Tour Brief. CH(CPT) Keith J. Andrews, 1-101 AVN. 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Battlemind Training--Preparing for War: What Soldiers Should Know and Do. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Staying in Touch With Your Military Spouse. By Sheri & Bob Stritof. http://marriage.about.com/od/militarymarriages/qt/milstayintouch.htm </li></ul><ul><li>USAA Deployment Guide. The USAA Educational Foundation. 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from www.defenselink.mil/photos/, www.mnf-iraq.com,, www.minnesotanationalguard.org/, picasaweb.google.com </li></ul>
  28. 28. Pre-Deployment Separation Briefing CH(CPT) Keith J. Andrews TF-Ram Chaplain www.chaplainandrews.com

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