Overview

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Welcome to National Guard Family Program's e-learning lesson on engaging communities and support systems, and the importance of natural support in building resilience. This lesson will provide an in-depth look at types of support for National Guard families. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to discuss how resilience can offset risk factors in families, discuss the connection between natural supports and the building of resilience in families, and identify natural supports within your own community.

Guard families can boost their protective factors by building natural supports.

Natural supports are present in all of our lives.  By learning to identify and develop them, families can boost their resilience—thereby increasing their ability to overcome or adjust to hardship or change.

Resilience and natural supports go hand-in-hand.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
• Discuss how resilience can offset risk factors in families;
• Discuss the connection between natural supports and the building of resilience in families;
• Identify natural supports within your own community.