The Emotional Cycle of Post Deployment

Wrap Up: Summary

There are many challenges to overcome during post deployment

Anticipating post deployment challenges is important to minimize the emotional trauma to the family. Deployment is an opportunity for growth within your family, but only if you can manage the stresses that come with it. It is necessary to embrace the growth and change, in order to reestablish the family bonds when your family is whole again. There are many resources available throughout these stages as well. Select the Resources tab to download the handout, Deployment Resources, and find helpful websites and supports. Now that you’ve completed this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the seven stages of the emotional cycle of deployment,
  • Recall characteristics of the two post deployment stages, and
  • Apply strategies to manage the emotional cycle of post deployment.

Take the post test to receive your certificate of completion.