Family Communication During Deployment

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You and your family can overcome communication challenges.

When you are deployed for long periods of time, communication with your loved ones can often be challenging. By exploring the different methods of communication and weighing the pros and cons of each, your family can better leverage your family communications plan. It can also be helpful to consider what you want to communicate, as well as what you are allowed to communicate. While overcoming your family communication challenges can be difficult, you can use constructive communication strategies to create successful communication. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify types of information that can and cannot be shared during deployment,
  • Recall strategies to leverage the family communications plan,
  • Apply constructive communication strategies, and
  • Apply strategies to manage communication challenges.