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Author Werber, Laura.

Title Support for the 21st-century reserve force : insights to facilitate successful reintegration for citizen warriors and their families / Laura Werber, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, Karen Chan Osilla, Elizabeth Wilke, Anny Wong, Joshua Breslau, Karin E. Kitchens.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 215 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR206
RAND Corporation research report series ; RR206.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction. -- What do Guard and Reserve families look like? -- What factors relate to successful reintegration? -- What are the main challenges Guard and Reserve families face after deployment? -- What resources are available to help Guard and Reserve families reintegrate? -- What kinds of reintegration support do Guard and Reserve families use and find helpful? -- What are the challenges to supporting Guard and Reserve families? -- What advice do families and providers offer to ensure that reintegration goes smoothly? -- Conclusions and recommendations. -- Appendixes. -- References.
Summary Many studies have examined the impact of deployment on military families, but few have assessed either the challenges that guard and reserve families face following deployment or how they manage the reintegration phase of the deployment cycle. This report aims to facilitate the successful reintegration of guard and reserve personnel as they return to civilian life after deployment. Using surveys and interviews with guard and reserve families, along with interviews with resource providers, this report examines how these families fare after deployment, the challenges they confront during that time frame, and the strategies and resources they use to navigate the reintegration phase. Factors associated with reintegration success include the adequacy of communication between families and the service member's unit or Service and between service members and their families, initial readiness for deployment, family finances, and whether the service member returns with a psychological issue or physical injury. Successful reintegration from the families' perspective was related to measures of military readiness, such as the service members' plans to continue guard or reserve service. In addition, there is a wide-ranging and complex 'web of support' available to assist families with reintegration, including U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) programs, state and local government agencies, private nonprofit and for-profit resource providers, faith-based organizations, and informal resources (such as family, friends, and social networks). Opportunities for collaboration among providers abound. DoD does not have to 'do it all, ' but the report suggests steps it can take to ensure that reintegration proceeds as smoothly as possible.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed Sept. 2, 2013).
Funding The research described in this report was prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense ... under Contract W74V8H-06-0002.
Subject Veteran reintegration -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reserves.
United States -- National Guard.
Veterans -- Services for -- United States.
Families of military personnel -- Services for -- United States.
United States -- National Guard -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reserves -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
Armed Forces -- Reserves. (OCoLC)fst00814630
Families of military personnel -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst01765693
Veteran reintegration. (OCoLC)fst01895792
Veterans -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst01165797
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Administration.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Werber, Laura. Support for the 21st-century reserve force. 2013 (DLC) 2013031047
ISBN 9780833081995 (electronic bk.)
0833081993 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061157106
GBVCP 1008659290

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