Family Support Groups Spouse and family adjustments, support for retention, and perceptions of unit leaders as supportive are significantly higher among spouses involved in FRGs. Two-thirds of Army spouses (68%) indicated that their unit has an active FRG. One-fifth (21%) of spouses with available FRGs have not participated at all. Among the 68% of spouses with active FRGs, 40% said their family has received FRG help. The personal helpfulness rating of their FRG was directly related to rank, with junior enlisted spouses least likely to report helpfulness (33%) compared to senior officer spouses (64%).
Social Support Adjustment Among Army Civilian Spouses [Acrobat .pdf format] Having fun and getting physically fit are the most common reasons for MWR participation. More frequent use of MWR is related to higher levels of positive spouse adjustment.
Deployment and Separation Adjustment Among Army Civilian Spouses [Acrobat .pdf format] Successful adjustment is highly associated with perceived supportiveness of Army leaders and use of Army agencies.
Adjustment of Army Children to Deployment Separations About half of Army children cope well with deployments.
Reunion Adjustment among Army Civilian Spouses with Returned Soldiers [Acrobat .pdf format] Support for families from unit leaders and support programs during deployment is rated as weak to poor.
Army Support Programs and Civilian Spouse Deployment Adjustments Health care is the most widely used service during deployment (79%) followed by recreation (42%), CDS (29%), ACS (23%) and Chaplains and FAC (17%).