Family Readiness Groups
The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is one of the most important mechanisms for supporting family members who are left at the home base when units deploy. The volunteers who make up the FRG are a key element in helping maintain family member morale while also providing necessary assistance when problems are encountered. Providing support for family members at the home base ensures that deployed soldiers can focus on their mission without unnecessary distractions.
The links below are from the U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI). ARI is the Army's lead laboratory conducting research, development and analysis on training, leader development and soldier issues. ARI also includes Centers of Excellence on attitude and opinion surveys and occupational analysis.
Family Readiness Group Leaders' Online Handbook
Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leaders Handbook
Personel and Family Readiness Guide