Re-Entry and Reintegration: Returning Home after Combat
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Solider life exists on a continuum of readiness for deployment. Re-entry and reintegration—the return home and reunion with family and community—key the success of the deployment cycle. In current and projected future operations, the Army and society will both bear the burden of this re-entry and re-integration. Programs and procedures in place work towards improving communication, mitigating distress and resolving crises during reentry and reintegration. Key elements include: inclusion of families and communities early into the planning for reentry and reintegration; normalization (non-medicalization of distress); easy access to behavioral health professionals; and education of families on resources and benefits. Through broad collaboration, maximal benefit to the Soldier, family members and society be realized.
KEY WORDSreintegration redeployment homecoming demobilization re-entry
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