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How can mobile Army families prepare for parenthood?
1. What factors affect how you prepare for parenthood as an Army family? Family unit changes impact on all aspects of Army life, so how can Service families ensure they receive support when faced with issues such as isolation, giving up work/employment, separation from their soldier, financial problems and housing?
2. What initiatives are out there to support Regular and Reserve families?
3. How can Army families help themselves?
4. What work is AFF doing in this area?
5. What support is out there for female soldiers who are pregnant?
6. How can Service spouses and partners be sure their soldier is around for the birth? What happens if they’re away?
7. Are there any Armed Forces Covenant commitments?
Transition – unemployed to employed. Highlighting short and long routes into work and encouraging families to take a long-term approach through training/re-training
1. What are the short and long routes to employment?
2. How can Army families find meaningful employment?
3. What are the challenges and how can they be overcome, Regular and Reserves?
4. What happens when you’re posted overseas?
5. How does AFF encourage non-serving partners to plan their careers?
Supporting transition for early years children in Army families. To explore the specific needs that under-fives in mobile Army families have and how they are supported
1) Quick poll: How many different settings have Army families’ children had? How many different key workers?
2) What issues and challenges do under-fives in Army families face considering there is no MOD/DfE funding for them?
3) What is AFF doing?
4) What is the MOD’s view and how are DCYP and Department for Education addressing this? New policy coming.
5) How are mobile families with pre-school age children supported and what more is being done?
Heading for civvy street – the Army family
1) AFF’s work with local government on accommodation for divorcing spouses. Moving to civvy street on your own.
IN HOMES: February 28
IN HOMES: May 23
IN HOMES: August 31
IN HOMES: November 14