Accession Number:

ADA390558

Title:

A Study of Critical Army Family Programs

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Current U.S. policy supports quality of life improvements for the well-being of the military and their family members. In spite of strong words of support by senior leaders, military policies seem to be failing. Many soldiers are leaving the Army for other careers owing in part to the inadequacy of family support programs and quality of life factors. This strategic research project addresses recent concerns expressed by soldiers and family members about quality of life and Army well-being. Most noteworthy, this paper examines two Army family programs that are of paramount concern to commanders, soldiers, and their spouses Child Development Services and Youth Services, both components of Army Child and Youth Services. Issues regarding these programs include increasing access to child care and improving Youth Services outreach efforts to Army adolescents. These two areas are examined in terms of significance, issues, and recommendations of how to improve these critical Army family programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE