Oct 9, 2019
Helping Couples Prepare for Deployment looks at the challenges of a military deployment, a few tools for managing it, coping strategies, goal setting, common errors and the importance of good communication.
Sandra Pinard has been the deployment coordinator at the CFB Esquimalt's Military Family Resource Centre for over 15 years.
“But sometimes if you're stressed out in one little thing happens, it could be enough to send you into a downward spiral for that day. So just preparing on those little things in advance is really helpful and I think it can offset those chances for you to blow something small out of proportion.” – Acting Sub Lieutenant Michelle Scott
“The most common error is that people don't prepare for deployment. They don't think about it, they think, oh, I've got this, it's it's only three months, you know, and it's only six weeks. It's the shorter deployments, I find, where people more commonly don't prepare for they think but six weeks out what possibly go wrong in a six week period. And something could go wrong on your way home from work today.” - Sandra Pinard, Deployment Coordinator, Esquimalt MFRC