The strength of the Army Reserve is only as strong as the relationships that support the Soldiers within it. The Army Reserve works to improve the resiliency of those relationships with a chaplain-led program called Strong Bonds. The Strong Bonds Training Program offers skills-based training that focuses on enhancing the most important relationships. These skills can make good relationships great and assist you to persevere through difficult times. Strong Bonds is conducted in an off-site training format to maximize the training effect. This training provides an interactive, safe, and secure environment to address many challenges of the military.
Strong Bonds Single Soldier and Married Couple participants are given tools and information to enhance communication and healthier relationships with a nationally recognized curriculum from Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program, or PREP. Family event participants are instructed using a program called Family Wellness. Using these curriculum, participants are led through video and workbook-supported discussions on various aspects of communication, personalities and problem solving. This training provides an interactive, safe, and secure environment to address many challenges of the military life. The Strong Bonds Program offers three learning tracks:
Married Couple Training: Train in effective communication, conflict management, developing friendship and fun with your partner.
Family Training: Build your team dynamic through training in managing change in all types of Families, raising healthy children, and maintaining healthy relationships.
Single Soldier Training: Develop better self awareness and skills to make wise choices for long-lasting, healthy relationships.