I'm Already Home...Again
Keeping your family close while on assignment or deployment is filled with connection ideas gathered from those who have experience deployment personally.
This book has helped over 30,000 military families find the connection ideas that worked for them! With over 200 tips and connection strategies to choose from, you are sure to find ways to improve your relationship and stay connected during military separations. Includes information about: Pre-deployment and deployment phase connections, helping pets deal with transition, using your spirituality through adversity, project ideas for kids and teens and a list of other resources including family assistance centers and military programs for support.
I'm Already Home...Again is written in an easy to read style that allows you quick access to information about connecting with your loved one.
About the Author
Elaine is a wife and mother whose husband served in the Army National Guard between 1969 and 1975 before they were married. Recognizing that the stress of separation is there even for short assignments, she was particularly touched by what military families face with sustained absences. In 2003 Elaine went back to her roots in communication to write I'm Already Home, a book designed to help families discover unique and wonderful ways to stay connected and in constant communication when they are separated by deployments and assignments. In 2006 the updated edition, I'm Already Home...Again, was released which combines the best of the original edition with over 150 new ideas, resources, stories, and expanded chapters on reunion, reintegration, pets and deployments, and how communities, schools, and extended families can help. The information for both books was gleaned through interviews with over 2000 military families. Following the path of another 1200 family interviews, 2009 brought the release of her 3rd book, The Road Home - Smoothing the Transition Back from Deployment covering the challenges of reunion and reintegration. She is also in the middle of writing 24 Flip Tips Pocket books for the Guidance Group and the 4MCA catalog covering 24 specific areas of military life.