This guide is designed to help safety-net service providers and other stakeholders sustainably integrate healthy marriage and relationship education into their services for military service members and their families. Safety-net service providers are people who work in Federal, State, Local, and Tribal agencies and help others achieve self-sufficiency.
The guide uses a three-stage process organized in chapters, with tools and resources for each stage.
- Chapter 1 helps build or strengthen an agency’s ability to engage military service members and their families by laying the foundation for a better understanding of military structure and culture. This process is referred to as building interpersonal relationships with military service members and their families.
- Chapter 2 focuses on how an agency can build andstrengthen interagency relationships and connect with existing military resource networks. These connections are important because when agencies purposely work together, their collective impact is often greater than the impact of any single agency alone or agencies operating in silos. By working together, agencies can pool talents and resources, avoid duplication of services, and streamline service delivery to military service members and their families.
- Chapter 3 provides tips, tools, and resources for integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into existing service delivery systems for military service members and their families.