About Family Readiness Groups
The Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) purpose is to encourage selfreliance among members by providing information, referral assistance, and mutual support. FRGs achieve readiness by providing an atmosphere and an agenda of activities, which builds cohesiveness among unit members. FRGs serves as the conduit between the command and family members. There is no rank in the family readiness groups and that is the key to its success. All soldiers and family members are members of the FRG. Common goals of FRGs include:
- Welcoming service and family members into the unit.
- Developing relationships that enable effective communication.
- Fostering a sense of belonging to the team in all family members.
- Creating forums for family members to develop friendships and support each other.
- Establishing communication networks.
- Providing and participating in formal FRG professional development training.
Every unit manages its family readiness group differently, depending on the personality of leaders, the number of families involved, available resources, etc. The core of the family readiness group is the unit. All FRGs throughout the Army share the same purpose: to support Army families.