Operation Resilient Families (ORF) is a Program of Experiential Learning: Empowering Veterans and their Families to Address Post-Deployment Challenges with Strength, Intention, and Shared Community
Operation Resilient Families (ORF) is an eight-session peer-led program for veterans of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) and their families. While openly acknowledging difficult post-deployment issues, this program uses a strength-based and strategic approach. ORF focuses on enhancing family resilience through a process designed to help prevent overwhelming readjustment challenges. Through a series of facilitated discussions and exercises, ORF participants identify their own family's strengths, resources and challenging situations. With the support of peers sharing similar experiences, participants also learn to utilize a number of communication and problem-solving skills, and develop a personalized Family Resilience Plan for use in proactively addressing their specific family circumstances.