The U.S. Navy will soon hire 21 Deployed Resiliency Counselors (DRCs) to deploy aboard ships, providing the same services within the same scope of care that Clinical Counselors provide at the Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs). The implementation of the DRC program was mandated as part of the new Sexual Assault Response Program initiatives. The counseling and support services provided by the DRC are preventative in nature, aimed at addressing life challenges such as adjustment to deployments, separation from friends and family, relationship and family issues, and other challenges to military life. The DRCs are also fully trained to provide an extra layer of support to any victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, assuring that there are no gaps in support services.
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