Combat Stress Control
Table C-1. Combat stress prevention
Battle fatigue training or stress management training.
Communicate with soldiers and allow them to work
through stress, fear, anxiety, anger, and frustration.
Interact with family support groups prior to deployment
and provide assurance that families will be taken care
of while soldiers are deployed.
Ministry of presence to soldiers.
Speak with soldiers and provide an opportunity to share
fears, hopes, and feelings (such as a critical events
Provide opportunities for individual/group prayer and
Administer rites, sacraments, and ordinances at
Coordinate worship services, sacraments, rites, and
Provide an opportunity for personal counseling.
Reinforce the soldier's sense of self-worth and hope.
Structure opportunities for soldiers to talk about combat
experiences into their lives.
Prepare for the next stage of battle.
Provide personal religious items and materials.
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