MCFTB – Class Descriptions

L.I.N.K.S.

Marine Corps 101 for Spouses

Let Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge, & Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) be one way to welcome you to the unique, sometimes challenging, and very rewarding military lifestyle. As with any new lifestyle, many aspects in your everyday world will be very different from what you are used to. Join the many spouses who have “been down this road” and are excited to pass along their valuable experiences during the next session of L.I.N.K.S. Meet new friends and make the most of your family’s military tour. One two-day session will explain a little bit about military history and tradition, how to cope with a “PCS” (permanent change of station) move, and how to find and make use of the resources the base offers to families.

NEW! Advanced L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses

This class is for the seasoned military spouse. If you’ve completed the introductory LINKS and want to learn more in-depth information pertaining to TriCare, military dependents in college or stateside, investing/impacting our community and transitioning after separation/retirement then this class is for you!

 

L.I.N.K.S. 4 Kids/L.I.N.K.S. 4 Teens

Coping Skills for Marine Corps Kids

Growing up in a military family presents unique challenges for youth. Children & teens can connect with others their age and discover fun and positive ways of dealing with challenges and learn to thrive in this lifestyle. There will be games, crafts, discussions, food and more! Topics include:

  • Marine Corps 101
  • Deployments
  • Moving
  • Friendships & Relationships
  • Community Involvement

 

L.I.N.K.S. 4 Marines

Making the Most Out of This Journey

Marine Corps living is a journey. This class will provide you with the
essentials that every Marine needs to make the most of this journey.
Topics Include:

  • Base Benefits & Services
  • Payday
  • Separation & Deployment
  • Moving in the Military
  • Staying Marine

CO/Senior Enlisted Spouse Training

The Command Team CO/Senior Enlisted Marine Spouse Training is designed to orient and guide CO/Senior Enlisted Marine spouses in the responsibilities and operating components of their roles within the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program. This training provides the required information to operate as a successful Command Team CO/Senior Enlisted Marine Spouse as a part of the Family Readiness Command Team.

Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistant Training

Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistant Training (CTA/FRA) is open to all spouses, parents, and extended family members of active duty Marines and those serving with Marines. Attending is a good way to meet others who share the Marine Corps bond while learning how the command team, MCCS team, and military family work together to manage mission, life, and career events. This 6-hour training is held monthly and is for those appointed to, or interested in, the role of Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistant. Participants must register in advance through their unit FRO. It is required training for all Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistants.

 

LIFESKILLS

7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families – New!

Re-align your family focus and improve family communication and relationships by focusing on seven simple but effective habits. Especially within this military lifestyle, it’s important to keep sight of your goals! Great for units, newlyweds and seasoned couples alike!

Looking at the World through Four Lenses

Successful personal and professional relationships all begin with knowing oneself. Identify personality, temperament, and strengths. This is the foundation session for LifeSkills personal and teambuilding training. Warriors and their families learn about various personality types and how to work in a team or family unit with each respective type. You will have plenty of interaction and fun while discovering more about you and others in your communication circles.

Conflict Management

Conflict can be an opportunity! Explore models for approaching conflict, the positive side of conflict, dealing with difficult behavior, and successful strategies.

Aging Parents

This “Aging Parents” brief is available to educate warriors who are caring for elderly adults. This brief aids in the understanding of common medical and social issues. Educate yourself before you are put into this role to prepare for what might arise unexpectedly or know what lies ahead.

Building Lasting Relationships

This class will give you the tools to help nurture and maintain a positive union. Learn proactive ways to build a healthy, lasting relationship. Understand emotional record keeping; the areas of need important to a relationship; the process of apologizing; and strategies for meeting a partner’s needs and expectations.

Interpersonal Communications

Interpersonal communications are a part of all of our lives and the more we each develop our skills the more successful we’ll be in all our relationships both personally and professionally. Learn how to overcome listening barriers, improve email & phone communications, understand the 5 steps of the communication process and styles.

Developing Healthy Blended Families

Developing healthy blended families is what this workshop is designed for. This means promoting family unity by helping Marines and family members gain a better understanding of the common emotional and practical issues facing blended families. Topics discussed include stages of blended family development and tips for nurturing and enriching the family relationship.

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