Lifeskills

We offer a variety of workshops to help Service members and their families enhance their interpersonal and basic technical skills to get more out of life. LifeSkills focuses heavily on educating around personality types, improving communication skills (especially during deployments), and building successful relationships. We’ll teach you how to change a tire or jump-start a vehicle, too.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Offers Marine and family referrals to enhance community capacity.
  • LifeSkills includes four training series; communication, impact, relationship and wellness and is available both as instructor-led and computer based training.
  • Participants gain skills to effectively handle personal, professional, or relationship focused situations.
  • Provides collaborative curriculum and partnerships throughout installation services.
  • LifeSkills training and education partners with several services to promote a healthy well-being of the individual. Partnerships include Family Care Branch, Behavioral Health, Semper Fit, and chaplain corps to most effectively meet the needs of our community.
 

WORKSHOPS 

Four Lenses

The key takeaway is for us to be more self-aware and cognizant of the preferences, tendencies, and temperaments of those around you in order to facilitate successful personal and professional relationships. Four Lenses includes a personal assessment, an activity to help better understand others, and a discussion about next steps and application.

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Bridging the Generation Gap

This class shows participants the unique characteristics of the many generations that exist today providing a foundation to enable improved communication across generations through increased knowledge of generational characteristics, influences, and priorities. Bridging the Generation Gap helps individuals improve their relationships on a professional and personal level by showing why generations may respond to each other in different ways.

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Attitude and Action

This class will encourage military members and their families maintain a positive focus and be engaged in their homes, at work, and in their communities. The class will stress self-advocacy, power of choice, resiliency, and encourage participants to think differently about the impact they have on any situation.

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Say What? (Interpersonal Communnication)

This workshop is designed to explore varying means, concepts, and styles of communication. It supports improved communication skills and uses evidence informed activities to advance each participant’s communication capabilities. Our goal is to positively impact and support healthy personal and professional relationships through improved communication techniques.

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Basic Stress Management

This workshop will help Marines and their families minimize stress by providing them with basic education on the concepts and management skills needed to successfully navigate both the everyday and extraordinary stress of a Marine Corps lifestyle. Information provided includes a discussion on the cause, effect, and response to stress, as well as successful strategies for improving personal well-being and personal relationships with others

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Basic Anger Management

Although disagreements and anger are a normal part of life, violent expressions of feelings detract from personal and professional relationships and can negatively affect the efficient functioning and morale of Marine Corps units, individuals, families, and communities. This workshop is a basic overview of anger management. It provides education on the dynamics of anger and offers a variety of acceptable coping strategies to handle angry feelings and behaviors.

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Conflict Management

Research shows that unresolved conflict can lead to aggression. This workshop addresses interpersonal conflict and is designed to help Marines and their families become more aware of conflict; empowering them to make healthy choices by managing their responses to conflict. It provides tools for addressing and managing conflict on an everyday basis.

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Real Relationships

Resilient, healthy relationships are built on interpersonal skills of communication, conflict resolution, and setting boundaries. Real Relationships shows participants how to identify the hallmarks of meaningful relationships and how to build skills to make them stronger, emphasizing relationship enhancement, communication, conflict resolution and setting appropriate boundaries.

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5 Love Languages

Lasting relationships, like anything worthwhile, take intentional commitment over time. But when you’re just not on the same page, keeping your love alive can feel intimidating – or even impossible. Participants will identify their predominant love language by taking an assessment. The different love languages will be introduced and explained and then all will practice applying the concept in their own lives & relationships.

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P.R.E.P. (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program)

All of us can improve our skills when it comes to loving the most important people in our lives. Every couple starts off their relationship committed to making it work. Unfortunately, many of us simply do not know HOW to accomplish a healthy and fulfilling marriage. The difficulty is not knowing what to do to make that happen! PREP can provide concrete strategies and tools to build a rewarding marriage.

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Volunteer Ready

Partnering with Marine Corps Volunteers is a mutually beneficial way of achieving goals and objectives. With proper planning and training, companies can gain from many perspectives by engaging resources that are willing to provide services for many reasons. Understanding processes and regulations will help companies leverage volunteers while showing their appreciation for their contributions in a respectful and appropriate way. Volunteer Ready is designed to assist companies in developing the tools necessary to engage Marine Corps Volunteers in a way that is ethical, proper, and mutually beneficial.

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Ready, Set, Prepare

Preparation is key to overcoming, and sometimes surviving, natural disasters and hazards. Each duty station for Service Members and their families presents varying environmental activities. Ready, Set, Prepare shows learners how to plan and prepare for the unexpected while keeping their families as safe as possible.

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Family Care Plan

This workshop covers the new requirements of the Marine Corps Order 1740.13C. We highlight the four pillars (legal, medical, financial and logistics) upon which the Family Care Plan is constructed. We discuss the three different care providers and who needs what.

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Casualty Notification Process

The Casualty Process De-Mystified outlines the notification process for Marines who are ill or injured, explains the role of the CACO, and discusses the CACO process and the importance of assisting family members who are missing, injured, or deceased. CACO's help to minimize the stress and confusion surrounding the term "casualty."

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