The Family Readiness Branch at Camp Pendleton provides relevant and standardized training to unit commanders, Family Readiness Command Teams, Marines and their families; thereby, reinforcing the pillars of resiliency, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness, and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness.

How Marine Corps Family Team Building Supports Families

Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

CREDO’s name comes from a Latin word meaning “I believe”! In fact, the unit is actually a training team with a goal of building the belief of active duty personnel in five key areas: self, relationships, team, unit and God. While CREDO is staffed by specially trained Navy Chaplains, its programs, retreats and seminars are not necessarily religious in nature.

Family Readiness Program

Offers services to assist commands in developing effective readiness programs while helping unit families become self-sufficient. The Family Readiness Program offers training for Command Teams, Family Readiness Officers, Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants on their roles and responsibilities in the Unit Family Readiness Program.

LifeSkills Education and Training

LifeSkills Training and Education offers various workshops in such areas as Change Management, 4 Lenses Temperament Discovery, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families and many other workshops.

Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)

L.I.N.K.S. provides information to all active duty personnel, family members, spouses, significant others and DoD civilian employees on available resources and methods for meeting challenges of the military lifestyle. Sessions are available for Marines, spouses, children/teens, and parents/extended family members.

Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)

This workshop helps couples communicate and connect more effectively. Participants learn and practice proven techniques. Key topics include: Relationship Risk Factors, Communication Danger Signs, Safety and Structure in Communication, and When Forgiveness Isn’t Easy.

Readiness and Deployment Support

Readiness and Deployment Support Training offers assistance to units by connecting unit Family Readiness Officers (FROs) and commands, assisting with family readiness issues, and delivering pre-, during, and post-deployment presentations.

Volunteer Program

It really is ok to ask, “What’s in it for me?” In fact, volunteering can be a great way to develop skills, learn more about career options, make friends, garner new professional contacts, develop your professional network, get exercise, spend time outdoors/with animals/with kids, or even just shake up your routine.

Leading Across the Generations

For the first time in history, there are four distinct generations in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials…all with their own perspectives, styles, and expectations. Unfortunately, where there are differences, often there are conflicts. What if leaders could leverage the differences between generations instead of just eliminating conflict? In this workshop, participants will be able to:

·      Understand and leverage the differences among generations.

·      Resolve the Sticking Points that inevitably occur among generations’ differing perspectives, styles, and expectations.

·      Motivate team members to volunteer their greatest contribution by engaging

·      the whole person and giving space for generational differences to exist.

Extended DISC

Extended DISC® Individual Assessments are the only DISC assessments in the world that can be customized to your unique needs and applications. They measure an individuals’ hard-wired DISC style – NOT what they think or want to be – creating the most accurate starting point for development. Extended DISC® is an assessment tool designed to help individuals, teams and organizations to become more successful by providing easy to use information on how to modify behavior.

Leading Through the Speed of Trust

Trust isn’t a quality you either have or you don’t, it’s a learnable skill. Teams and organizations that operate with high trust significantly outperform those who do not cultivate trust at the core of their culture. Developing trust helps team members become energized and engaged. They collaborate more effectively, operate faster, and achieve sustainable results.  The Speed of Trust Transformation Process™ is leverage that dramatically impacts business outcomes through changing the performance of individuals and teams. The Speed of Trust Transformation Process drives a scalable, simple methodology that easily guides individuals, leaders, and organizations to become explicit and deliberate about creating a high trust, highly engaged culture focused on results.

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB)

Bldg 13150 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon–Fri 7:30am–5pm

(760) 725-9052

MCCS Camp Pendleton