Life skills classes are offered at various locations and days. These classes have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the community and are available to active duty personnel, their spouses and all civilian DoD employees aboard Camp Pendleton.

Prevention and Education Workshops

Century Anger Management

This 8-session anger management class is designed to teach participants how effectively communicate anger and achieve positive goals. The participants will explore the definition of anger and the source or sources of anger. This class will introduce the concept of accountability and the significance in change of negative behavior to constructive expression of anger. Participants can register for this workshop by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialists at 760-725-6636.

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

This 3-part seminar series addresses familiar parenting problems with simple solutions. Triple P aims to promote positive, caring relationships between parents and their children and help parents develop effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood problems and common developmental issues.  This evidenced-based curriculum focuses on raising confident, competent children and raising resilient children who can recognize, express and manage their feelings.  Participants can register for this program by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialists at 760-725-6636.

Married and Loving It!

This 5-session program is perfect for couples wanting to strengthen the bond with their current partner, or for those individuals looking to be successful in their future relationships.  Topics covered include communication, finances, conflict resolution and how to work together to enjoy married life.  Participants can register for this workshop by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialists at 760-725-6636.

Cooperative Parenting Class

This 8 week Cooperative Parenting program is s designed to assist parents in reducing parental conflict and educate parents regarding the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development. The program addresses the relationship between separate households and is designed to improve the quality of the parental relationship. The program teaches parents to identify their contribution to conflict while increasing impulse control, anger management, communication, and conflict-resolution skills.

Additional Family Advocacy Program Workshops

POWER Workshop

This 8-hour workshop is offered twice a month and explores the dynamics of power and control techniques and their negative effect on interpersonal relationships. Participants will learn to recognize how those techniques can result in destructive and sometimes abusive behaviors. Healthy alternatives to enhance communication, manage stress and resolve conflict are presented. Participants can register for this workshop by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Team at 760-725-6636.

Pathways to Healthy Relationships (Support Group)

This workshop offers a means for survivors to share their experience, strength and hope with each other in a supportive environment.  Groups discuss a variety of topics including domestic violence, self-esteem, empowerment, safety planning, assertiveness, boundaries, and choices.  *Pre-registration not required

Men's Educational Program

The Men’s Education Program (MEP) is provided by Family Advocacy Program as a support system for commands and service members. It seeks to hold offenders accountable for their abusive actions; to assist them in identifying their intent to control their partners; to encourage them to explore their own belief systems that condone violent and abusive behaviors and to assist them in learning nonviolent alternatives to conflict resolution.  Assessment is required prior to registration.  Please call the Family Advocacy Program at 760-725-9051 for more information.

Women's Educational Program

The Women’s Education Program (MEP) is provided by Family Advocacy Program as a support system for commands and service members. It seeks to hold offenders accountable for their abusive actions; to assist them in identifying their intent to control their partners; to encourage them to explore their own belief systems that condone violent and abusive behaviors and to assist them in learning nonviolent alternatives to conflict resolution.  Assessment is required prior to registration.  Please call the Family Advocacy Program at 760-725-9051 for more information.

Qualified and experienced Prevention & Education Training Specialists provide support on subject matter briefs and life skills training classes. Briefs can be specialized based on the command’s availability, requested topics, preferred training method and time allotted. To schedule a brief or to register for a class, call (760) 725-6636. Pre-registration for classes is required.

Subject Matter Briefs

Anger Management

The objective of this brief is to effectively communicate anger and achieve positive goals. The participants will explore the definition of anger and the source or sources of anger. This brief will introduce the concept of accountability and the significance in change of negative behavior to constructive expression of anger. This brief can be requested on a unit-specific basis by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at 760-725-6636.

Stress Management

The objective of this brief is to understand what stress is and how it influences behavior. Participants will learn the definition of stress and its impact on the body; spiritually, emotionally and physically. Simple and effective methods will be introduced to reduce the stressors and stress-related symptoms. This brief can be requested on a unit-specific basis by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at 760-725-6636.

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness

This brief informs Active Duty Marines and sailors of child maltreatment according to the MCO 1754.11. They will learn about the emotional, physical and behavior indicators of the 4 different types of abuse. Participants will become familiar with recognizing the early warning signs, risk factors of child abuse. The presentation will inform service members of the available support resources to include within the military system and in the civilian community.  This brief can be requested on a unit-specific basis by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at 760-725-6636.

Child Abuse Reporting

Mandated reporters of child abuse will learn the 4 basic types of child maltreatment. They will learn about the emotional, physical and behavior indicators of each type of abuse. The instructor will train on how to complete the suspected child abuse form and explain the procedure for in home care providers and child care center staff.  This class is offered 1x per month or as requested by CY&TP; CDC, New Provider Training.

Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution

The learning objective is effective communication. Participants will learn the following: the ability to recognize their strengths and the strengths of others, the ability to build rapport quickly with clients, peers, family, etc., the ability to listen and speak in the language of other personalities, an enhanced ability to understand how others process information, the ability to recognize the learning styles of others; and the ability to modify their communication style to connect with others.  This brief can be requested on a unit-specific basis by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at 760-725-6636.

Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness

This brief informs Active Duty Marines and sailors of the legal definitions of abuse within intimate relationships according to MCO1754.11, the UCMJ, and California Penal Codes. It introduces the concepts of power and control and how it may contribute to abusive behaviors. The presentation will inform service members of the available support resources to include within the military system and in the civilian community. Participants will become familiar with available reporting options. This brief can be requested on a unit-specific basis by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at 760-725-6636.

Family Advocacy Program Overview

This brief informs Active duty Marines and sailors of the Family Advocacy Program. The presentation will provide the service members with a description of services offered and staff members available to provide the services. Participants will learn about the purpose of the program and also go through a short review of domestic violence, child abuse, and reporting options for victims. This brief can be requested on a unit-specific basis by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at 760-725-6636.

In order to meet the demand for brief requests, please schedule a minimum of two weeks prior to the training date.

Life skills classes are offered at various locations and days. These classes have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the community and are available to active duty personnel, their spouses and all civilian DoD employees aboard Camp Pendleton.

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