Overview

Contact / Hours:
Overview:

Providing classes and workshops to help individuals identify stress, the cause and effect of anger, and develop new ways to communicate in their personal and professional relationships.

  • Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Married & Loving It (MALI)
  • Power Workshop
  • Prevention & Education Specialists
  • Licensed Counselors
  • Victim Advocates

Workshops / Classes

Century Anger ManagementWithin My ReachTwo Families NowMarried & Loving It!Additional Workshops

FREE & Confidential
An 8-week evidence-based curriculum to teach skills that can be successfully applied in the workplace, relationships, or any other life situation where anger control is needed.
Learn the Eight anger management skills. Workshops offered:

  • Stress
  • Response
  • Self-Talk
  • Time-Out
  • Empathy
  • Assertiveness
  • Expectations
  • Forgiveness

Tue, 8-10am
Marine & Family Programs
West Bldg 202860 Room #135

Wed, 8-10am
Family Advocacy Program & Community Counseling Center
North Bldg 520512


*Pre-registration Required* Open to Active Duty, Family Members, Retirees, and DoD, Civilians. This is an open enrollment class; participants may start during any session.
To register, please call (760) 725-6636 or email

Within My Reach is a 7-session evidenced based relationship awareness and communication skills program for adults. The Within My Reach program is designed to teach participants communication and decision-making skills in order to help them develop and maintain happy, healthy, and stable relationships.

Tue, 1- 3:30pm
Family Advocacy Program, Bldg 1122 E Street

*Pre-registration Required*Open to Active Duty, Family Members, Retirees, and DoD, Civilians. This is an open enrollment class; participants may start during any session.
To register, please call (760) 725-6636 or email

Single Parent! Divorced? Separating? New blended families?

Two Families Now is an evidence-based parent education curriculum that improves co-parenting relationships and protects children during divorce. It is the only evidence and research based course proven to have a positive effect in randomized control trials. The engaging media and tools help teach parents skills to nurture themselves and build strong relationships with their children and co-parents.

  • Unit 1 – Helping Children Adjust during the Divorce Process
  • Unit 2 – Reduce Co-Parenting Conflict
  • Unit 3 – Make a Plan for Shared Parenting
  • Unit 4 – Key Parenting Skills to Buffer Children from Risk
  • Unit 5 – Handling Stress and Building a Support Network
  • Unit 6 – Review/Graduation

 

Wed, 1– 3pm
Marine and Family Programs HQ, C St.

*Pre-registration Required* Open to Active Duty, Family Members, Retirees, and DoD, Civilians. This is an open enrollment class; participants may start during any session.
To register, please call (760) 725-6636 or email

This 5-session evidence-based 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. We invite you to bring your lunch to enjoy during class!

Wed, 1– 3pm
Family Advocacy Program, Bldg 1122 E Street

*Pre-registration Required* Open to Active Duty, Family Members, Retirees, and DoD, Civilians. This is an open enrollment class; participants may start during any session.

To register, please call (760) 725-6636 or email

Additional Family Advocacy Program Workshops
To schedule command briefs please call (760) 725-6636. In order to meet the demand for brief requests, please schedule a minimum of two weeks prior to the training date.

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.

Women’s Education 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.

Men’s Education 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.

Subject Matter Briefs
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.

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 Awareness and Prevention
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.

Reporting Child Abuse
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.

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