Updated July 29, 2014

New -- Crack the code to the federal hiring process class July 30
Henderson Hall's Career Resource Management Center holds "Cracking the Code to the Federal Hiring Process" July 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 29, room 103. The class reviews the federal hiring process and teaches participants how to create a federal application package that will set them apart from the competition. To register, call 703-614-6828.

New -- TransParenting
This 2-part seminar is designed to provide parents who are separated or divorced with the tools to ensure that they are able to continue supporting and encouraging their children despite the breakup of the family unit. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. Classes are Aug. 4 and 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

New -- ACS Play Morning (Outdoor)
This playgroup is for preschool age children to provide time for play, physical activity and socialization for parents. Play morning is scheduled for July 30, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. We will meet at the playground (Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202) by the restrooms, weather permitting. Pre-registration is encouraged. For questions: 703-696-3512.

New -- Relationship Enrichment: Healthy Communication
Having difficulty reading your spouse's mind? Take this class to learn how to open up the lines of communication so that you no longer have to guess what is going on in their head. You will learn how to effectively use "I statements" and utilize assertive communication skills in a non-confrontational manner. Class is Aug. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

New -- Splish, Splash and Summer Fun!!
Parents and children 0-5 are welcome to join us Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Virginia Highlands Spray Park, 1600 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va. 22202 for a morning of aquatic fun and socializing with other parents. The group will meet at the spray ground, by the restrooms, weather permitting. Rain date: 22 August 14. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

New -- Scream-Free Parenting
This class introduces parents of all ages with kids of all ages to the proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. Class is held in the Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall Aug. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

New -- Stress Management
Participants will be given information on the basics of identifying stressors in their life and how to create their own stress management plan. Class is held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

New -- Anger Management
Individuals will receive information on the basic principles of emotions management, specific information about the impact of unmanaged anger, and receive resources on how to recognize and manage the anger triggers in their own lives. Class will be held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201 Aug. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

New -- Baby Stages
This class will provide an overview of developmental milestones for children ages 0-3. Learn how to assess your child for developmental milestones and discuss activities that you can do to help improve your child's social, gross motor, and cognitive development. Class will be held in the JBM-HH ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201, Aug. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, please call 703-696-3512.

What to Do When Life Happens
These workshops offer information on a variety of life skills topics Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through July at the chapel in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.
On July 30, the topic is "Principles of a Healthy Relationships." Registration is required and open to DOD identification card holders. Call 703-614-7204 or 703-614-9280 for more information or to register. Free lunch is provided by the JBM-HH chaplain's office.

New Class: Warrior at Ease
MCCS Henderson Hall offers a new class, "Warrior at Ease: Balancing Warrior Intensity with Holistic Stress Management." Open to Department of Defense identification card holders, the class is held in Bldg. 21 (formerly The Marine Club) on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base Monday, August 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Topics covered are stress management education, to include creating your own stress management plan; an informative discussion about the relationship between nutrition and stress; and a gentle, restorative yoga practice. This class may also be offered on site at your location. To attend, or for more information, please call 703-693-9146.

"Boots to Business"
A "Boots to Business" workshop for aspiring military-to-civilian entrepreneurs is offered Monday -- Tuesday, August 11 -- 12, 8:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m., in Bldg. 29, Rm. 104, on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This workshop provides information on self-employment, learning to evaluate applicable skills and personality traits needed for self-employment, identifying types of business ownership, and researching the business market and competition, understanding the importance of a business plan, and how to obtain financing. Please call 703-614-6828 to register.

EFMP Information Session: Yoga Therapy
The MCCS Exceptional Family Member Program will host information sessions on Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs. Sessions are in the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium. Two sessions are planned: on August 21, 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 5 -- 11; and on Thursday, September 18, 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m., for parents and service providers of children ages 12 - 18. Wear clothing suited for physical activity. Register 48 hours in advance by calling 703-693-5353 or emailing efmphh@usmc-mccs.org. Sessions are free and open to Department of Defense identification card holders.

GAT 2.0 for Spouses
Army spouses have access to the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0) -- a confidential, online self-assessment tool that measures the user's level of resilience, overall health and well-being.
After completing the GAT 2.0, the spouse receives an assessment in each of the five dimensions of strength: social, emotional, spiritual, family and physical, and an assessment in the three elements of the Performance Triad -- sleep, activity and nutrition. The GAT 2.0 arms Army spouses with the tools they need to stay strong throughout Army life. For more information, log onto: http://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2014-07-14/?s_cid=standto.

Evening Classes on Communication
The Military Family Life Counselor Program at MCCS Henderson Hall holds summer evening classes open to military ID card holders. All classes are held in Bldg. 12 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base in the Marine and Family Programs' conference room Wednesdays, 6 -- 7 p.m.
On July 30, "Healthy Relationships: Single Living" will explore what singles are looking for in a healthy relationship. Registration is required by calling 703-614-7204.

Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children
This course teaches adults simple and pro-active steps to help protect children from sexual abuse. Open to parents, caregivers, and professionals. Class will be held July 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Belvoir ACS, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Bldg. 200. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.

MCCS Offers New Community Counseling Program
The new Community Counseling Program is designed to provide increased access to counseling for Marines, sailors, and their families, and to focus on screening, prevention, and intervention of stressors and problems to improve readiness and quality of life. We offer individual, couple, family, child, and group counseling services. All counselors are independently licensed and credentialed professionals who can work with you to develop a plan and find solutions to meet your needs and help you overcome stressors in your life. Call 703-614-7204 for an initial screening and to schedule an appointment.

ACAP supports spouses in transition
Army Career and Alumni Program offers services to the spouses of military personnel who are transitioning: both retiring or ETSing (Expiration of Term in Service).
Some of the services offered to transitioning spouses include one-on-one assistance with a resume, a Veterans Affairs benefits briefing, Department of Labor Employment Workshop (includes the interview process, dress for success, building a resume, salary negotiation) and financial planning.
More services include classes on home buying, credit scores, investing, TRICARE, finding and applying for federal jobs and much more.
If your spouse is preparing to transition from the military -- retiring or ETSing, make an appointment with ACAP.
Call 703-696-0973 to register or visit the ACAP Center at 232 McNair Road, Building 404 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. See www.facebook.com/ArmyCareerandAlumniProgram.

Anger Management workshops offered
Marine & Family Programs offers anger management workshops weekly, Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshops are designed to teach eight tools for managing anger. Participants may start at any time, but must attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
Sessions are in Building 12's conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members, and military retirees. To register, please call 703-614-7204.

Stress workshops held Tuesdays
Marine & Family Programs offers workshops on coping with work and family stress on an ongoing basis. The 12-session, evidence-based series, designed to teach strategies for dealing with stressors, is held Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in Bldg. 12's conference room on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base. Topics include identifying stressors, deep breathing and muscle relaxation, assertive communication, changing yourself talk, eating right, exercise and developing a personal stress management plan. The workshops are open to active duty personnel, their family members and military retirees.
To register, call 703-614-7204.

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