March 25, 2013
By JBM-HH PAO
Updated July 7, 2014
New -- 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 16, "Creating a Healthy Marriage" will examine the rules of health conflict and how to grow together.
On July 23, "Power Struggles" will help identify ways to reduce conflict in the family and ways to gain cooperation.
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.
New -- Married and Loving It!
This workshop, held July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 21 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base, is designed for newly engaged, recently married, or long-term established couples. The objectives are to help couples identify communication skills including love languages, give couples guidelines for establishing a sound financial situation, address anger issues and conflict resolution in a marriage relationship, discuss the role of in-laws, extended family and other factors that influence the marriage relationship.
The workshop is free and open to DOD identification card holders. Please call 703-614-7204 for more information and to register.
New -- 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 16, the topic is "Matri-Money," exploring emotional connections to money and identifying issues and spending triggers.
On July 23, the topic is "Mindfulness and Yoga."
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.
Red Cross Babysitting Course available
A Red Cross Babysitting Course will be held on Quantico at the CDC South Aug. 11-12. This two-day course is open to ages 11-16 and is $29. For more information, or to register, call 703-784-3652.
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 9, 16, 23 and 30 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.
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 July 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
Baby Sign Language
Teach your pre-verbal children to communicate by using sign language. This class is for parents of infants 6-18 months old. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Class will be held July 17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Pre-registration requested. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
Prepare your home and relationship for the changes that are needed when your new baby arrives. A brief overview of the labor and delivery process, newborn care, and baby proofing your home will be discussed. Individuals will receive a bag of free baby care and safety items. Class is held July 25 from noon to 2 p.m. in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 201. Registration required. For questions or to register call 703-696-3512.
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.