Prevention and Education
Prevention, Education and Counseling Bldg. Building 7260
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.. - 4:30 p.m..
(229) 639-5252 for more information.
The Mission of the MCLB Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is to promote healthy military family development through the prevention, identification, and treatment of intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect. The FAP stresses early intervention and education to protect victims and increase family competencies.
The Family Advocacy Prevention and Education services are designed to prevent child abuse, domestic violence, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth by:
1. Improving family and individual functioning
2. Easing stressors that can aggravate or trigger patterns of abusive behavior.
3. Creating a community and command awareness of abuse
4. Delivering specific education programs
Our Prevention and Education program provides community-wide education and awareness of situations that could contribute to family violence. Prevention and Education services are available to eligible beneficiaries (those eligible for treatment in military treatment facilities).
Our strategies focus on teaching skills to improve protective factors and enhance strengths.
Although our program specializes in preventing family abuse, a wide variety of families and individuals can benefit from our educational offerings.
Prepare your command for their optimum success and schedule a class today. All classes can be modified to fit your time restrictions.
Anger Management for the 21st Century
Uncontrolled anger is a significant factor in domestic disturbances, child abuse, road rage, and workplace difficulties. This class teaches you how to take control of your anger before it wreaks havoc in your life. You will learn the skills needed to appropriately address conflict, become less reactionary, and to calm yourself when angered. Other topics to be covered include: How to recognize and understand the nature and normalcy of anger as a hard-wired reaction for survival; understand the high costs of inappropriate anger expression in today's society; learn that the emotion of anger is separate from the expression of anger; gain skills in empathy, emotional intelligence, stress management, and forgiveness; ans improve judgment and impulse control.
Anger Management for Adolescents:
This evidence based class is for students and adolescents facing anger and stress related problems.
Impulse Control Management & More!
Building & Maintaining Successful Relationships:
Married and Loving It (MALI)
For singles as well as people in relationships, or already married. Learn the positive aspects of being in a committed relationship. This class will help you learn how to improve your intimate relationships through identifying communication styles, setting guidelines for a solid financial future, and how to fight fair.
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program
Positive Parenting for Infants - 12 years
Known to be one of the most effective evidence-based parenting class in the world. "Triple P" is based on 30 years of on-going research. This program will give parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children's behavior, prevent problems from starting, and build strong, healthy relationships with their kids. This class is offered in three individual "lunch n learn" seminars.
Positive Parenting for Teens 12 - 17 years
Known to be one of the most effective evidence-based parenting class in the world. "Triple P" is based on 30 years of on-going research. This program will give parents of adolescents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently navigate the teen years. Information on how to raise responsible and successful teenagers while maintaining positive family relationships is readily provided. This class is offered as a one day seminar.
Two Families Now:
This workshop is developed to address the challenges of a separation and divorce when there are children involved. The topics covered include: Protect your children from conflict; help your children thrive; move forward with effective communication; create a smooth transition between households; foster respect for your child's relationship with both parents; facilitate effective listening; nurture your relationship with your child; and how to build your life in a way that works for you.
Within My Reach: Pre-Marital Concepts
This workshop is designed to help you get what you deserve out of relationships. Have you ever been stuck in an unhealthy relationship and don't want to go down that road again? Just met someone special and want to make sure you don't fall too fast? Had doubts about your relationship and didn't know what to do? This class teaches you how to make better choices while "under the influence" of romantic infatuation, why that happens, and how to avoid falling into its traps.
*This class is not intended for couples to attend together.
Got your Back Workshop
This class offers a fun way to learn about yourself, build self-awareness, and identify ways to make choices that will benefit your goals and dreams. You will learn how to develop the practical skills needed to communicate, understand and relate to others at work and at home. This class helps you learn how to live the life you decide to live!
Warrior Maintenance: Stress Management for Marines & Families
Stressful situations, if not dealt with effectively, can contribute to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and physical health problems. The goal of this class is to help members reduce their stress levels by teaching heathy coping strategies and increase support from peers and leaders.
8 sessions long (1-2 hours each session)
- Session 1 - Got Stress?
- Session 2 - Adjusting Your Thinking
- Session 3 - External Factors Impacting Stress
- Session 4 - The Mind
- Session 5 - Connection and Communication
- Session 6 - Resilience
- Session 7 - Healthy Behaviors
- Session 8 - Staying on Track
If there are classes or briefs that you are interested in but are not listed, please let us know. For more information regarding classes or briefs, please call our Prevention & Education Specialist at (229) 639-7935.