San Diego MTD Community
Free Classes for Military Families
Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS) provides resiliency training to military families. It teaches families practical skills so that they can meet the challenges of multiple deployments, frequent moves, and the wear and tear of operational stress. This prevention program is open to Navy and Marine Corps families, as well as families of the Army and Air Force, both active and reserve. FOCUS includes the entire family and is customized to suit its specific needs. It helps a family to tell its story and teaches family members how to talk together. In FOCUS, families develop a shared understanding of how their own deployment experience creates a unique story. Throughout multiple family sessions, structured activities help the family bridge communication gaps and develop their own personal “tool box” of coping skills to maximize strengths. San Diego FOCUS locations include: NBSD, 619-556-6075; NAB, 619-522-7674; and MCB Camp Pendleton, 760-859-6079. Visit www.focusproject.org.
Parenting Classes are offered by Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) on a wide variety of parenting topics, programs and trainings to support you and your family. There are Fleet and Family Support Centers at every Navy installation, within some military housing locations, as well as with the Family Readiness
New Parent Support, Life Skills and One-on-One Support can be accessed through centralized scheduling available at 866-923-6478.
Dads on Duty, offered by Healthy Start Military Cluster, targets the unique challenges to parenting as a military service member. This class is a place where military dads can talk, listen and learn about being the best dad they can be. Call 858-496-0044 for more information.