MCCS 29 Palms

FOCUS

FAMILIES OVERCOMING UNDER STRESS

Village Center
Bldg. 1551
760.830.3818
FAX: 760.830.8330

FOCUS Project

Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) provides resiliency training to service members and their families. FOCUS teaches practical skills to help families and couples meet the challenges of military life, including how to communicate and solve problems effectively and to successfully set goals together.

Based on more than 20 years of research, FOCUS has been designed especially for military families and couples. The program uses a series of unique tools to help all members of the family create a shared family story. Families who participate in FOCUS experience a renewed sense of confidence by recognizing their strengths, and then building on them.

In addition to individual family training, FOCUS also offers workshops to units upon request.


Communication: Getting Your Word Heard

SKILLS LEARNED:

  • Obstacles that prevent effective communication and how to overcome those obstacles
  • Strategies for becoming a better speaker and listener
  • Tools to facilitate compromise within relationships

Goal Setting: Keeping Your Family on Target

SKILLS LEARNED:

  • Steps to goal setting
  • How to set priorities, get organized, stay balanced
  • Techniques for building good family relations

Problem Solving: Problem Solving is a SNAP

SKILLS LEARNED:

  • Solution strategies for military families
  • How to identify family challenges and problem solve around them
  • Techniques for staying calm in high-pressure family situations

Emotional Regulation: Keeping Your Cool

SKILLS LEARNED:

  • Emotional awareness and regulation tools
  • Identifying current stressors
  • Strategies for thinking before acting
  • Self Care tips and Stress reduction techniques

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