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Event Support Event Curriculum

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Center for Excellence has teamed with the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to provide our military families with high-quality resources that have been reviewed and considered to be the best of their kind based on several criteria. Each of the resources provided below has been vetted for relevance, organization, ease of use, and resource content. All resources listed are also free to use; however, some of the online resources may require registration to access some of their features.

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Acing the Interview

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of preparing for job interviews. Class Length: 90 ... [More]
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Acing the Interview

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of preparing for job interviews.

Class Length: 90 minutes

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Address your Stress

[ March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class discusses the basics of stress: what stress is and how stress can affect our minds and bodies. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the following coping techniques: relaxation breathing and guided ... [More]
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Address your Stress

[ March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class discusses the basics of stress: what stress is and how stress can affect our minds and bodies. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the following coping techniques: relaxation breathing and guided imagery.

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Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment

[ Dec 2019] Pre-deployment This class discusses planning and preparing for deployment with regard to legal, medical, financial, familial, emergency and civilian workplace matters. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment

[ Dec 2019] Pre-deployment

This class discusses planning and preparing for deployment with regard to legal, medical, financial, familial, emergency and civilian workplace matters.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

[March 2020] Pre-Deployment This class covers the importance of effective financial planning for deployment and discusses how to identify legal documents, develop spending plans, evaluate savings options, and protect oneself from identity theft. Class Length: 45-60 ... [More]
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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

[March 2020] Pre-Deployment

This class covers the importance of effective financial planning for deployment and discusses how to identify legal documents, develop spending plans, evaluate savings options, and protect oneself from identity theft.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

[Decl 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of a personal support network and discusses how to develop and use a personal support network. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

[Decl 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of a personal support network and discusses how to develop and use a personal support network.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Creating a Communication Plan for Deployment

[April 2020] Pre-deployment This class covers the importance of effective family communication and discusses how to develop a family communication plan. Class Length: 60 ... [More]
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Creating a Communication Plan for Deployment

[April 2020] Pre-deployment

This class covers the importance of effective family communication and discusses how to develop a family communication plan.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Do You Hear What I Mean?

[Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of effective communication and discusses how to improve communication skills. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Do You Hear What I Mean?

[Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of effective communication and discusses how to improve communication skills.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Experiencing Deployment

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class examines common characteristics and feelings experienced by Service members and loved ones and considers strategies to help participants effectively navigate pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment ... [More]
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Experiencing Deployment

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class examines common characteristics and feelings experienced by Service members and loved ones and considers strategies to help participants effectively navigate pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment transitions.

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Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities

[ Dec 2019] Post Deployment This class covers the challenges of reintegration from the perspective of Service members and family members and discusses communication strategies for overcoming roadblocks during renegotiation of household roles and responsibilities. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities

[ Dec 2019] Post Deployment

This class covers the challenges of reintegration from the perspective of Service members and family members and discusses communication strategies for overcoming roadblocks during renegotiation of household roles and responsibilities.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Financial Literacy – Borrowing and Saving Basics

[Dec 2019] This class covers recommended borrowing and saving practices and discusses how to apply best practices related to borrowing and ... [More]
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Financial Literacy – Borrowing and Saving Basics

[Dec 2019]

This class covers recommended borrowing and saving practices and discusses how to apply best practices related to borrowing and saving.

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Financial Literacy – Investing for Beginners

[Dec 2019] This class covers the importance of and concepts related to ... [More]
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Financial Literacy – Investing for Beginners

[Dec 2019]

This class covers the importance of and concepts related to investing.

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Finding Balance

[Dec 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of goal-setting as a means to increase personal satisfaction and achieve a more balanced life. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Finding Balance

[Dec 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of goal-setting as a means to increase personal satisfaction and achieve a more balanced life.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Health Matters

[Dec 2019] This class will discuss the current recommendations made by the U.S. Department of Health for adults regarding nutrition, physical activity, and sleep in connection to the key roles these components play in one’s overall health and ... [More]
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Health Matters

[Dec 2019]

This class will discuss the current recommendations made by the U.S. Department of Health for adults regarding nutrition, physical activity, and sleep in connection to the key roles these components play in one’s overall health and well-being.

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Just Breathe

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class presents breathing exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-based benefits of using breathing exercises to support mental, physical, and overall well-being. Participants will ... [More]
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Just Breathe

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class presents breathing exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-based benefits of using breathing exercises to support mental, physical, and overall well-being. Participants will also have opportunities to practice a few breathing techniques and leave with tips and resources to continue using the learned techniques at home.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Launching an Effective Job Search

[March 2020] Pre-deployment or Post Deployment This class teaches participants how to identify target jobs based on their transferable skills and discusses how participants can effectively search for jobs. Participants engage in self-reflection exercises to help clarify and solidify their ... [More]
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Launching an Effective Job Search

[March 2020] Pre-deployment or Post Deployment

This class teaches participants how to identify target jobs based on their transferable skills and discusses how participants can effectively search for jobs. Participants engage in self-reflection exercises to help clarify and solidify their interests, skills, and abilities relevant to target jobs.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Legal Considerations for Deployment

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment This class covers the importance of making sure legal documents are up-to-date and discusses Powers of Attorney (POA), wills, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). These topics need to be addressed by Service members and their eligible family members as they ... [More]
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Legal Considerations for Deployment

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment

This class covers the importance of making sure legal documents are up-to-date and discusses Powers of Attorney (POA), wills, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). These topics need to be addressed by Service members and their eligible family members as they prepare for deployment.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Long Distance Co-parenting

[April 2019] Pre-deployment This class covers the importance of a positive co-parenting team and discusses how to co-parent from a distance. Class Length: 60 ... [More]
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Long Distance Co-parenting

[April 2019] Pre-deployment

This class covers the importance of a positive co-parenting team and discusses how to co-parent from a distance.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

[April 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the benefits of budgeting and the steps for creating and using a ... [More]
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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

[April 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the benefits of budgeting and the steps for creating and using a budget.

 

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Meditation: How Training Your Mind Can Turn Down the Volume on Stress

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class explores meditation as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of meditation for the brain, body, and overall well-being. Participants will also have an opportunity to ... [More]
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Meditation: How Training Your Mind Can Turn Down the Volume on Stress

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class explores meditation as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of meditation for the brain, body, and overall well-being. Participants will also have an opportunity to try a brief meditation practice and they will leave with tips and resources to set up a home meditation practice.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Move the Body, Relax the Mind

[Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class explores mind-body exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of using exercises, including yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, to help support mental, physical, and ... [More]
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Move the Body, Relax the Mind

[Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class explores mind-body exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of using exercises, including yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, to help support mental, physical, and overall well-being. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice a few simple movements and leave with tips and resources to explore and to develop the practices discussed.

Class Length: 50 minutes

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Networking for Employment

[Sept 2019] Pre-deployment or Post Deployment This class teaches participants how to network as a primary job search strategy. Participants learn how to expand their current network of contacts, how to use online professional networking sites to access existing contacts and make new contacts, and ... [More]
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Networking for Employment

[Sept 2019] Pre-deployment or Post Deployment

This class teaches participants how to network as a primary job search strategy. Participants learn how to expand their current network of contacts, how to use online professional networking sites to access existing contacts and make new contacts, and how to conduct an information interview. Participants also begin designing a strategic, personalized networking plan to guide their networking activity and help them find employment opportunities.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Positive Parenting

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class describes the importance of positive parenting and explains positive parenting and discipline techniques. Diverse developmental needs that are important to various age groups will be discussed, and the participant will be ... [More]
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Positive Parenting

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class describes the importance of positive parenting and explains positive parenting and discipline techniques. Diverse developmental needs that are important to various age groups will be discussed, and the participant will be able to take the skills learned and apply them to his or her parenting.

Class length: 75 minutes

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Reintegration: How I See It

[April 2019] Post deployment In this class, participants will compare and contrast feelings commonly experienced by Service members, family members, and coworkers during reintegration and discuss tips to facilitate successful reintegration. Class Length: 45-60 ... [More]
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Reintegration: How I See It

[April 2019] Post deployment

In this class, participants will compare and contrast feelings commonly experienced by Service members, family members, and coworkers during reintegration and discuss tips to facilitate successful reintegration.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

[Nov 2019] Post Deployment This class covers the areas that need to be addressed when renegotiating a new normal after deployment and provides time for attendees to start developing a plan for successful reintegration. Class Length: 60 ... [More]
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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

[Nov 2019] Post Deployment

This class covers the areas that need to be addressed when renegotiating a new normal after deployment and provides time for attendees to start developing a plan for successful reintegration.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

[ Nov 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class presents resume writing essentials to empower participants to write an effective resume – one that will be favorably received by recruiters. Participants will receive an inside look at what recruiters value and the ... [More]
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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

[ Nov 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class presents resume writing essentials to empower participants to write an effective resume – one that will be favorably received by recruiters. Participants will receive an inside look at what recruiters value and the process they use in reviewing resumes and selecting candidates. Participants will also learn about four resume formats and suggestions for when to use each format.

Class Length: 50 – 60 minutes

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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

[Sept 2019] Post Deployment This class covers the importance of understanding the various feelings a Service member may have when he or she returns to a civilian job after deployment and discusses useful tips to help the Service member anticipate difficulties, address certain situations, and ... [More]
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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

[Sept 2019] Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of understanding the various feelings a Service member may have when he or she returns to a civilian job after deployment and discusses useful tips to help the Service member anticipate difficulties, address certain situations, and reintegrate into the office environment.

Class Length: 30-45 minutes

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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

[April 2019] Pre-deployment This class introduces USERRA and the responsibilities of both the employer and the Service member. It includes the creation of a communication plan for the Service member to utilize with his or her employer. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

[April 2019] Pre-deployment

This class introduces USERRA and the responsibilities of both the employer and the Service member. It includes the creation of a communication plan for the Service member to utilize with his or her employer.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

[Sept 2019] Post Deployment  This class helps teens understand the differences between good stress and bad stress and recognize the sources of good stress and bad stress in their own lives with regard to reintegration with a deployed parent. The class also teaches teens effective ways for coping ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

[Sept 2019] Post Deployment

 This class helps teens understand the differences between good stress and bad stress and recognize the sources of good stress and bad stress in their own lives with regard to reintegration with a deployed parent. The class also teaches teens effective ways for coping with stress that is related to reintegration.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

[Sept 2019] Post Deployment  In this class, participants will discuss the challenges that they and their family members face as a deployed parent reintegrates and will identify skills and strategies they can use to facilitate reintegration for themselves and their family members. Class Length: ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

[Sept 2019] Post Deployment

 In this class, participants will discuss the challenges that they and their family members face as a deployed parent reintegrates and will identify skills and strategies they can use to facilitate reintegration for themselves and their family members.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Understanding and Healing from Military Trauma

[March 2020] This class discusses the basics of military trauma and will examine and consider the types of trauma that can occur during military service, the prevalence of trauma among individuals who are serving or have served, and the short- and long-term impacts of ... [More]
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Understanding and Healing from Military Trauma

[March 2020]

This class discusses the basics of military trauma and will examine and consider the types of trauma that can occur during military service, the prevalence of trauma among individuals who are serving or have served, and the short- and long-term impacts of trauma.

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Understanding and Reducing Anger

[April 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Participants will define anger and learn facts about anger, including what triggers anger and how to handle their anger in various situations. Using the Anger Episode Model as a tool for understanding anger, participants will ... [More]
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Understanding and Reducing Anger

[April 2019] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Participants will define anger and learn facts about anger, including what triggers anger and how to handle their anger in various situations. Using the Anger Episode Model as a tool for understanding anger, participants will discuss three skills to reduce and manage anger and examine positive and negative short-term and long-term outcomes, problem-solving techniques, and solutions.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Understanding Moral Injury

[April 2019] During Deployment or Post Deployment This class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury. The participants will learn about common characteristics and feelings associated with moral injury and its consequences and will discover strategies to help with moral injury ... [More]
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Understanding Moral Injury

[April 2019] During Deployment or Post Deployment

This class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury. The participants will learn about common characteristics and feelings associated with moral injury and its consequences and will discover strategies to help with moral injury repair.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Understanding Moral Injury (RPA)

[April 2019] During Deployment or Post Deployment This class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury, as well as provides information specific to the in-garrison missions. The participants will learn about common characteristics and feelings associated with moral injury and its ... [More]
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Understanding Moral Injury (RPA)

[April 2019] During Deployment or Post Deployment

This class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury, as well as provides information specific to the in-garrison missions. The participants will learn about common characteristics and feelings associated with moral injury and its consequences and will discover strategies to help with moral injury repair.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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