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Acing the Interview

In order to get a job, people must interview. Just thinking about it makes anyone very nervous and feeling a little intimidated. It might have been awhile since a participant has been on an interview; there may be someone who has never been on a job interview; or maybe there is someone who has ... [More]
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Acing the Interview

In order to get a job, people must interview. Just thinking about it makes anyone very nervous and feeling a little intimidated. It might have been awhile since a participant has been on an interview; there may be someone who has never been on a job interview; or maybe there is someone who has interviewed multiple times without getting the job and doesn’t understand why.

This class will help. It introduces helpful information and tips concerning preparation for job interviews. It is designed to address typical fears and concerns most people face when considering an interview. The class offers practical exercises and interactions which will allow the participants hands-on application to practice for the most demanding interview questions. It will give participants a better understanding of the interview process and how to feel most confident when facing an interviewer.

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Address your Stress

[March 2020] 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] 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?

What things need to be done before deployment? Basics like remembering to close the garage door to bills getting paid to knowing where to find everything if it’s needed. Effective preparation for deployment allows Service Members to be fully focused on the mission once downrange and family ... [More]
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Are You Ready?

What things need to be done before deployment? Basics like remembering to close the garage door to bills getting paid to knowing where to find everything if it’s needed. Effective preparation for deployment allows Service Members to be fully focused on the mission once downrange and family members prepared for things at home.

This class discusses the following considerations for planning and preparing for deployment – Legal (wills, power of attorney, ID cards, DEERS, SGLI, Family Care Plans), Medical/Dental (PDHA, TRICARE, TRICARE Dental), Financial (SCRA, LES, SDP, checking accounts, allotments, SGLI, taxes, Military Relief Aid Societies), in the civilian workplace (USERRA, ESGR, professional certification), in the case of emergencies (NGO, VSO, support system), and with children.

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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

[March 2020] 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 ... [More]
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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

[March 2020] 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.

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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

When a family member has a crisis at 2 o’clock in the morning, does he or she know who to call? Does the support network provide all the support either the Service Member or family member needs? Is their support network made up of more than just individuals? How do they build their personal ... [More]
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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

When a family member has a crisis at 2 o’clock in the morning, does he or she know who to call? Does the support network provide all the support either the Service Member or family member needs? Is their support network made up of more than just individuals? How do they build their personal support network?

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Creating a Communication Plan for Deployment

Are there families concerned about how they will communicate during deployment? Do they have goals for communication? Do they know other family members’ goals? How and what will they ... [More]
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Creating a Communication Plan for Deployment

Are there families concerned about how they will communicate during deployment? Do they have goals for communication? Do they know other family members’ goals? How and what will they communicate?

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Do You Hear What I Mean?

This class defines communication and allows participants to self-reflect on the effectiveness of their communication skills. This class also helps participants understand how to convert “you” statements to “I” statements, the difference between complaints and criticisms, and how to listen ... [More]
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Do You Hear What I Mean?

This class defines communication and allows participants to self-reflect on the effectiveness of their communication skills. This class also helps participants understand how to convert “you” statements to “I” statements, the difference between complaints and criticisms, and how to listen effectively.

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Experiencing Deployment

[March 2020] 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] 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

What happens once the Service Member returns from deployment? How does the family determine the “new normal” when it comes to household roles and responsibilities? Renegotiating household roles and responsibilities following a deployment can be one of the challenges faced during ... [More]
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Family Communication Around Household Roles and Responsibilities

What happens once the Service Member returns from deployment? How does the family determine the “new normal” when it comes to household roles and responsibilities? Renegotiating household roles and responsibilities following a deployment can be one of the challenges faced during reintegration.

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Financial Literacy: Borrowing and Saving Basics

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

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

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

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

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Finding Balance

Participants may be teetering precariously as they walk the tight rope of deployment life. Are they frantically trying to keep all of their plates spinning? They can learn to use a simple tool to evaluate eight areas of their lives and increase satisfaction in those areas as they find their own ... [More]
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Finding Balance

Participants may be teetering precariously as they walk the tight rope of deployment life. Are they frantically trying to keep all of their plates spinning? They can learn to use a simple tool to evaluate eight areas of their lives and increase satisfaction in those areas as they find their own personal balance.

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Health Matters

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

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] 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 ... [More]
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Just Breathe

[March 2020] 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.

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Launching an Effective Job Search

[March 2020] 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 ... [More]
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Launching an Effective Job Search

[March 2020] 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.

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Legal Considerations for Deployment

As Service Members are getting ready to leave for deployment, they ask themselves: Am I ready to go?? What about that checklist… Do I have my Power of Attorney (POA)? What about my will? Do I understand my protections under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? Service Members ... [More]
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Legal Considerations for Deployment

As Service Members are getting ready to leave for deployment, they ask themselves: Am I ready to go?? What about that checklist… Do I have my Power of Attorney (POA)? What about my will? Do I understand my protections under the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? Service Members shouldn’t leave without getting their legal affairs in order!

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Long Distance Co-parenting

What is co-parenting? How do Service Members and their partners parent from afar while deployed? How do they keep the Service Member involved as a parent while he or she is ... [More]
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Long Distance Co-parenting

What is co-parenting? How do Service Members and their partners parent from afar while deployed? How do they keep the Service Member involved as a parent while he or she is deployed?

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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

[April 2020] 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] This class covers the benefits of budgeting and the steps for creating and using a budget.

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Meditation

[March 2020] 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 ... [More]
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Meditation

[March 2020] 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.

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Move the Body, Relax the Mind

In earlier YRRP sessions, such as Address Your Stress, you may have learned about good stress and bad stress and different tools to help you manage or work with stress. There are many different tools available to help deal with stress. Today, we are going to explore mind-body exercises as tools ... [More]
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Move the Body, Relax the Mind

In earlier YRRP sessions, such as Address Your Stress, you may have learned about good stress and bad stress and different tools to help you manage or work with stress. There are many different tools available to help deal with stress. Today, we are going to explore mind-body exercises as tools that we can use to help with stress. In this session, we will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of mind-body exercises for our mental and physical well-being.

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Networking for Employment

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. ... [More]
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Networking for Employment

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.

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Positive Parenting

Does this sound familiar from Service Member or family members: I feel like I scream at my kids all the time. What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Does positive parenting work for all age groups? How can I be a more positive ... [More]
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Positive Parenting

Does this sound familiar from Service Member or family members: I feel like I scream at my kids all the time. What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Does positive parenting work for all age groups? How can I be a more positive parent?

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Reintegration: How I See It

Have Service Members or family members ever imagined that their loved one may look at reintegration issues totally differently than they do? Have they ever considered how it might feel to be in the other person’s shoes? If they took a look at reintegration through a fresh set of eyes, they might ... [More]
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Reintegration: How I See It

Have Service Members or family members ever imagined that their loved one may look at reintegration issues totally differently than they do? Have they ever considered how it might feel to be in the other person’s shoes? If they took a look at reintegration through a fresh set of eyes, they might be surprised at what they see!

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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

People can complain because roses have thorns, or they can rejoice because thorns have roses! Reunion and Reintegration can be thorny sometimes, but by managing and re-negotiating a few important areas in their lives, Service Members and their families can be well on their way to establishing their ... [More]
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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

People can complain because roses have thorns, or they can rejoice because thorns have roses! Reunion and Reintegration can be thorny sometimes, but by managing and re-negotiating a few important areas in their lives, Service Members and their families can be well on their way to establishing their new normal.

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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

Do you think some of our Service Members and family members looking for a job might have had the experience of submitting a resume and never hearing from the company again? How do they know what the companies are looking for? It might not be their experience; it might be their resume ... [More]
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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

Do you think some of our Service Members and family members looking for a job might have had the experience of submitting a resume and never hearing from the company again? How do they know what the companies are looking for? It might not be their experience; it might be their resume format.

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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

Returning Service Members may be asking themselves: Am I still satisfied and fulfilled by my civilian job? Am I feeling left out or at odds with co-workers? Are these Service Members thinking more often “what is the point of all ... [More]
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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

Returning Service Members may be asking themselves: Am I still satisfied and fulfilled by my civilian job? Am I feeling left out or at odds with co-workers? Are these Service Members thinking more often “what is the point of all this”?

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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

What is the one thing that Service Members MUST do before they leave for deployment to ensure they are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act? When they come home, what rights can they expect from their employer? How can they continue and improve their ... [More]
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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

What is the one thing that Service Members MUST do before they leave for deployment to ensure they are protected under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act? When they come home, what rights can they expect from their employer? How can they continue and improve their relationship with their employer while they are deployed?

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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

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 ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

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.

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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

We know that reintegration can be a happy and exciting time for everyone, but it also has some challenges. Fortunately, there are some things we can do to make it go more ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

We know that reintegration can be a happy and exciting time for everyone, but it also has some challenges. Fortunately, there are some things we can do to make it go more smoothly.

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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

What sends people through the roof faster than a bottle rocket? How do things get out of control so quickly? What can people do to reduce and manage their ... [More]
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Understanding and Reducing Anger

What sends people through the roof faster than a bottle rocket? How do things get out of control so quickly? What can people do to reduce and manage their anger?

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Understanding Moral Injury

Moral injury is not spoken of very often and someone suffering from it may not even know it. Questions such as: “what did I do? Why am I such a bad person? And/or how do I get these feelings to stop?” are on the minds of people experiencing moral ... [More]
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Understanding Moral Injury

Moral injury is not spoken of very often and someone suffering from it may not even know it. Questions such as: “what did I do? Why am I such a bad person? And/or how do I get these feelings to stop?” are on the minds of people experiencing moral injury.

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Understanding Moral Injury (RPA)

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 (RPA)

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.