Pre-deployment for Marines and Families
This workshop highlights key areas of personal and family preparation for single Marines, married Marines and their respective families; either active duty or reservists. Suggestions for personal and family preparation including important documents, emergency communication, money management, operational security, sources of assistance, and information and referral resources are provided.
Pre-deployment for Parents & Children
The Parent and Kids Return and Reunion Program uses an optional guest speaker, puppet show, and age-appropriate activities for children age 5 and older to prepare for the upcoming deployment. The adult component combines discussion and demonstrations to highlight ways parents can support their children during a deployment. Parents will learn about age appropriate activities they can do with their children, and recognize common reactions children may exhibit due to deployment related stress.
RDST – Mid-Deployment: Deployment Success
This workshop is designed to promote deployment success for the spouse or significant other at home during mid-deployment and includes suggestions for fun things to do, goal setting, and resources. This is a great opportunity to assess progress thus far, get new ideas for continued success, and also networking with other Marine Corps spouses and significant others.
RDST – Mid-Deployment: Kids and Deployment
This workshop is designed to promote deployment success for kids, including reactions to deployment, ways parents can help, and resources.
RDST – Mid-Deployment: Self-Care
This workshop is designed to promote deployment success through self-care for the spouse or significant other at home during mid-deployment. It includes information about stress management, staying connected with your Marine, dealing with emotional ups and downs, and resources.
RETURN AND REUNION
RDST – Return and Reunion: Spouses and Significant Others
Spouses and significant others of returning Marines are eager to talk about homecoming anticipation, expectations, and concerns. The ideal time to discuss homecoming is approximately a month to two weeks before a unit returns from deployment. This allows enough time for communication to occur and plans to be made before the Marine returns.
RDST – Return and Reunion: Parents and Kids
The Parent and Kids Return and Reunion Program uses an optional guest speaker, puppet show, and age-appropriate activities for children age 5 and older to prepare for the upcoming return, reunion, and reintegration with their Marine parent. The adult component combines discussion and demonstrations to highlight ways parents can support their child during return, reunion, and reintegration.
RDST – Return and Reunion: Parents and Extended Family
This program answers questions about what to expect at homecoming, provides suggestions on celebrating homecoming with their Marine, and addresses concerns about the effects that serving in a combat zone might have on their Marine.
RDST – Reintegration: Strong Marine Couples
Strong Marine Couples training provides a forum for couples to assess their recent deployment experience in an effort to further strengthen their relationship. This educational workshop addresses the effect of reintegration on a relationship, allows couples to assess the level of relationship satisfaction, and provides communication tools and resources for couples to use to strengthen their relationship.
This event may qualify as a “Yellow Ribbon Event”
Guidelines Seminar Guidelines
POC: FRO/DFRO must contact RDST to request seminars
Duration flexible: 1.5 - 8 hours
Adult Programs- all unit members, family member and significant others. May include children 16 and over.
Kids Programs- Children ages 5 through 16
Minimum Participant Requirement: 20 people
Requirements: Classroom, easel with display
paper, markers, power point access
To schedule your brief for a workshop
please call (504) 697-8112/8113.