Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 684-2800
Open hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mobilization and Deployment Program:
Provides assistance in planning for, dealing with and recovering from a service member’s deployment.
There is a new peer support group for the waiting Families called WAIIT (We Are In It Together) Strong. The WAIIT STRONG group is a place where the waiting families can talk about the unique challenges they face while the Service Member is away, find support, share experiences and resources. This group will strive to provide the members an outlet to discuss the ways they are dealing with deployment or separation from the Service Member.
For all upcoming classes and events, please take a look at the community calendar (ACS events are highlighted in yellow).
Battlemind Pre-Deployment Training - This training is designed to help you and your Family prepare for deployment and make the separation more manageable.
Battlemind Post-Deployment Training - This training will help you and your Family transition from deployment for a smoother reunion and reintegration
Care Team Training - This training is designed for individuals interested in serving as a Care Team volunteer. Care Team responsibilities and guidance on how to handle issues volunteers will face such as dealing with Family’s reactions, stress, what to do and what not to do, etc. are provided.
Children and Separation Issues of Deployment - This training addresses the positive aspect of separation from the deployed parent and ways to strengthen the relationship long distance. Additionally, it discusses detrimental coping strategies to watch for and signs to recognize that it is time to seek professional help.
Coping Strategies for the Uncertainty of Life - This presentation explores the difficulties of failed expectations and explores effective coping strategies and how to employ them.
Coping with the Challenges While on R & R - R&R provides a short respite from Active Duty but can sometimes pose many challenges for rest and relaxation. This presentation addresses the challenges of R & R and provides tools to keep the visit positive for all.
Dealing with Mass Trauma Reaction - The audience will develop an understanding of normal trauma reactions and learn about ways to interact with and support individuals impacted by any mass trauma event (including terrorism and natural disaster).
Deployment Survival - This training offers pre-deployment considerations, tips for managing the separation and staying in touch.
Enhancing Resiliency in Children - This presentation helps parent’s understand how they may ease the military lifestyle for their children, challenges that children face and ways to create a supportive environment for kids.
Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader Training - This training provides education on how to be an FRG Leader. Courses include FRG overview; FRG’s tasks in the deployment cycle; FRG Leader and Unit Leadership Partnership for Effective FRG’s How to be an effective FRG Leader; Getting Started; Expectations and role of FRG Volunteers; Communicating with Families; Resources and Funding for FRG’s; FRG’s Role in Unit Casualty.
Family Readiness Group (FRG) Volunteer Training - This training provides education on being a volunteer for an FRG. Courses include FRG Overview; FRG’s Tasks in the Deployment cycle; FRG Leader and Unit Leadership Partnership for Effective FRGs; Getting started; Expectations and Role of FRG Volunteers; and communicating with Families.
Helping Children Cope with Post - Deployment Issues-This presentation talks about a child’s concerns and potential challenges with the return of a parent from deployment and suggests coping techniques that a parent can employ to support a satisfying and positive reintegration process for the entire Family. Includes parent guides and activities for toddlers/preschoolers, grade-school children and teenagers.
How to have a Good Night’s Sleep - This presentation addresses the factors that lead to sleep deprivation and offers some relaxation remedies that can promote a restful night’s sleep.
Issues Families Face When the Military Deploys - This presentation helps Families recognize the symptoms of deployment stress and teaches personal strategies that cope with stress.
Key Caller Training -This training defines the responsibilities of the key caller and provides guidance on performing this role. Courses include overview; FRG overview; Expectations and Role of FRG Volunteers; Working with Family Support Network.
Leadership through Teamwork: Characteristics of a Team Leader - This presentation reviews the elements that comprise leadership and being a successful member of a team as well as how to “become” each of these elements.
Life in Balance: Relaxation & Stress Relief - Competing demands will be identified and stress management strategies (stress reduction and relaxation skills) will contribute to an understanding of how to achieve improved work/life balance.
Maintaining a Healthy Marriage during Deployment - This presentation addresses some important steps to take to safeguard a marriage during deployment. It also teaches couples healthy ways to deal with issues that have come up in their marriage.
Making Marriage Work After Deployment- This presentation addresses issues couples face before and after deployment and upon reintegration.
Parent/Child Communication - This presentation introduces the benefits of effective communication and how parents can develop healthy communication in their relationships to reinforce strong child/parent bonds. Addresses each age level.
Pre-Deployment and the Single Service Member - This presentation outline the various steps that should be addressed prior to a Service Member’s deployment including strengthening support networks, updating addresses and contact information, seeking support and taking precautions to safeguard legacies.
Reconnecting your Child with Your Service Member -This presentation focuses on helpful tips and strategies spouses can employ to help ease the reintegration process between the homecoming Service Member and their children.
Re-igniting the Passion after Deployment - This presentation addresses some of the common reasons that couples may face difficulty reconnecting after deployment and offers suggestions for rekindling the passion.
Return & Reunion Workshop -This training provides information that can help influence a smooth reunion with your Service member by addressing the changes both spouses have experienced, where they are now as individuals and expectations and transitioning two separate lives into a successful reunion.
Staying Positive & Motivated- This presentation explores the many challenges of the military lifestyle and offers coping skills for maintaining high performance and a positive outlook.
Stress During the Holidays - This presentation addresses both normal stressors and those that are specific to the military lifestyle and offers effective coping mechanisms to decrease stress and enjoy the holidays.
Talking to a Deployed Loved One - During Deployment, Service members and spouses may have opportunities to stay in touch through telephone calls, video conferencing or during real time connections by web cam at home. Learn how to make the most of that time.
When a Parent Deploys for Parents of Children Ages 2-5 - This presentation addresses the relevant developmental issues, how to prepare young children for deployment and suggestions for helping children cope with the separation.
When Your Son or Daughter Deploys - This presentation addresses how parents of grown children can support their son and/or daughter through deployment along with finding coping skills to take care of themselves while their son or daughter is deployed.
Working in Teams - This presentation addresses characteristics of effective teams-taking into account all of the differences likely encountered and how to successfully work together to arrive at the best possible solution.