What does a Military Family Life Counselor do?
Military Family Life Counselors provide non-medical counseling to service members and their families to help address issues such as improving relationships at home and work, stress management, adjustment difficulties, parenting, and grief or loss.
Mental Health Lunch Sessions
Ms. Dedria Everist, The MDARNG Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), will host mental health lunch sessions every other Thursday. All are welcome to join! No registration required.
Thursday, July 13 - Challenges of Changing Schools
This presentation focuses on helping students make the transition to a new school. Topics covered include the positive aspects of changing schools, tips on making the transition easier on all parties, strategies for forming new friendships, and ways to prevent declines in academic performance.
Thursday, July 27 - Parenting Skills for the Single Service Member
This presentation's goal is to help single military parents develop effective parenting skills. Topics include how to resolve the guilt that single parents often experience, the positive aspects of being single in the military, guidelines for disciplining children and establishing rules/consequences, tips for communicating during conflict, how to address various deployment-related issues, techniques for effective long-distance parenting, positive aspects of separation, and strategies for building a support network.
Thursday, August 10 - Anger Management from Combat to Home
The focus of this presentation is on helping service members make a smooth transition from deployment to life back home. Topics include special circumstances faced in the combat zone, challenges and roadblocks that may hinder successful reintegration, and tips for creating a healthy transition.
Thursday, August 24 - Coping Strategies for the Uncertainties of Life
This presentation offers a series of strategies to help adults cope with unexpected developments, disappointments, and other situations in which expectations fall short of reality.
Thursday, September 7 - Balancing Work, Life and Command
Participants will discuss their unique stressors as they attempt to manage their work-life balance and how to manage various stressors. Healthy versus unhealthy stress is reviewed as well as sleep cycles and the importance of having fun in order to be a more productive and well-rounded person.
Thursday, September 21 - Building Healthy Marriage
Participants in this presentation will learn to create and maintain a healthy marriage through the development of communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and personal boundaries
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Military Family Life Counselor:
Ms. Dedria Everist
Address: 219 29th Division Street , Baltimore , MD, 21740, US
Phone: (240) 755-9278