PCSing with Kids: The Basics

Spring time is here, and with that, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season begins. While moving can be an exciting time, it can also be stressful for adults and children alike. Use the tips below in preparing for your move.

Ending Enrollment in EFMP

Circumstances and situations for Exceptional Family Member Program (EMFP) families may change throughout their lifetime. What happens when it’s time to end enrollment in EFMP.

Are you Ready to PCS?

Did you know that it is mandatory for Service Members to attend a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) workshop, per MCO 1754.10B? PCS workshops are offered at every installation by the Information, Referral and Relocation (IR&R) program. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend with their Marine.

Tough Conversations: Divorce

It can be uncomfortable to have a conversation with a friend or family member who may be going through the process of a divorce or a separation from a spouse/partner. You can show your care, concern, and respect by letting the person know that you understand this may be a tough time. So how do you do that?

Build Your Kid's Mental Strength

Some people are able to quickly bounce back from personal setbacks or failures, while others struggle and find it much more difficult? Just like physical strength can be increased through lifting weights and physical training, you can increase your mental strength by practicing specific mental techniques. 

Say "Thank You" to Your Child Care Provider Today

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated nationally every year on the Friday before Mother's Day. Friday, May 6th, 2022, will be the day to recognize childcare providers' efforts and dedication to providing quality care. By recognizing these dedicated professionals, we are reminded of the importance of their work and the positive impact high-quality child care has on children throughout their entire lives.

Change the Way You Argue

Conflict is a normal and healthy part of every relationship. Well-managed conflict can promote growth, intimacy, and trust in a relationship. Resources and services are available to help get your relationship back on track.

The Power of Change

If you have a friend or family member who needs your support in changing a habit or behavior, try one of the following strategies for discussing the situation.

The Lowdown on Marijuana, CBD, & Delta-8

Marijuana is the most commonly detected illicit drug found in Marine Corps urinalyses. Under federal law, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug that has greater than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), and Delta-8 are all found in the cannabis plant.

High-risk alcohol use impacts heart health

Though some evidence shows that low to moderate alcohol use can reduce the risk of heart disease, many people exceed the amount that is deemed low risk or do not consider important factors such as their genetics or health history.

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