Life Skills

LIFE SKILLS, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

LifeSkills Training and Education offers classes and workshops that promote the well-being and personal growth of military families. Here aboard MCAS Yuma, our classes are offered to active duty Marines and their families, retirees of all branches of the military, and DoD employees. All classes are offered at NO COST to participants. As applicable, the LifeSkills trainer recruits local experts as guest speakers and collaborates with them to develop curriculum. In addition to MCHQ directed curriculum, MCFTB regularly surveys families and develops new curriculum to meet their evolving interests.

 

LIFE SKILLS CLASSES

4 LENSES

Participants will learn to understand their own personality traits as well as the personality traits of others. This is a workshop that facilitates learning on how to identify personality preference and spectrum as well as understand, accept and value others for their unique strengths.
*This class is offered as a relationship-based couple’s class or as a Leadership & Team Building class.

AUTO CARE BASICS

Learn how to fix it, prepare for it, and prevent it in this basic auto care workshop held at the MCAS Yuma Auto Skills Shop. This course is offered through a partnership with Marine Corps Family Team Building and the MCAS Yuma Auto Skills Center.

CPR/FIRST AID

Participants will become fully trained in the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver® adult, adolescent, and infant CPR. This course is offered through a partnership with Marine Corps Family Team Building and the MCAS Yuma Fire Department.

DEVELOPING HEALTHY BLENDED FAMILIES

This workshop is designed to help Marine Corps parents gain a better understanding of the common emotional and practical issues facing blended families and will provide them with information on what they can do to help promote family unity.

“GROWING THE GREEN” (STRESS MANAGEMENT)

This workshop is designed to help Marines and their families minimize stress by providing them with basic education on the concepts and management skills needed to successfully navigate both the everyday and extraordinary stress of a Marine Corps lifestyle. Information provided includes a general overview of stress, its' causes and effects, the importance of recognizing individual responses to stress, as well as successful strategies for improving personal well-being and relationships with others. This class is offered through a partnership with Marine Corps Family Team Building, Substance Abuse Counseling Center, and Health Promotions.

I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU MEAN (COMMUNICATION)

This workshop is designed to teach participants the basics of healthy, productive communication skills. Learning objectives include explaining the five steps of the process of communication, describing the four communication styles and how they affect interaction, identifying barriers that prevent effective listening and discussing techniques for improving email and telephone communication.

MARINE CORPS BALL ETIQUETTE

This workshop is designed to teach basic etiquette to be employed by guests at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. It covers a range of topics to include: the history/origin of the Birthday Ball, proper etiquette during the ceremony, and basic dinner etiquette, amongst others.