Today’s service members face repeated deployments to conflict zones around the world. Many realize that the return home can be just as challenging as their tour of duty. Red Cross Reconnection Workshops, presented by Walmart, focus on positive reunions among family members and their returning deployed military loved ones. The free workshops bridge all branches of the Armed Forces including Reserve, National Guard, active duty service members, veterans and their families (spouses, parents, siblings, significant others).
WHAT: American Red Cross Reconnections Workshops, Presented by Walmart Actively-licensed and specially-trained Red Cross mental health professionals lead participants through information and discussions designed to identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to a changed family dynamic.Reconnection Workshops, Presented by Walmart, consist of five free, interactive topic areas that service members and their families have found relevant to their experience as they transition back home.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13 Communicating Clearly
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10 Relating to Children
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1 Exploring Stress and Trauma
WHO: Workshops are led by Mary Post,a licensed clinical social worker. Post has worked with children and adults for 33 years, and has experience as a military and family life consultant. She is a long-time mental health volunteer with the Red Cross.
WHERE: American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, 97227 Tillamook Room
REGISTRATION: Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required by calling (503) 528-5698 or sending an email email@example.com.
OTHER: Reconnection Workshops, Presented by Walmart is a free and confidential program. Participants do not need to share personal information.
Child care will be offered during the workshops. Please indicate that you will need child care services at the time of registration.