We have an availability to take four families to Galveston for an Operation Resilient Family (ORF) retreat on Feb 24th, 25th and 26th!
The families will be staying at Hotel Galvez in Galveston for FREE! Hotel Website: http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/GLSHG/main.wnt
.55 will be rei mbursed for travel (Can be paid upfront prior to trip)
Each family will receive a $100 gift card upon arrival!
Friday Feb 24th Schedule will go from 1-5pm (families must arrive at noon so travel during day is required). Dinner that night with group at 7pm
Saturday Feb 25th: Breakfast @ 7:30am then Class starts at 8-12pm (afternoon is free) Dinner with group at 7pm
Sunday Feb 26th: Breakfast @ 7:30am then Class starts at 8-12pm (Dismissed to leave for home)
We are going to provide them with a care package once they arrive as well.
Topics covered are:
• Returning to Family Life after Deployment
• Reuniting Our Civilian Family
• Communication Skills
• Communicating Feelings
• Listening/Soft Start Ups
• Communicating (and Dealing with Anger) in Your Family
• Building Family Resilience/Understanding Potential Risks
• Facing Family Challenges with Strength
• Together: Building Understanding, Empathy and Resilience
The weekend would start at 1 pm on a Friday and end at 12 noon on Sunday. We are not sure how childcare would be handled but we are willing to help financially if the couple have extended family members who are willing to take care of the Child(ren) ... while parents are on retreat.
Everything is paid for ... food and lodging in Galveston ... plus couples get a $100 gift card (Visa). It is an attempt to provide this curriculum.
We are looking for dedicated family members who may help us organize and provide these classes back in Williamson County. The original course takes 16 hours but we are modifying it to 12 hours. Let me know if you have questions ... especially about childcare. Thanks for considering this opportunity.
Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in going!
Jarod Myers, Regional Veterans Outreach Coordinator, ETBHN
Bluebonnet Trails Community Health Center
Friday, February 17, is the LAST DAY to apply to attend!!!
*** Please download the attached flier and retreat application. ***