Families in Training
As a service originally initiated by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), FOCUS Project addresses concerns related to parental combat operational stress injuries and combat-related physical injuries by providing state-of-the-art family resiliency services to military children and families at designated Navy and Marine Corps sites. In 2009, FOCUS Family Resiliency Services were made available to Army and Air Force families at designated installations through support from the Defense Department's Office of Family Policy.
When military parents fulfill occupational duties, their children and families can face many challenges including, long separations, moves, changes in family routines, and dealing with concerns about parent safety or injury. There may be times when these challenges can be overwhelming, particularly if a parent is dealing with the effects of combat stress and/or injuries. FOCUS is based on over 20 years of research with children and families facing challenges and adversities in many different settings. It has successfully provided services to thousands of participants at dozens of sites and continues to expand, including new online availability for those who are remotely located.
FOCUS provides services for military children and families based at the following U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force installations:
Click on your local FOCUS site below
- MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
- MCB Camp Pendleton
- Naval Base Ventura County
- Naval Base San Diego
- NSW/EOD West