Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Bldg. 2013B, Pendleton & 3rd, Rm 331
JBLM-Main, WA 98433
United States

April Tip of the Month from FOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress):

April is often the time of year that families start to prepare for school coming to an end, PCS season to begin, and transitions to warmer weather. As exciting as these changes can be, they can also be stressful. Do you and your family members have ways to manage emotions through these transitions? They can be as simple as taking slow deep breaths in, and releasing slow breaths out. In the FOCUS program, we create activities around deep breathing and other emotion regulation tools in order to strengthen family member’s abilities to cope with change!... Don’t just get by, get stronger!

FOCUS Team Member Kim Crosby
Kimberly Crosby PhD
Site Director
FOCUS Team Member LaFonda White
LaFonda White
FOCUS Services Coordinator
FOCUS Staff Emily Calangi
Emily Calangi, MSW
FOCUS Resilience Trainer

Since its inception in 2008 and through February 28, 2018, FOCUS has reached over 1,037,000  active duty service members, family members and providers through its suite of group and individual family services.  Notably, about 9,500  families have been served through the multi-session FOCUS resilience training, including approximately 15,700 adults and 12,500 children.