Do you FOCUS on the Go?

focus on the goHave you checked out our FOCUS Mobile App? It was recently updated and is available FREE in the App Store and Google Play Store! FOCUS on the Go! helps families learn about communication, problem-solving, and managing emotions. Be sure to check it out today.


Back to School

Are you feeling those back to school blues? Starting school means the start of a new routine and with homework, projects, and events it can be a challenge to keep everything in order. A family calendar is a great way to help your family stay on top of appointments, due dates, and family time. Check out these tips from FOCUS to learn about creating one of your own!

A guest blogger explains the FOCUS Difference

The FOCUS Blog is featuring a new series of posts from a former Marine Corps Public Affairs Officer who also happens to be a Military spouse and mom! Her delightful posts really capture what it was like for her family to discover FOCUS and how it helped them grow and become closer! Check out the second post in the series here.

Program Spotlight

Veterans Crisis Line

In honor of September being Suicide Prevention Month, FOCUS is proud to put the spotlight on the Veterans Crisis Line - a 24 hour, toll free hotline designed to aid Veterans and their families. You can learn more about this important resource at

Veterans Crisis Line Logo


FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) is a resiliency-building program of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). It is designed for Military families and children facing the multiple challenges of combat operational stress during wartime. FOCUS promotes family strengths and supports parents to help manage the challenges of military life.

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