Happy holidays from FOCUS!

holiday cardHowever you choose to celebrate, we hope that this year’s holiday season provides a welcome break for you to recharge and spend time with family and friends.

Activity: FOCUS Family Crests

Cozy up with this fun family activity from FOCUS. Family Crests are a great way to highlight what makes your family so special. Follow these instructions to create a family crest that you can display in your home!

About a Billion Days: Helping young children through deployment

The FOCUS Blog features a new series of posts from a former Marine 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 through her husband’s recent deployment. Check out the third post in the series here.

Skills Spotlight

November was National Military Family Appreciation Month, and in light of this important time, FOCUS is excited to highlight This unique online course features interactive presentations and resources for Military and Veteran parents. Learn more about this valuable resource here.


FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) is a resiliency-building program of the Department of Defense. 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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