|Family Discussion Guide
This guide is a baseline introduction of how Marine leaders can interact with juniors and begin discussions on family issues and background. The guide has common sense material that leaders can employ when counseling and mentoring junior Marines.
Manpower and Reserve Affairs: Marine and Family Programs Division
Maintains an outstanding website with links to all of the programs the Marine Corps offers related to Marine and Family Programs. It is recommends that leaders take some time to become familiar with all the programs the Marine Corps organically offers. This enables leaders to better direct other Marines in the proper direction when they are seeking assistance, or more likely, not sure where to go.
Marine Corps Family Team Building:
Supports the Family Readiness Program, Readiness & Deployment Support Training, L.I.N.K.S (Lifestyle Insights Networking, Knowlede, and Skills) Training, and Life Skills Training & Education.Unit, Personal and Family Readiness:
Commanding Officers at all levels are required to maintain this program for their unit, including a full-time Family Readiness Officer (FRO) who provides a link between the Commander, Marines, families, resources & support organizations both on and off base. MCO 1754.9A Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP)
Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program
: Provides short-term non-medical counseling support for a range of issues including: relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational and other individual and family issues.
eMarine: A safer way for families to connect online. The eMarine webiste used to improve organizational communication within the Marine Corps provides a safe, secure, portal for dissemination of official family readiness information. The system is available only to Marines and their Family Members. Similar to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr the eMarine portal provides its members a tool to access documents, view photos and video, participate in forums, and gain important information about their Marine's Unit from anywhere in the world.
Your health care provider online presence.
Marine Net Course Catalog:
Family and Personal Readiness Courses within the MarineNet Course Catalog houses a plethora of courses and workshops that specifically target Marines and their families in all aspects of Marine Corps life. These courses range from Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S) training to Pre, Mid, & Post Deployment workshops and Retirement Choice briefs & tools.
Bravo Btry, 1/12 Family Readiness Best Practices
LLI receives examples of leadership best practices from units around the Marine Corps via the Discussion Board and other means. Some examples of unit best practices in the Family are include: