Family Resiliency Spiritual Resource Brief

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Family Resiliency Spiritual Resource Brief

  1. 1. Spiritual Resources Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  2. 2. Terminal Learning Objective • TLO 1: Extensively familiarize leaders with resources to which they can connect Soldiers and families. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  3. 3. Assumptions • The mind, the body, and the spirit are inextricably connected. • Although perhaps not overtly religious, an appreciable number of our cadre and soldiers are “spiritual.” • Most families are not well connected to community resources Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  4. 4. Connecting • In 1997, the well know Clinical Psychologist Dr. Larry Crabb, Ph.D. wrote a book called Connecting. His basic premise is this: “For most of the 20th century, we have wrongly defined soul wounds as physiological disorders and relegated their treatment to specialist. In reality, every caring person has the ability – already within them – to help.” Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  5. 5. The History of Psychotherapy • In 1895, Sigmund Freud stumbled on the idea of “a talking cure.” • The idea of “talking” caught on and soon a “talking profession” (Psychotherapy) was born. • Over the course of time, dozens of psychotherapeutic models emerged, all revealing beneficial results. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  6. 6. Basic Psychotherapy Model Treatment Words Prompted Words Patient Therapist Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  7. 7. A New Model? Words of Sensitive Caring Involvement Words of Honestly Shared Pain Hurting Person Helpful Person (Struggling) (non-judgmental, Kind, good listener [a friend!]) Rich talking rather than trained talking is helpful Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  8. 8. Connecting of Families • Rich talking only happens in context of relationships • Relationships only happen in context of communities • Religious communities are an excellent place of connection. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  9. 9. Communities on Fort Jackson • Liturgical/ Lutheran – 0800 Memorial Chapel • Gospel – 0800 & 1100 Daniel Circle • Catholic – 1100 Main post chapel • Chapel Next – 1100 Chaplain School • General Protestant – 0930 Main Post Chapel • LDS (Mormon) – 0930 Anderson Chapel • Jewish – 0930 Memorial Chapel • Islamic – 0800 Main Post Chapel • PWOC – Thursday 1000-1200 Main Post Chapel Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  10. 10. Communities Off Post Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  11. 11. Communities Off Post Ministries include: Divorce care Single Adult Ministry Nutrition/Fitness Grief Benevolence Children’s Ministry Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  12. 12. Communities Off Post Saint Joseph Catholic Church Mission Statement: “We are constantly attempting to become a faith community who…” Masses: Saturday Vigil: 1730 Sunday; 0815, 1030 & 12:15 Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  13. 13. Communities Off Post Sunday Services: 0815 & 1100 Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
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  15. 15. Opportunities within 187th • Quarterly Prayer Luncheons (30 July) • Ordnance Bible Study: Thursday Nights at 1800 @ Chaplain’s House • Marriage Retreats • Stop by and see me! Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  16. 16. Directions to the Gilliam’s N 3632 Trotter Rd I-77 Semmes Rd Lee Road BN Golf Fort Jackson Back gate Leesburg Rd Leesburg Rd Trotter Rd Stay Right at fork I-77 ~1.5 miles Gilliam’s-after you leave the residential area and start driving into the country, look for a gravel driveway on the left marked short green sign that says “3632” Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  17. 17. Opportunities within 187th • Ordnance Bible Study: Thursday Nights at 1800 @ Chaplain’s House • Quarterly Prayer Lunches • Marriage Retreats • Stop by and see me! Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  18. 18. • Absolutely everyone welcome (i.e. Married Couples, Single Soldiers, Single Parents, etc.). • Arrive Thursday evening and depart Sunday morning. • Chartered Bus, Childcare, Hotel Room, and most Meals provided for free! (You can drive your POV if you want). • At least one Full Day at Six Flags over Georgia (also time for another half-day in there somewhere)! • Basic Schedule: Thursday Night: Reception and Mixer; Friday: Six Flags Over Georgia; Saturday: Dynamic Chaplain Speaker!, Date Night (w/Child Care); Sunday: Sleep-in and depart. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  19. 19. Soldiers in Training • The Gathering • Fortress Coffee House • Victory Ranch • Battalion Movie Night • AIT Bible Study Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
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  21. 21. The attendance is modest (75-115) but the life change is real. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  22. 22. The ForTress CoFFee house The Fortress Coffee House has been ministering to AIT soldiers since 1997. Each Friday night from 1900 – 2100, two hundred soldiers gather at the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School to listen to live Christian bands, drink good coffee, speak with the chaplain and local area volunteers, and simply relax. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
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  26. 26. The Chaplain or guest speaker gives a 10 minute gospel presentation. Fortress Coffee House Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  27. 27. Counseling Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
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  32. 32. viCTory ranCh Victory Ranch is an 18 acre Cadence Retreat that has been serving Fort Jackson since the 1980’s. Opportunities at the ranch include fishing, swimming, hiking, basketball, ping pong, reading, sleeping, and – most significantly – visiting with the staff and community volunteers. Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
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  34. 34. Soldiers in Training • The Gathering • Fortress Coffee House • Victory Ranch • Battalion Movie Night • AIT Bible Study Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  35. 35. Material Resources Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers
  36. 36. Questions Family Resiliency: Equipping Leaders To Help The Soldiers

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