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    • 1. SeniorEnlistedAcademy
    • 2. OSC Doctrine
    • 3. NCCOSC Mission:To build and preserve thepsychological health of Sailors,Marines and their families
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    • 5. Components of OSC Stress Combat and Five Core Continuum Operational Stress Leader Model First Aid (COSFA) Functions
    • 6. Overview DOD ObjectivesOperational Stress Control (OSC)is leader-focused actions and responsibilities topromote resilience and psychological health inSailors, Marines and families exposed to thestress of routine or wartime military operations.DOD Objectives:Prevent or minimize stress injuriesFacilitate healing to minimize war-fighting gapsPromote resilienceReduce stigmaMaintain a ready fighting force
    • 7. Sailor and Marine MaintenanceWe maintain a lot of things.What do we do to maintain our Sailors, Marines andtheir families?Maintenance is always easier than repairKnow your members, know your team.
    • 8. OSC Awareness SurveyStress on the Force is increasing82% in 2010, compared to 74% in 2009 and 58% in 2005# 1 stressor is a lack of personnel to do the jobUnpredictability of operations/job duties (all)Being away from family (enlisted)Not enough time for home responsibilities (all)Long work hours pre- or post-deployment (enlisted)Increase in workload (officers)Most stressed are least likely to seek help; they expectnegative consequences (stigma).*Largest increase in pay grades E7 – E9
    • 9. A Stressed Sailor Means a Stressed Home
    • 10. Define StressThe process by which we respond tochallenges to our minds and bodies.Stress is good, stress is normal, stresskeeps us sharp, stress keeps us focused.BUT…
    • 11. What is Stress? The physiological effects of stress on the body
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    • 13. Operational Stress Control Decision Matrix Sailor or Marine Under StressGreen Zone (Ready):•Continue to monitor for signs of distress NO Are there signs of distress or loss of function in the future Distress or Loss of Function: or loss of function? • Difficulty relaxing and sleeping • Loss of interest in social or recreational activitiesYellow Zone (Reacting): • Unusual and excessive fear, worry or anger•Ensure adequate sleep & rest YES • Recurrent nightmares or troubling memories•Manage home-front stressors • Hyperactive startle responses to noise•Discussions in small groups • Difficulty performing normal duties•Refer to chaplain or medical if problem • Any change from normal personality NO Is the distress or worsens loss of function SEVERE Distress or Loss of Function: Severe? • Inability to fall asleep or stay asleepOrange Zone (Injured): • Withdrawal from social or recreational activities•Keep safe & calm YES • Uncharacteristic outbursts of rage or panic•Rest & recuperation for 24-72 hrs. • Nightmares or memories that increase heart rate • Inability to control emotions•Refer to chaplain or medical•Mentor back to full duty & function NO Has the distress or • Serious suicidal or homicidal thoughts • Loss of usual concern for moral values loss of function Persisted?Red Zone (Ill):•Refer to medical PERSISTENT Distress or Loss of Function:•Ensure treatment compliance • Stress problems that last for more than 60 days•Mentor back to duty if possible YES post-deployment • Stress problems that don’t get better over time•Transition to VA if necessary • Stress problems that get worse over time
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    • 15. How to Recognize Who Needs Help:Orange Zone IndicatorsWhat is an Orange Zone indicator?Recent Stressor EventsVerbalized DistressChanges in Function
    • 16. Combat and Operational Stress First Aid
    • 17. Combat and Operational Stress First AidCOSFA
    • 18. COSFA on the Stress ContinuumPromotes a sense of safetyPromotes calmingPromotes connectedness
    • 19. Stress Continuum Model
    • 20. ScenarioHM3 Anderson has received his orders todeploy to Afghanistan three months afterhis graduation. He knows he has nochoice, but he has a newborn and aworrisome wife at home. He wants to go toAfghanistan for professional reasons, buthe does not want to leave his wife at homealone during work-ups and the six-monthdeployment. While he is preparing fordeployment, HM3 has some sleepproblems and some difficulty focusing onhis final exams. He and his wife arearguing frequently about “little things.”
    • 21. Five Core Leader Functions
    • 22. HealthyStaying GreenResilienceBeing resilient means: adjusting easily,bouncing back or returning to formSpiritualityLearning and making meaningAcceptance of limitsPositive appraisal and outlookActive copingSelf-confidence
    • 23. Common Barriersto Manage StressWhat is keeping you fromgetting the help you need?
    • 24. Suicide Awareness and
    • 25. Navy and Marine CorpsCombat and OperationalStress ControlConference 2012May 22 – 24, 2012
    • 26. Website andSocial MediaWeb us onFacebook and Twitter
    • 27. Questions and Comments