TRAINING SUPPORT

Army Reserve Family Programs Training provides training designed to enhance personal life skills and prepare Families to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle. There are also training opportunities available for Command Teams, Family Readiness Liaisons (FRLs), Volunteers and Family Programs Staff. Training is designed to assist Soldiers and Families through different phases of the Soldier’s Life Cycle.

 

Command teams receive training that are designed to inform them of their regulatory responsibilities to the Soldiers and Families in their charge.  They are also provided with information regarding services and agencies available to aid them in their mission of Family Readiness. 

 

Training programs available to Family Programs Staff provide assistance and guidance to them in the process of carrying out their daily scope of duties and responsibilities within their commands.

 

Training for volunteers begins with a simple orientation to the Army Reserve and can culminate in the volunteers becoming qualified to instruct other volunteers in the areas in which they have received training.

 

Families of Soldiers that are in the deployment cycle receive information regarding services that are available to assist them prior to, during and after the Soldier’s mobilization.

 

Family Programs Training programs range from simple telephone conferences that are conducted in less than two hours to classroom sessions that can take up to four days to complete. Eligible participants range from Family members, to Soldiers, to DoD Civilians and also include seasoned Family Programs Staff. This site has some form of training for any and all persons interested in Army Reserve Family Programs.

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Regional Family Readiness Training (RFRT).   RFRT will provide participants with information relevant to Command Teams, Family Readiness Liaisons and Family Readiness Group Volunteers on the administration of a unit Family Readiness Program.

 

Family Readiness Liaison (FRL) Training.

     1.  FRL Basics Seminar.  This training orients new and existing Family Readiness Liaisons (FRLs) to Unit Family Readiness, the roles and responsibilities of the unit's Family Readiness Team, and FRL specific job-related duties, skills and/or tasks.

 

     2.  FRG 101.  This training provides Family Readiness Liaisons (FRLs) with a basic understanding of the Unit Family Readiness Group (FRG). It explores the regulatory guidance for FRGs along with its purpose, function, and specific activities

 

     3.  ARFP in Support of Family Readiness.  This training assists Family Readiness Liaisons in understanding how Army Reserve Family Programs supports the Unit's Family Readiness Program. The class explores the many programs, services and staff positions of ARFP and now Family Readiness Liaisons might use them to support the Unit's Family Readiness Plan and Soldiers and Families. The facilitated discussion will give participants insight on how ARFP can ensure that every Soldier and Family is ready and resilient.

 

Instructor Training Course/Briefer Training course (ITC/BTC).  This is a two-part instructor course.

     1.  Instructor Training Course increases participant's proficiency in instructional skills and serves as a pre-requisite for the Briefer Training Course (BTC) and Facilitator Training Course (FTC).

 

     2.  Briefer Training Course expands on the skills learned in Instructor Training Course (ITC) and teaches new skills for preparing, tailoring and delivering standardized briefings to meet the audience needs.


Army Reserve Family Programs Briefings.

Army Reserve Family Programs has developed specific briefings to provide specific information regarding the covered subject to the intended audience.  Those briefings are as follows:

 

     1.  Volunteer Orientation the Army Reserve Volunteer Corps.  This briefing provides new volunteer and/or potential volunteers with an orientation of opportunities, expectations and requirements of volunteering with the Army Reserve Family Programs.

 

     2.  Volunteer Orientation to the Unit.  This briefing provides unit FRG volunteers with an overview of the unit Family Readiness Program and their role supporting Soldiers and Families.

 

     3. Telephonic Mobilization Briefing.   This telephonic briefing provides participants with tools and knowledge to prepare for mobilization/deployment.  Topics Include: Army Reserve Programs and Services. What To Expect, Emotional Cycle of Deployment, Benefits and Entitlements, Military Pay and Legal Matters.

 

     4.  Telephonic Reunion/Reintegration Briefing.  This telephonic briefing provides participants with tools and knowledge to prepare for reunion/reintegration.  Topics Include: Reconnecting with the Soldier, TRICARE/TAMP, TRICARE Reserve Select, Finding Your New Normal, ESGR/Employment Resources, Counseling Resources and Veterans Benefits.

 

Regional Family Readiness Training (RFRT).   RFRT will provide participants with information relevant to Command Teams, Family Readiness Liaisons and Family Readiness Group Volunteers on the administration of a unit Family Readiness Program.

Instructor Training Course/Briefer Training course (ITC/BTC).  This is a two-part instructor course.

     1.  Instructor Training Course increases participant's proficiency in instructional skills and serves as a pre-requisite for the Briefer Training Course (BTC) and Facilitator Training Course (FTC).

 

     2.  Briefer Training Course expands on the skills learned in Instructor Training Course (ITC) and teaches new skills for preparing, tailoring and delivering standardized briefings to meet the audience needs.

Senior Volunteer Advisor/Command Volunteer Advisor Training.  This training focuses on providing knowledge, skills and tools that will assist the Senior Volunteer Advisor/Command Volunteer Advisor in providing support to their Commands in efforts to increase Soldier and Family readiness and resilience. This training is reserved exclusively for volunteers appointed by the Commander to serve in the capacity of the Senior Volunteer Advisor or Command Volunteer Advisor.

Army Reserve Family Programs Briefings.

Army Reserve Family Programs has developed specific briefings to provide specific information regarding the covered subject to the intended audience.  Those briefings are as follows:

     1.  Volunteer Orientation the Army Reserve Volunteer Corps.  This briefing provides new volunteer and/or potential volunteers with an orientation of opportunities, expectations and requirements of volunteering with the Army Reserve Family Programs.

 

     2.  Volunteer Orientation to the Unit.  This briefing provides unit FRG volunteers with an overview of the unit Family Readiness Program and their role supporting Soldiers and Families.


Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course (BBPCC) Senior Spouse Training.  This training provides Senior Spouses with information necessary to choose the capacity in which they will choose to serve during their spouse's tenure. This training teaches the distinct difference between a Senior Spouse and a Senior Volunteer. The outcome of this training is to begin the development of a Family Charter. This course is offered exclusively to Senior Spouses at the Battalion level or higher, while their sponsor is attending the Soldier portion of the BBPCC..

Army Reserve Family Programs Briefings.
Army Reserve Family Programs has developed specific briefings to provide specific information regarding the covered subject to the intended audience. Those briefings are as follows:

1.  Volunteer Orientation the Army Reserve Volunteer Corps. This briefing provides new volunteer and/or potential volunteers with an orientation of opportunities, expectations and requirements of volunteering with the Army Reserve Family Programs.

2. Telephonic Mobilization Briefing. This telephonic briefing provides participants with tools and knowledge to prepare for mobilization/deployment. Topics Include: Army Reserve Programs and Services. What To Expect, Emotional Cycle of Deployment, Benefits and Entitlements, Military Pay and Legal Matters.

3.  Telephonic Reunion/Reintegration Briefing. This telephonic briefing provides participants with tools and knowledge to prepare for reunion/reintegration. Topics Include: Reconnecting with the Soldier, TRICARE/TAMP, TRICARE Reserve Select, Finding Your New Normal, ESGR/Employment Resources, Counseling Resources and Veterans Benefits.


There is a calendar of all scheduled ARFP Trainings in the "Upcoming Events" portion of this webpage.

Contact your Regional Family Programs Office for information on attendance and registration for all Family Programs Trainings.

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