- Provide guidance, resources and training for Family Readiness
Group members and Rear Detachment Commanders.
- Support deploying units by providing pre-deployment information
and material to soldiers and family members.
- Provide assistance to family members, Rear Detachment commanders and Family Readiness Groups throughout the deployment cycle.
The purpose of the Care Team is to offer short-term care and support to Families of deceased and seriously wounded Soldiers until the Family's own support structure is in place.
Care Teams are not mandatory, but are an additional way battalions can provide valuable support to Families.
Classes are held at the Family Resilience Center, Bldg. 250 Club Road. Call (915) 569-5500 to register or click the link above to register online.
Click here to download the schedule.
Care Team Training
- January 22 (9am-12pm)
- February 4 (9am-12pm)
- March 4 (9am-12pm)
- April 1 (9am-12pm)
- May 2 (9am-12pm)
- June 3 (9am-12pm)
- July 1 (9am-12pm)
- August 5 (9am-12pm)
- September 9 (9am-12pm)
- October 7 (9am-12pm)
- November 18 (9am-12pm)
- December 2 (9am-12pm)
Click here to request an evening Care Team training for your battalion
Homecoming and Reunion classes
Homecoming can be as emotional and stressful as deployment. The Family can experience the same emotional stress and strain as during deployment. This class will focus on tips and techniques to help the Family prepare for their loved one's return. We will provide information on how to make the transition during the Soldier's homecoming.
Homecoming and Reunion classes are available per FRG request. Please contact Jill MacAuley at 569-5500 for scheduling requests.
Preparing for Deployment classes
Deployment will affect every Family member. It will increase the stress on a Family and change the roles of Family members. In this class, we will focus on what Family members can do to decrease stress and emotional disturbances during this time. We will also offer tips and techniques to Family members to help cope with the emotional stress during this transition.
Preparing for Deployment classes are available per FRG request. Please contact Jill MacAuley at 569-5500 for scheduling requests.
Become an ACS instructor! Army Community Service offers instructor training courses, briefer training courses and facilitator training courses throughout the year.
These courses are mandatory for all ACS staff and any volunteers who will be teaching or briefing. For example, every Army Family Team Building volunteer is mandated to take instructor training and briefer training before they can teach AFTB classes.
Training is open to all ACS employees and volunteers, and to anyone who would like to gain skills in teaching and briefing.
Instructor training courses are offered as a two-day session, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Upcoming courses include August 20-21.
Briefer training courses are offered as a one-day class from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Upcoming courses include July 24 and September 19.
Facilitator training courses are offered as a two-day session, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. The next facilitator training course is set for October 8-9.
All classes are held at the Family Resilience Center, Bldg. 250 Club Road on Fort Bliss. Pre-registration is required. Register online at blissmwr.com/mtc. For more information, call (915) 569-5500.