Service Member & Family Support
Our Service Member and Family Support Mission: TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
In conjunction with the 2014 State Volunteer Symposium Family Members of North Dakota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are invited to participate in Ask-Care-Escort Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) Training on 7 March from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The training will be held at the Ramada Inn in Fargo.
What will you take away from this training?
- The ability to identify the problem of suicide and your role as a family member.
- An understanding of the impact of stigma on suicide.
- How to assess suicide risk factors and intervene.
- Where to access available resources and supports.
ACE-SI training is highly interactive and much of the content requires small-group exercises and discussions. This enables training participants to learn from each other and work together to solve complex challenges.
To register please send an email to Justin Mattson at email@example.com or call 701-333-4805.
2014 State Volunteer Symposium
Join us on 8-9 March for the 2014 State Volunteer Symposium at the Ramada Inn in Fargo, ND. The symposium exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. This two day symposium will give you valuable training from financial health, team building ideas, My Life in a Box program, how to utilize your resiliency skills, showcase the resources available in North Dakota and much, much more. Join us for this Western themed event.
Volunteers that live more that 50 miles away will be eligible for an Invitational Travel Authorization (ITA) and will be provided a hotel room, mileage, and per diem. Volunteers that haven’t recently been placed on an ITA may be required to complete additional forms to create a Defense Travel System (DTS) profile.
Free child care (by licensed providers) will be available to children under 8. Children ages 8-17 can participate in the Youth Symposium. If your children are participating in the child care please indicate it on YOUR registration. If you have any children participating in the Youth Symposium please complete the registration form in the Youth Symposium section too.
If you have any questions please contact Justin Mattson, Senior Family Readiness Support Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-333-4805.
Link to register (https://www.jointservicessupport.org/Events/KioskRegistration.aspx?Mode=AddNew&Id=99cd1443-7c28-4819-820a-c97412b2b621)
2014 State Youth Symposium
The Youth Symposium is open to military kids ages 8-17. It will consist of two main components:
Real Colors: Youth will gain a completely new perspective on themselves and the things that are important to them with this training. They will learn how to better communicate with others and also recognize the method of communication that works best for them.
Project YES!: Youth will be engaged with facilitators and dedicated mentors to explore leadership development, learn new life skills, and resilience tools to meet the needs of military families impacted by deployments and other military related absences and obstacles. Project YES! youth programs are educational, interactive, hands on, fun activities.
For more information please contact Nicole Cook, Lead Child & Youth Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 701-333-4822
**YOU CAN COMPLETE ONE REGISTRATION FORM FOR ALL CHILDREN PARTICIPATING IN THE YOUTH SYMPOSIUM.**
Link to register (https://www.jointservicessupport.org/Events/KioskRegistration.aspx?Mode=AddNew&Id=1cdb87f6-c3aa-4ab3-bca1-83a177485070)
Volunteer Symposium Documents
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Youth Symposium Documents
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The Service Member and Family Support Division
The Service Member and Family Support Division is a combined effort of several offices including
The Family Assistance Center provides assistance with ID Cards, DEERS enrollment, TRICARE medical and dental issues, financial assistance, and legal, mental and emotional health referrals.
Family Readiness Support will assist in locating or operating a Family Readiness/Support Group.
For information on the 1-112th KFOR 15 Family Readiness Group, please click here.
For information on the 188th En Co Family Readiness Group, please click here.
Office of the Chaplain - Chaplains and Licensed Social Workers offer many workshops as well as individual options for your emotional and spiritual wellness.
The Youth Coordinator has information and programs for children of all ages.
The Transition Assistance Advisor is the statewide point of contact to provide information, support, and direction to service members, veterans, and their families on benefits and entitlements available through various state and federal agencies, to include the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Labor-Veterans Employment and Training Service, Job Service North Dakota, and the Small Business Administration.
Reintegration is a program to welcome home service members, and assist them as well as their families, friends and employers with the transitional issues that accompany any deployment or separation.
Suicide Prevention has a team trained on how to deal with a person exhibiting suicidal signs and how to seek help for others or for themselves.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
Military Outreach Program designed to provide assistance in finding resources to meet the needs of veterans, service members, and their families.
Military OneSource is a 24/7/365 resource for military members, spouses, and families providing a wide array of information, resources, and referrals.
The Wing Family Program Coordinator for the Air National Guard is located in Fargo. He is responsible for the Family Readiness Program; conducting briefings, readiness activities, training and support to families and airmen.
|Director of Service Member and Family Support|
Rob Keller can be reached at (701) 333-4801 or by e-mail.