Toll-free appointment scheduling service: 1-866-923-6478, call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Personal, marital, family counseling; financial management; spouse employment; transition assistance; relocation assistance; life skills workshops are available at the Fleet and Family Support Center. Now with three locations: NBVC Point Mugu, Bldg. 225 next to the chapel, 989-8146; NBVC Port Hueneme, Bldg. 1169 behind NEX, 982-5037; Camarillo, Catalina Heights military housing complex, 913B Calle la Roda, 982-5037.
All classes at Port Hueneme unless otherwise noted. Call 982-5037 for more information. Workshops also available in command spaces. Child care option available with prior registration.
Career Support and Retention
(Register for TAP classes with your Command Career Counselor)
Transition Assistance Program — GPS: Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Jan. 14-18; Feb. 4-8; Feb. 11-15.
Advancement Seminars: Do you need help preparing for the enlisted advancement exam? We can teach you test-taking tips and study skills to improve your chances to of success! Thurs., Jan. 17, 1 to 3 p.m., Point Mugu; Thurs., Jan. 24, 1 to 3 p.m., Port Hueneme.
Starting a Small Business with SBA and SCORE: Learn the practical steps to creating your own business, local resources, financing options. Thurs., Jan. 24, 5 to 7 p.m.
Corporate Resume Writing: Cutting-edge resume techniques! Fri., Jan. 11, 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Interview Skills: Prepare for your job interview, learn about the interview process and conduct mock interviews. Mon., Jan. 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
EXCEL Basics: Learn how to use Microsoft Office Excel 2007 software for both personal and professional use. Fri., Jan. 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Port Hueneme; Wed., Jan. 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Port Hueneme; Fri., Jan. 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Point Mugu.
Spouse & Family Employment Workshop: Learn important job search skills, resume basics and more! Tues., Jan. 22, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Federal Employment & Résumé: Learn about resumes, relevant websites and application process for federal jobs. Fri., Jan. 25, 9:15 to 11 a.m.
Tips for Navigating Temp Agencies: Learn new ideas for securing employment through a temp agency. Mock interview skills. Thurs., Jan. 31, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Camarillo.
Deployment Homecoming: Your spouse is coming home! Learn what to expect and how to help both of you make this a rewarding reunion. Thurs., Jan. 17, 3 to 4 p.m., Point Mugu.
IA Family Connection: Whether this is your first or 21st experience with IA’s, join other family members and meet the spouses of deployed service members. Share your own knowledge of the IA experience. Thurs., Jan. 17, 4 to 5 p.m.
The Fleet & Family Support Center can provide services at your location . Call the FFSC command liaison at 982-3159 or email Sandra.Lyle@navy.mil.
General information: 982-6251.
Disaster Preparedness: Be informed, have a plan and make a kit. Come and learn what emergencies are likely in Ventura County and how to better prepare yourself and your families. Tues., Jan. 22, 1 to 2 p.m., Camarillo; Thurs., Jan. 24, 4 to 5 p.m., Port Hueneme.
General information: 982-3726.
General information: 982-6251.
New Parent Support
In-home visitations available for children up to 36 months. Call 805-982-4130 for more information.
New Mamas Support Circle: For expecting mamas and mamas with babies 015 months old. Information, education and support. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No registration needed. Just stop in!
Playtime for Toddlers: An interactive parent-toddler playgroup for babies 15-36 months. Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Midway Community Center. Call 805-982-5037 for more information.
Yoga Mamas: For expecting and new mamas. a gentle stretch. Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Bee Fit Center.
Teen Parenting (6-part series): Learn how to communicate effectively with your teen. Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Co-Parenting (5-part series): For divorced or separated parents. Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 12, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Exceptional Family Member
General information: 989-8844.
EFMP Support Network. Get together with other EFM members to share information and support. Tues., Feb. 12, 3 to 4 p.m., Port Hueneme; Tues., March 12, 3 to 4 p.m., Point Mugu.
Victim Advocate Services
General information: 982-5037.
Victim advocates can conduct safety planning; assist with obtaining emergency shelter and housing; assist in obtaining protective orders; provide information on reporting options, as well as divorce or custody; provide information on transitional compensation and make referrals to community agencies. Call 982-4117 to speak to an advocate.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)
If you are a victim of sexual assault, please call the 24-Hour DoD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247,
SAPR Data Collection Coordinator (DCC): SAPR DCCs are responsible for reporting data related to unrestricted reports of sexual assault. Initial Training Mon., Jan. 14, 9 to 11 a.m.
SAPR Initial Victim Advocate Training: Prepares individuals to assist victims of sexual assault with reporting options, accompaniments, referrals and crisis intervention. Individuals must be approved by their command and screened by the SARC prior to attending the course.
Mon.-Thurs., Jan. 28-31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SAPR Point of Contact (POC) Quarterly Meeting: Information and guidance to assist commands in meeting Department of Navy SAPR training requirements. Thurs., Jan. 31, 10 to 11 a.m.
Life Skills Workshops
General information: 982-3102.
Miss Fix-It, Auto 411: Familiarize yourself with your vehicle and learn how to perform basic maintenance that will save you money! Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.
Anger Management (6-part series): Practical participative class in respecting your anger as a tool, reducing the number of anger episodes and reducing the intensity of anger expressions. Must meet with instructor prior to start date. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Point Mugu.
Communication Skills: Improve relationships at home, work and play. Wed., Jan. 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Camarillo.
Goal Setting: Learn how to identify, prioritize, and achieve long- and short-term goals through planning and organizational strategies.
Wed., Jan. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Camarillo; Fri., Jan. 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Port Hueneme.
The 5 Love Languages: Learn the secret to creating a long relationship that will last a lifetime. Fri., Jan. 29, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Camarillo.
One-on-one financial counseling available. Topics include money management, home buying, car buying, retirement planning and financial planning for deployment. Call 982-3159 for appointment.
10 Ways to Save Money as a Mom: Learn ways to save as a consumer. Mon., Jan. 14, 10 to 11 a.m., Camarillo.
Command Financial Specialist Training: E6 and above, must attend all sessions. Call 805-989-1682 to register. Mon.-Fri., Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Point Mugu.
Free food distribution
Usually the third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bldg. 19, near the Pleasant Valley Gate on NBVC Port Hueneme behind Print Shop on the loading dock. Bring a laundry basket to carry your items. Food items vary from month to month. One issue per family. Bring LES; income guideline statement available at distribution site. Eligibility: Active duty E-6 and below or spouse; E-7 with two or more dependents; or a custodian of a child who is a family member of active duty personnel on deployment.
— For information, please call Sandy Lyle, command liaison, at 982-3159 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.