Suicide Prevention Training
A series of suicide prevention training courses tailored to primary care providers (PCP) is being sponsored by Navy behavioral health leadership in accordance with existing tri-service suicide prevention programs. They are designed to address and minimize suicide risk factors while strengthening associated protective factors. A 90-minute course will be offered at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium to train PCPs on how to incorporate suicide risk assessments into office visits and how to establish a safety plan. To register for the training, send an email to suicidepreventionnavy.mil that includes class preference (WRNMMC-B, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.); full name (first, middle initial, last); service affiliation with rate/rank; command/facility where you are assigned.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Prostate Cancer Support Group's next quarterly meeting is Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the River Conference Room on the third floor of the America building. Dr. Nancy Dawson, director of clinical research, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, will discuss "Dealing with Advanced Prostate Cancer." For more information, contact Vin McDonald at 703- 643-2658 or vpmjamaol.com.
Education Services Workshops
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) in Building 11 is hosting the upcoming workshops: Assertive Communication on Aug. 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in classroom 158; and How to De-Junk Your Life on Aug. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in classroom 111. The workshops are open to all military members, retirees, Guards, Reservists, their spouses, Department of Defense civilians and contractors. To register, call the FFSC at 301-319-4087, or email ffscmed.navy.mil using the respective subject line: communication and de-junk life.
Upcoming Lean Six Sigma Courses
Lean Six Sigma courses are scheduled over the next several months at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The Green Belt Course for Lean Six Sigma is scheduled for August 6-8, and Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The five-day course is worth 40 Continuing Education Units (CEU)/Continuing Medical Education (CME), and open to all military and civilian WRNMMC employees. For more information, contact Lt. John Gardner, a National Capital Area Regional Black Belt, at john.gardner2med.navy.mil or (301) 295-2037.
“The Anatomy of Sports”
Specialists and athletes will discuss tips and techniques to improve performance while preventing injuries during a presentation on Aug. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Health and Medicine on Linden Lane at the Fort Detrick (Md.) Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring. Attendees will also be able to watch medical illustrators paint on athletes' bodies to reveal key muscles and bones structures. Featured will be an anatomical art demonstration that will illustrate how a horse and rider's bodies must work in tandem to achieve maximum performance. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (301) 319-3303 or e-mail medicalmuseumamedd.army.mil.
Scream Free Parenting Group
The Scream Free Parenting Group meets each Wednesday through Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Building 11 (check in room 109). Classes focus on ways to reduce parental stress and effective, positive ways to interact with your children. Techniques will be taught in how to discipline without yelling, communicating positively, and promoting cooperative behavior in children ages 3 to 18. The group is open to all active duty, spouses, Reservists, Guards, civilians and retirees. To register, call the FFSC at (301) 319-4087 or e-mail ffscmed.navy.mil.
Free financial coaching for all service members, federal employees, contractors, and family member is available at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) in Building 11. Help is available to analyze your credit report or credit scores; discuss retirement (Thrift Savings Plan) options; create a budget, and more. For more information, call (301) 319-4087, or e-mail ffscmed.navy.mil.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets Monday (except for the first Monday of the month), Wednesday and Friday from noon to 12:50 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Building 8, Rm. 2230 (Chaplain’s Conference Room). For more information, call (301) 503-1210.
Navy College Tuition Assistance Briefs
Sailors may now attend either the 7 a.m. or noon Navy College Tuition Assistance brief every
Wednesday in Building 17, Suite 2D, Navy College Classroom. For more information, call the Navy College at (301) 295-2014.