The following classes and activities are offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and are free of charge.

Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-Noon Banking and Financial Services, BLDG 1, RM 702

Financial institutions offer a wide array of products and services to meet your needs. From basic checking accounts to complex investments and loans, today’s financial institutions have it all. This program will help you understand all the products and services available.

Aug. 9, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Fundamentals of LinkedIn. BLDG 1, RM 1616

LinkedIn is the professional network where you find contacts and they can find you. This course helps you create your own strategies and implement tactics to grow your network, improve individual relationships and share your brand appropriately.

Aug. 13-17, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transition GPS Separatee Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616

The class is designed for military personnel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separating from completion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process.

Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Understanding Anger, BLDG 1, RM 702

Participants learn the skills to take control of their anger and direct it in ways that will make them more effective and productive at work and at home.

Aug. 14, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. EFMP Support Group, BLDG 1, RM 607

Would you like general information about the EFM program and its benefits? Are you interested in learning about local community resources for special needs families? Would you like to connect with other special needs families? Are you looking for a comfortable environment to share resources and experiences with other special needs families?

Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-Noon Money and Move, BLDG 1, FFSC

Transfers are a fact of life for most military service members and their families. This workshop will help you prepare financially for an upcoming move due to a transfer to a new duty station or a transition out of the military.

Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-Noon What About the Kids, BLDG 1, RM 702

The purpose of this program is to educate parents on the effects of domestic violence on children as encompassing behavior, emotion, development and socialization.

Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stress Management, BLDG 1, RM 702

Participants learn how to identify stress and its causes, how to identify problems associated with prolonged stress, and participants also learn positive ways to deal with stress.

Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Expectant Parents Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 702

Expecting a new baby can be a worrying time for expectant parents! You need to know what to expect with a new baby. Join us to meet and gain support from others and exchange new ideas.

Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Move.mil Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616

All military service members or military spouses in receipt of PCS, Separation, Retirement or Change of Homeport Certificate orders are encouraged to attend. Please bring a copy of your PCS orders, House Hold Goods power of attorney, and know the dates you want to request for your Pack-up/Pick-up.

Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-Noon Capstone Event (All Pay Grades), BLDG 1, RM 1616

The final component of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS). During Capstone, Individual Transition Plans (ITP) are reviewed and the completion of CRS is verified and recorded on the ITP checklist (DD Form 2958).

Aug. 27-31, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Transition GPS Separatee/Retiree Workshop, BLDG 1, RM 1616

The class is designed for military personnel who are within 24 months of retiring or 90-180 days of separating from completion of military services. It helps Service members understand the overall Transition GPS program, the requirements to meet Career Readiness Standards, and to identify common issues Service members and their families experience during the transition process.

Aug. 27, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. IA Family Connection Group, USO, Mayport RD

Open discussions where spouses and family members can ask questions and connect with other family members of deployed IA service members. This group meets once a month and child care is provided for free!

Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Car Buying Strategies, ATG Auditorium

Feel like a winner after the purchase of your next car by developing the knowledge and skills that will empower you to research the purchase, ask the right questions during the sale, and practice negotiation techniques to get a great deal. Make your dream car a reality!