Military Connection

Military Family & Youth Liaison Announcements:

Congratulations to the winners of our Art Contest in Honor of Month of the Military Child:

Grades Pre-k – 2nd; Nori Douglas, kindergarten, Lillian Black ES

Grades 3 – 5; Maya Thompson, 4th grade, Sherwood Park ES

Grades 6 – 8; Kacie Bishop, 6th grade, Pine Forest MS

A special thanks to all our contestants. We have several talented military-connected artists attending Cumberland County Schools.


***Many of the events listed below have been canceled or modified in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please contact the agency/organization before attending.*** 


  • The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley 

* Coping with COVID Virtual Workshop, May 26, 2:30 pm – 4 pm. In partnership with the American Red Cross, a variety of topics related to improving quality of life during the pandemic and dealing with unique stressors such as multi-tasking, sleep, finding a new normal, juggling work and family, etc. will be covered. The workshop is facilitated by a licensed behavioral health therapist. RSVP at

* Mindfulness and Meditation Virtual Series, Wednesdays at 1 pm – 2 pm. May 20 (Mindfulness and Pain), May 27 (Mindfulness and Holistic Movements. Workshops are facilitated by Hayat Hakim, the owner of Hayat Yoga Shala in Fayetteville, NC. To register go to 

All events are FREE and open to the public. 3505 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304. For more information go to Facebook @CapeFearValleyMFC or call 910-615-3714


  • U.S. Army Child & Youth Services, Fort Bragg…

* Babysitters Course: The objective of the babysitting course is to familiarize youth 13 years and older with the responsibilities of babysitting and give them the skills and techniques needed to become a competent babysitter.

— June 9-11, 2020/June 29-July 1, 2020 (Registration opens May 28th)

— July 7-9, 2020/July 28-30, 2020 (Registration opens June 25th)

–August 4-6, 2020/August 11-13, 2020 (Registration opens July 22nd)

The course will be held at the Eagle Annex Building from 0830-1630. Limited space. Youth will need to bring a lunch.

* Resilience Training: The objective of the resiliency training is to build resiliency within the youth by helping them to develop a variety of coping, problem solving, goal setting, and positive thinking skills.

–April 23, 2020 Chay Youth Center, 4 pm, Put It In Perspective

–May 19, 2020, Tolson Youth Center, 4 pm, Effective Praise & Active Constructive Responding

Contact Information: Chay Youth Center, 910-908-5011/5012 (Linden Oaks); Tolson Youth Center, 910-432-5437 (Main Post); Website,; Facebook,


  • Army Community Service (ACS) – Family Advocacy Program (January – June 2020 classes):

Separated By Duty: Maintain a Healthy Relationship Throughout Deployment Feb 5 (9 am – 12 pm), Soldier and Family Readiness Group Center, Rm #132.

– Active Parenting First Five Years (1-4 pm) May 12 & 14, (9 am – 12 pm) Jun 2 & 4.

ScreamFree Parenting (9 am – 1 pm) Apr 20, 22, & 24; May 18, 20, & 22; Jun 22, 24, & 26.

Positive Discipline (9 am – 12 pm) May 19 & 21, (1-4 pm) Jun 9 & 11.

Active Parenting of Teens (9 am – 12 pm) May 5 & 7.

Co-Parenting (1-4 pm) May 5 & 7, (9 am – 12 pm) Jun 16 & 18.

Anger Management (9 am – 1 pm) May 6, Jun 3.

Couples Communication (9 am – 4 pm) May 28, Jun 25.

–  Living With Anger (9 am – 12 pm) May 14.

Stress Management (9-11 am) Jun 11.

Call (910) 396-5521 to register for classes


  • USO of North Carolina

Sandhills Coffee Chat (May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6), 10 am USO of North Carolina, Fort Bragg Center, Bldg. 4-2843, Normandy Drive, Fort Bragg, NC 28310. Community Connections Coffee Chats are a monthly program made possible by Community Coffee, for military spouses offered by USO of North Carolina.

To participate in these events, please go to and register.


  • The Armed Services YMCA Food Pantry is open Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, to any active duty military member, military spouse, or veteran in need. Donated items can be dropped off at the North Commissary. Donation bins are located just beyond the checkout. You can also donate money upon checkout which will be used to purchase non-perishable items. The ASYMCA is located in building 2-2411, Jackson & Woodruff Street (next to Bragg n Barn Thrift Shop).



  • Military OneSource – Military & Family Life Counseling. “Video and Telephone Counseling Now Available!” Free and confidential non-medical counseling is available to service members, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians, their families and survivors. To schedule an appointment with a Military and Family Life Counselor, contact Natasha Moore, LCSW at 910.391.8184. Military OneSource can be reached 24/7 at 800.342.9647 or visit




Published by Shirley Carter on April 21, 2020

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