Life Guard: Bringing New Life to the Guard. J. Vincent Roca, PhD, CAVHS Mary Sue Farmer, PhD candidate, SCMIRECC. The Team. Life Guard is a partnership among CAVHS, Arkansas National Guard, and SCMIRECC. psychology pre-doctoral interns: James Mazzone, Tim Streitwieser, & Bridget Tribout.
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J. Vincent Roca, PhD, CAVHS
Mary Sue Farmer, PhD candidate, SCMIRECC
November 2005- Returning Veterans Outreach, Education, and Care (RVOEC) RFP is submitted
March 2006 - RVOEC RFP funding approved
March 29, 2006 - Relationship between CAVHS & Arkansas National Guard’s
Family Readiness Group established.
June 2006 - RVOEC staff is hired
June 5, 2006 - Life Guard workshop is presented to Adjunct General
June 24, 2006 - 1st ‘Life Guard workshop: Community’ is presented at Malvern
Sept. 12, 2006 - Life Guard workshop is presented to Adjunct General
Chastain. He requests that Life Guard workshops be
conducted at armories.
Nov. 4, 2006 - 1st ‘Life Guard workshop: Armory’ is presented at Sheridan
Dec. 12, 2006 - SCMIRECC hosts meeting to discuss outreach to
April 2, 2007 - 1st ‘Life Guard workshop: 1st-Line Responders’ is presented at
church in Searcy.
May 8, 2007 - Life Guard workshop is presented to Adjunct General
(6) at this time, in this situation?
(2) are you willing to have that stuff, fully and without defense
(5) of your chosen values
If the answer is “yes,” that is what builds...
(4) AND do what takes you in the direction
(3) as it is, and not as what it says it is,
(1) Given a distinction between you and the stuff you are struggling with and trying to change
diagram borrowed from http://www.contextualpsychology.org
experiences we have, not actions we do.
“I would like to express my gratitude to you and your team for conducting the ‘Life Guard Training’ workshop on 03 MAR 2007 at the Clarksville armory. The presentation was professional, timely, and informative. One soldier in particular approached me after the event and stated the material was exactly what he needed. The soldier had recently, and unexpectedly, lost his wife leaving him to care for their three young children. The soldiers and families present all benefited from the interactive program.
In my experience with other post-deployment lectures and briefings, none compare to the “Life Guard Training’s” ability to capture the attention of the soldier and relate on a level that is clear, concise, and understandable. I have endorsed this program to LTC Williams as well as other commanders. I truly believe this type of program is exactly what the soldiers of my company, and other, need. Thank you again for giving up a Saturday to present the workshop to my soldiers.”