Bringing New Life to The Guard
What is Life Guard?
Community based workshops facilitated by volunteer staff from the Arkansas
National Guard Family Readiness Program and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare
System. Workshop participants will be introduced to life building skills through
experiential exercises, small group discussions and metaphors and analogies
which if applied are intended to enhance their military, family and daily lives.
What the Life Guard program is NOT:
Workshops are NOT briefings. You will not be asked to view a PowerPoint presentation
or listen to lectures. You will not be asked to share any personal information
about yourself or complete any psychological assessments.
Who is the program for?
All returning OEF/OIF veterans are encouraged to participate as well as their
spouses/significant others. Also veterans concerned
about fellow veterans and
family members concerned
about themselves or others they love.
What are the objectives of a Life Guard workshop?
Participants will learn how to apply workshop skills in their own lives. They
will learn how to use metaphors & analogies as memory aids and as useful
way to introduce skills to peers and others in whom they are concerned. Participants
will learn how to recognize when to introduce skills to peers and how to teach
these skills to their peers.
When and where are the workshops held?
Workshops are held at different locations throughout the state away from the
military and/or clinical setting and are scheduled to be held quarterly or
more often as requested by units. Dates and locations will be announced and
will be added to our web-site calendar of events as scheduled.
What is the cost and how do I sign up?
There is no cost for these workshops nor do you need to formally register,
simply call the state office at 800-446-4645 or 501-212-4102 and let us know
which workshop you are interested in attending.
(This is only that we may
have a number for event preparation purposes). You will not be asked to leave
your name or any other information.