Army Family Team Building Training
Story by: AFTB Staff
The Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Training Program is designed and delivered by Family Member volunteers to help new military Family Members transition and adjust to the military lifestyle.
Level I classes, the backbone of the Army Family Team Building program teaches simple, basic skills that are guaranteed to improve the quality of life for the new military Family Member.
Level II is designed for those who have five to ten years of experience as military Family Members and specifically for individuals who are interested in gaining or enhancing leadership skills. Courses that enhance their personal relationships, develop leadership skills, deal with crisis and conflict management, and improve communication skills comprise the core of Level II classes.
Level III classes are for the more "seasoned" Family Members with more than a few years of experience in the military community and those who seek to maintain and enhance current skills as well as develop advanced leadership abilities. Classes in this level develop presentations and workshops and work on problem solving. One class takes a look at the big picture of the Army and how politics affects the military. Classes in all three levels are designed to encourage the development of mentor relationships and enhance networking opportunities.
Skills taught in Levels I, II and III are by no means limited to the military environment but can be used in other areas of their life and there is something for everyone to learn in each of them. When and where a Family Member enters into the training is based on their experience or choice of course enrollment, not the rank or grade of the sponsor.
An informed, empowered family allows the soldier to concentrate their efforts and focus on the mission, feeling confident and secure that their Family is better prepared for the challenges of military living.
After Army Family Team Building training, we hope our Family Members are less frustrated and more knowledgeable and accepting of the military, the military culture, the military lifestyle and the demands the military places upon the Family.
Army Family Team Building courses are progressive and sequential and are designed to be taught by Family Member Volunteers. Volunteer instructors are taught how to develop lesson plans and learning objectives, and are provided tips for effective public speaking, group dynamics and facilitation skills. All training materials are provided free. Childcare reimbursement is provided for all volunteer instructors during the initial training, as well as, when they present classes.
Family Members asked for a standardized, structured training program designed especially for them; they developed it and they wrote it. The volunteer Family Members who help other military members express the "heart" of Army Family Team Building.
Army Community Service
Army Family Team Building
7264 Normandy Drive
Fort Riley, Kansas 66442
785-239-9435 DSN (856)