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In this issue you will find: ~Easy Ways to Stay Fit ~Operation Kids on Guard 2014 Events ~Employment Initiatives in 1919 ~The Nitty-Gritty Guide for Family Readiness Groups

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<ul><li><p>NCNG FAMILY PROGRAMS, VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3, MARCH 2014</p><p>Family Matters</p><p>Easy Ways to Stay Fit a 28-Day Challenge</p><p>O P E R A T I O N K I D S O N G U A R D</p><p>THE NITTY-GRITTY GUIDEFOR FAMILY READINESS GROUPS</p><p>BACK IN TIMEEMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES IN 1919</p><p>SUMMER JOBSTIPS FOR JOB SEEKING TEENS</p><p>SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW TO </p><p>LIKE NCNGFAMILY</p></li><li><p>04 Liveourvalues,StepuptoStopSexualAssaultSexual Assault Awareness Month: In the United States April marks Sexual </p><p>Assault </p><p>05 KidsonGuardSign up for an event near you. </p><p>06 StayintheGame!Guard your health tips for a healthier you.</p><p>08 ConnectingSocialMedia&amp;VolunteeringMarch Webinars for Volunteers </p><p>09 Nitty-GrittyGuideforFamilyReadinessGroupsIt is more important than ever that Family Readiness Groups stay Active and </p><p>Ready for whatever comes their way! So, how do you do this? </p><p>10 BackinTimeMonths after the declaration of the end of World War 1, employment was a </p><p>concern for the Servicemembers returning home. In the Start and Stripes May </p><p>9, 1919 edition the following was printed regarding instructions and initiatives </p><p>for employment. ~ NCNG Family Programs</p><p>11 FamilyReadinessGroupsQuiz yourself. Find out if your FRG reaching its full potential. </p><p>12 TaxesTaxes resources for Servicemembers and their dependants.</p><p>13 UpcomingEventsCheck it out!</p><p>Page 10</p><p>Contents</p><p>On the Cover : Graphic by NCNG Family Programs</p><p>Do you have a photo that would be great on the Cover of Family Matters? E-mail a photo you have permissions for to ncngfamilyprograms@gmail.com with a description of the photo and who took the picture. </p><p>BackinTime</p><p>Page 04</p><p>Page 06</p><p>Connecting &amp; Social Volunteering page 8</p><p>This April, Show Your Support See Page 4</p></li><li><p>NC National Guard and Families </p><p>First line of Defense </p><p>Call the Behavioral Health </p><p>At </p><p>1-855-322-3848</p><p>Hello Everyone,</p><p>We hope that your year is going well. We are certainly moving along as quickly as ever.</p><p>Family Programs is in full-swing with upcoming events throughout the State.</p><p> While we like to highlight the national programs that are available for Military Families, we want to make sure that you are taking full advantage of our in-house programs.</p><p> Remember that free legal assistance is available to you on a variety of subjects. We also have tax services this year, that are also free of charge. Read through to find out the dates, </p><p>hours, and how to schedule an appointment.</p><p> Be sure to take a look inside, also, for our upcoming Military Kids events. Our Child &amp; Youth Program has announced many up-</p><p>coming opportunities, from Kids on Guard to Operation Purple Camps, and more.</p><p> With upcoming Military Recognition Holidays, like Month of the Military Child and Volunteer Appreciation in April, and Military Family Month in May, be sure that you follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will have lots coming up, and this is a great place to keep you informed. Plus, we sometimes learn about free tickets to games, in honor of you. And, we want you to take advantage of it.</p><p> As warmer temperatures come along, we hope youll get a chance to enjoy the weather perhaps, take a walk with your family or enjoy one of our many trails here in North Carolina. And, distress and rejuvenate yourself. March Madness gives us basketball fans here in the State lots of opportunities to gather with family and friends for game time, laughter and friendly rivalry.</p><p>Thank you for all you do,Diane Coffill</p><p>MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR</p><p>FAMILY MATTERSMarch 2014</p><p>Diane Coff i l lS tate Fami ly Program Director</p><p>diane. l .coff i l l . c iv@mai l .mi l(919) 664-6324</p><p>Master Sgt . Ramona ScottFami ly Programs Specia l is t</p><p>ramona.k.scott .mi l@mai l .mi l(919) 664-6000 Ext . 47005</p><p>Staff Sgt . Tammy FowlerFami ly Programs Assistant</p><p>tammy. l . fowler.mi l@mai l .mi l(919) 664-6000 Ext 46876</p><p>Lana GreerState FAC Coordinator</p><p>lana.m.greer.ct r@mai l .mi l(800) 621-4136 Ext . 11667</p><p>Terry HendersonAirman &amp; Fami ly Readiness Program Mgr.</p><p>terry.henderson@ang.af .mi l(704) 398-4949</p><p>Al ice DeanLead Chi ld &amp; Youth Program Coordinator</p><p>a l ice.c .dean.ctr@mai l .mi l(800)621-4136 Ext 12183</p><p>Kr ist i WagnerChi ld &amp; Youth Program Coordinator</p><p>kr ist i . l .wagner4.ct r@mai l .mi l(800) 621-4136 Ext . 12023</p><p>Lynn Al l red Chi ld &amp; Youth Program Specia l is t</p><p>Lynn.h.a l l red2.ct r@mai l .mi l , Ext . 12181</p><p>Judy RichardsonSenior FRSA</p><p>judi th. r. r ichardson.ctr@mai l .mi l(800) 621-4136 Ext . 11346</p><p>Angelena DockeryMarket ing &amp; Communicat ions Manager</p><p>sal l ie .a .dockery.ct r@mai l .mi l(919) 485-9570</p><p>Kathryn Jarv isMarket ing &amp; Communicat ions Manager</p><p>kathryn.a. jarv is .ct r@mai l .mi l(919) 485-9571</p><p>About Our Fami ly Our Fami ly was created to provide </p><p>Serv icemembers and Fami l ies the most up-to-date informat ion and serv ices avai lable . </p><p>I f you would l ike to contr ibute to future issues, or i f you have suggest ions and comments, p lease contact the NCNG </p><p>Fami ly Programs Market ing and Communicat ions Department </p><p>personnel , Angelena Dockery or Kathryn Jarv is , at </p><p>ncngfami lyprograms@gmai l .com. E-Vers ions of </p><p>Fami ly Matters can be downloaded at the NCNG Fami ly Programs web page at</p><p> www.nc.ngb.army.mi l/ss/ fp.</p><p>References in th is newsletter to any speci f ic commercia l products , processes, serv ices, or the use of any t rade, f i rm, </p><p>or corporat ion name does not const i tute endorsement, recommendat ion, or favor ing </p><p>by NCNG Fami ly Programs. </p><p>M a r c h 2 0 1 4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s 3</p></li><li><p>The North Carolina National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) has </p><p>continued to support the DoD theme and Commanders intent to develop and implement training, enforce </p><p>policy, and enhance victim support to improve system accountability. SAAM projects and events help to reduce obstacles to reporting sexual assaults and </p><p>educates our force about what is myth and what is fact regarding sexual violence in our community. SAAM </p><p>Events to be announced in next months issue.</p><p>Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual AssaultWe need cultural change where every Service member is treated with dignity and respect, where all allegations of inappropriate behavior are treated with seriousness, where victims' privacy is protected, where bystanders are motivated to intervene, and where offenders know that they will be held accountable by strong and effective systems of justice.</p><p>-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel</p><p> Live our Values: Every Service member, at every level in our military, must adhere to and internalize Service values and standards of behavior. Underpinning our entire program is the need for every Service member from new recruit to General Officer to live the core values of our profession: integrity, trust, dignity, respect, fidelity, and courage. We continue to strive for an environment where pro-fessional values, team commitment, and respect define </p><p>how we treat one another at every command, workplace, and throughout our military community. Step up: Our entire DoD community has a critical role in preventing and responding to sexual assault and must intervene to reduce risk, stop inappropriate behavior, and report crimes Bystander intervention is vital in helping to stop unsafe behavior. Service members decision to act could prevent a sexual assault.</p><p> Stop Sexual Assault: Our aim is to reduce, with a goal to eliminate, the crime of sexual assault from the Armed Forces. In order to prevent sexual assault, every member of the DoD Community must be committed to advancing an environ-ment where sexist behaviors, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are not tolerated, condoned, or ignored. Sexual assault is not only inappropriate behavior, it is criminal behavior.</p><p>About Sexual Assault Awareness Month: In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The Teal Ribbon is displayed or worn to help raise awareness about SAAM and show your support. </p><p>About the Teal ribbon: In 2001, the NSVRC conducted a brief survey on the issues of color and symbol, and discovered that teal was the color most often used and preferred for SAAM. On the subject of symbol, about half of the respondents preferred the use of a ribbon to anything else.</p><p>Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April! Display with your free teal ribbon download at www.nsvrc.org/saam </p><p>SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM REPORT PROCESS</p><p>If You Are the VictimVictim Reports To:</p><p>Law Enforcement, Chain of Command or other Military Member</p><p>Victim Reports To:Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA), Chaplain, or Healthcare </p><p>Provider</p><p>UNRESTRICTED REPORT</p><p>Local Law Enforcement, Military Policy (MP), Criminal </p><p>Investigation Department (CID) or NGB Office of Complex </p><p>Investigations (OCI) Notified and Investigation Started</p><p>JFHQ SARC and MSC SARC Notified and victim </p><p>advocate (VA) assigned</p><p>VA provides crisis intervention, non-clinical support, and an </p><p>explanation of reporting options and available resources</p><p>VA provides crisis intervention, non-clinical support, and an </p><p>explanation of reporting options and available resources</p><p>UNRESTRICTED REPORT RESTRICTED REPORT</p><p>Medical Care and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)</p><p>Medical Care and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)</p><p>VA provides ongoing survivor advocacy and non-clinical support</p><p>JFHQ SARC notifies TAG and MSC CDR with non-identifying </p><p>information and provides monthly updates during SAPRC meeting. </p><p>VA provides ongoing survivor advocacy and non-clinical support</p><p>Survivor receives monthly updates on case/investigation, crime </p><p>victims rights and resources and ongoing advocacy</p><p>At any time, the survivor may switch a Restricted Report to an Unrestricted Report triggering </p><p>an investigation.</p><p>AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND ADVOCACY</p><p>MedicalCare and treatmentSexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) KitMental HealthCounselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, PsychiatristsSpiritualChaplainsLegalVictim Witness Assistance Personnel (Unrestricted Only)Legal Assistance Attorney</p><p>NOTE: References for these steps are based on </p><p>DoD Directive 6495.01; DoD Instructions 6495.02; Army </p><p>Regulation 600-20, Chapter 8; TAG Policies and Procedures and </p><p>AFI 36-6001. </p><p>JFHQ SARC and MSC SARC Notified and victim </p><p>advocate (VA) assigned</p><p>Local Law Enforcement, Military Policy (MP), Criminal </p><p>Investigation Department (CID) or NGB Office of Complex </p><p>Investigations (OCI) Notified and Investigation Started</p><p>What can we do during April? We should offer messages and activities that reinforce our personal and unit commitments to the elimination of the crime of sexual assault in the military.</p><p>JFHQ-NC SARCSSG KRISTIAN S. HAll, SARC </p><p>Cell: 919-410-1960 /OFFICe: (800) 621-4136 exT. 46909; KRISTIAN.S.HAll.MIl@MAIl.MIl</p><p>4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s M a r c h 2 0 1 4</p></li><li><p>About Sexual Assault Awareness Month: In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The Teal Ribbon is displayed or worn to help raise awareness about SAAM and show your support. </p><p>About the Teal ribbon: In 2001, the NSVRC conducted a brief survey on the issues of color and symbol, and discovered that teal was the color most often used and preferred for SAAM. On the subject of symbol, about half of the respondents preferred the use of a ribbon to anything else.</p><p>Show your support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April! Display with your free teal ribbon download at www.nsvrc.org/saam Introducing ThE OnE&amp;Only</p><p>Kids On GuardOperation</p><p>Contact Kristi WagnerChild &amp; Youth Program CoordinatorKristi.l.Wagner4.Ctr@mail.mil800-621-4136 ext 14761</p><p>Or aliCe dean, lead Child &amp; Youth Program CoordinatoraliCe.C.dean.Ctr@mail.mil800-621-4136 ext 12183For more information or to Pre-register for an event.</p><p>Sign up on JSS www.jointservicessupport.org to receive email notifications of KOG and other Youth events, our public website www.nc.ngb.army.mil , Facebook search NCNGFP, or follow us on Twitter @ncngfamily.</p><p>April 5, 2014 -Saturday, ages 8-16Tryon Palace, 529 South Front St., New Bern, NC 28562</p><p>May 17, 2014 -Saturday, ages 6-12Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Dr., GBoro, NC 27455</p><p>July 26, 2014 -Saturday, ages 1-4 w/adult &amp; ages 5-14Morrisville Armory, 2025 National Guard Dr., Morrisville, NC 28560</p><p>September 26-28, 2014 - Friday-Sunday, ages 8-16Camp Butner Training Center, 539 Roberts Chapel Rd., Stem, NC </p><p>Join More -Upcoming-Events in the North Eastern Area Charlotte Area, and Western NC Area-</p><p>SuperTastic FunM a r c h 2 0 1 4 F a m i l y M a t t e r s 5</p></li><li><p>Heres some tips we found online fromguardourhealth.com to help you</p><p>STAY IN THE GAME.</p><p>12 Ridiciously Simple Ways to Combat </p><p>Stress, Illness, and Aging</p><p>When most people think of getting healthy, they think of running a marathon, hitting the gym five days a week, or giving up all carbs and sweets in lieu of meals filled with fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. While these are great ambitions to have, improving your health doesnt have to involve such drastic shifts. And in many cases, setting such lofty goals can set you up for failure before you even get started. </p><p>If you arent anywhere close to running a marathon or finding time in your schedule for daily trips to the gym, this doesnt mean you have to resign to poor health. Instead, focus on what you CAN do at this very moment by starting with these twelve simple techniques that are so easy anyone (yes, even you!) can do them:</p><p>1.STOP MULTI-TASKINGPeople who eat in front of the TV eat up to 40% more AND enjoy it less. At work, heavy multi-taskers experience a 40 percent decrease in productivity, take 50 percent longer to complete a task, and make up to 50 percent more errors.</p><p>Where to start: Eat one meal per day without multi-tasking, turning off all electronics and concentrating on chewing each bite slowly and completely.</p><p>2. SPEND TIME OUTSIDEWhy? Spending time outdoors, even as little as ten minutes a day, is linked to a variety of health benefits, including en-hanced mood, reduced stress, faster healing, and improved concentration. So slap on the sunscreen and take a short break outside.</p><p>Where to start: Set alarms to remind yourself to take a 10-minute break three times a day. At every alarm, go outside and take 100 steps.</p><p>3. CARE FOR YOUR TEETHWhy? Brushing your teeth regularly could help protect against heart disease, respiratory infections, erectile dysfunction, and other serious conditions linked to bacteria that can build up in your mouth without proper dental care. </p><p>4. GET ORGANIZEDWhy? Mess leads to stress. Living with clutter has been linked to over-eating. Clutter also reduces productiv-ity and increases the level of cortisol, AKA the stress hormone in your body.</p><p>5. WASH YOUR HANDSWhy? In an analysis of 390 cellphones, 16 percent were contaminated with E. coli, likely transferred by dirty hands. In another study, hand hygiene education and soap prevented 50% of cases...</p></li></ul>