If you are in a situation where you need assistance obtaining perspective, you can call upon the resilience trained Family Program staff!
When Would I Call a Staff Member Trained in Resilience?
You can call upon a resilience trained Family Program staff member any time you are facing a situation that has your blood pressure and heart rate above normal. What you gain from contacting a trained staff member is unbiased assistance. They will not take your side of an argument or situation, but they will also not take the opposing side. They will listen to the situation you are in and help you to determine what the underlying factors are and why they are important to you. They will also work with you to figure out a way that you can express yourself in a manner that leads to a constructive conversation. If you desire, they can also work with you to set up a time with one of our Master Resilience Trainers to help build and enhance your existing resilience skills.
Scenario of Assistance
A single Service Member who is enrolled in college and living in the dorm is having a hard time with his dorm-mate. The dorm-mate comes in late every night, turns on the main light and is very loud. This is aggravating the Service Member to no end and recently they got into an argument at 2 am. Now that the situation has escalated the Service Member is thinking about requesting to move to a different dorm room even though he really does like his dorm-mate. Before doing so, he reaches out to a Resilience Training Assistant at the Colorado National Guard Family Program. After explaining the situation and a brief conversation, the Service Member and the RTA figure out that the real issue is that the Service Member feels disrespected by his dorm-mate and respect is a major value in the life of this Service Member. Working together they come up with ways to express this to the dorm-mate and also some solutions to put into place to help the situation. The Service Member will suggest installing a battery-operated closet light near the door so the dorm-mate doesn’t have to turn on the lights when he comes home late.
Levels of Resilience Training
There are two levels of Resilience Training in Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. The Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) and the Resilience Training Assistant (RTA).
The Master Resilience Trainer has completed the RTA program and has also completed the extended training allowing the MRT to teach all sections of the Resilience program to sizeable audiences or to an individual. The MRT is also able to complete everything listed under the RTA heading.
The Resilience Training Assistant leads the small-group discussions during resilience training events. They are embedded into each Unit to provide subject-matter experts on the issue of resilience on the front-line for immediate application. Family Program staff members become RTAs to assist Service Members and Family Members with resilience issues on a daily basis.
Both of these designations will be able to help you if you are facing a situation on which you would like to get a unique perspective. If you call an RTA or MRT, they may also suggest other Family Program, government and community resources that would fit your unique situation.
Additionally the ASIST symbol indicates that the person whose contact information you are looking at has completed the ‘Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training’ course. This course gives its graduates the skills they need in order to ask the appropriate questions to determine if someone is suicidal and to assist that person in getting the help they need. Look for this logo next to your Family Assistance Specialist’s contact information to indicate that they’ve completed the ASIST course.
Click here to be connected with the Resilience Office to find an MRT to assist you.