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Family Life Education


Area Orientation Brief and Intercultural Relations Class (AOB/ICR) 

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun, kanji, yen and bowing. The combined class is offered weekly, and is required for all incoming military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and adult family members. Representatives from around the base will talk about the unique policies, procedures, and benefits associated with living and driving in Japan. Local experts will discuss cultural issues and supplemental information in adjusting to Japanese home, food and language.

Personal Financial Management (PFM)

The Navy Personal Financial Management (PFM) Education Program was established to combat financial mismanagement and provide proactive training to sailors and their families to promote financial readiness. The program offers workshops such as Car Buying, Consumer Awareness, Money Management, Home Buying, Basic Budgeting, Saving & Investing, and Million Dollar Sailor. PFM also trains the Command Financial Specialists and provides budget counseling and consultation. 

Life Skills Workshop

Life Skills Workshops are designed to help the military family learn to competently and confidently manage their Navy lifestyle. To accomplish this Fleet and Family Support Center offers such classes as Communication, Anger, Stress and Assertiveness (CASA); Elements of Successful Parenting (ESP), Pre Marriage Seminar, English as a Second Language, Japanese Spouse Group, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Time Management, Decision Making and Child/Spouse Abuse Awareness and Prevention.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) 

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides service members leaving the Navy with the knowledge necessary to ensure a smooth transition when they return to civilian life. The primary TAP classes are Managing Your Transition for pre-retirees, Managing Your Transition for separatees, and Career Options and Navy Skills Evaluation Program (CONSEP). A VA benefits briefing is presented by VA Representative at the TAP class. 

Family Readiness Group (FRG)

The Family Readiness Group provides opportunities for spouses to gather and discuss the challenges facing families during deployment in Yokosuka as well as share ideas and ask questions of other groups.  FFSC provides training to command leadership relative to management of FRG’s.

Employment Assistance

The Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) assist military families in developing and improving their careers while sharing in their Navy spouse’s mobile lifestyle. The Work and Family Life (WFL) Consultant provides individual career counseling and guidance to assist families in making sound career choices. The WFL Consultant reviews job applications, critiques resumes, and provides informational counseling. The Employment Assistance offers basic workshops such as Employment Overview, Government Employment Tips, Getting Started Teaching English, English Teacher’s Networking Group, Effective Resume Writing, Interview Techniques, Volunteer Opportunities, and Self Paced Computer Tutorial Program.

Relocation Assistance Program (RAP)

The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) provides services to make the moving process run as smoothly as possible for you and your family. In addition, RAP provides global web-based area information for almost all PCS duty locations. RAP offers classes such as the PCS Workshop, Sponsor and Sponsor Coordinator Training, Culture Shock, Youth Intercultural Relations Program and Welcome Aboard Packages.

Individual Augmentee (IA)

The Individual Augmentee Program prepares service members and their families for the rapid movement of individual deployments. The Fleet and Family Support Center offers a variety of services in support of individual augmentees (IAs) and their families such as Post and Pre deployment briefs, IA Spouse Support Group and individual counseling with an IA Education Services Facilitator.

Modeling Fair 

FFSC’s semi-annual Modeling Fair provides a venue in which military families can register with local modeling agencies free of charge and gain access to various modeling agencies from the Tokyo area. This brings the community off base employment opportunities which are usually very limited. 

Clinical Counseling

Clinical counseling services are provided at FFSC to help meet the emotional needs of service members and their families. Brief, solution-focused counseling is offered for individuals, couples, families, and groups to address issues such as intimate partner conflicts, parent-child conflicts and occupational stress. The intent of the counseling is to promote personal and family readiness, and to explore solutions to problems encountered in living the military lifestyle.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

Family Advocacy services provide a continuous effort to reduce and eliminate child and domestic abuse. The goal of the Family Advocacy Program is to stop abusive behavior that occurs between intimate partners or within families through identification, awareness, intervention, and treatment. Prevention and intervention services include Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Awareness training, Family Advocacy case management, and focused counseling for individuals and groups.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program focuses on preventing sexual assault, improving a victim’s access to service, and increasing the frequency and quality of information provided to the victim regarding all aspects of his or her. SAPR provides Victim Advocate initial and refresher training, command sexual assault awareness and prevention training, ongoing victim response case management and coordination of a 24/7 SAPR Victim Advocate watch bill for immediate response to reported sexual assaults.

Watch phone number: 090-8046-5783

The New Parent Support Program (NPS)

The Navy’s Family Advocacy Program (FAP) established the Navy New Parent Support (NPS) program in 1990 as its primary child abuse prevention initiative. The Navy NPS program is an early intervention home visitation program designed to promote health family functioning, child development, positive parent-child interactions and to provide advocacy and referral to other services. The New Parent Support Program provides classes such as Boot Camp for New Dads, Baby Basics, Basic Breastfeeding, Infant Massage and Labor and You. 

Click here for class schedules or please call DSN 243 3372/6716 or commercial 046-816-3372/6716 or email

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