The Community Counseling Program is designed to provide general counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups to promote Marines, Sailors, and their families' well-being. Our clinicians provide non-medical counseling that is supportive in nature and works to address general conditions of living, life skills, improving relationships at home and work, stress management, adjustment issues, relationship problems, parenting issues, and grief loss. In certain circumstances, the Family Advocacy Program or Substance Abuse Counselor may be an alternative referral.
Family Advocacy is designed to assist families experiencing the trauma of abuse. Counselors are trained in domestic violence dynamics to assist in protecting victims and support families in need of assistance. The Family Advocacy Program focuses on helping families and individuals empower themselves to make positive changes in their lives to preserve the family unit. Family Advocacy provides clinical assessment, treatment, and support services for military members and their families involved in domestic abuse incidents.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
24/7 FAP VA Helpline
To make a report Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, please call Behavioral Health Programs and ask to speak to a FAP.
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) comprises a professional team of nurses and clinicians who provide supportive and caring services to expectant mothers and fathers and families with children under the age of 5. The NPSP is designed to be a reliable resource of information and answers for moms and dads. We offer free home visitations, classes, and groups to promote positive parent-child bonding and attachment and balance family and military life.
Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are licensed clinical counselors available to provide non-medical counseling services addressing marriage and relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and daily life concerns for service members and their families. These services are free, anonymous, and confidential. MFLCs offer short-term, problem-solving techniques and are flexible with after-hours, weekend, and holiday availability. You can meet with MFLCs anywhere on or off base, except for your home.
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Prevention consists of the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP) and the Alcohol Abuse Prevention Specialists (AAPS). Together, they use evidence-informed approaches to address substance abuse issues throughout MCAS Iwakuni. They also operate in tandem assisting unit Substance Abuse Control Officer’s (SACO’s) and Alcohol Screening Program Coordinators (ASPC’s) with the Marine Corp’s urinalysis and breathalyzer programs. Some of the many services provided by this team are as follows:
Command Substance Abuse Prevention Planning
Illicit Substance Abuse Education
Alcohol Abuse Education
Safety Stand Down periods of instruction
Monthly substance abuse informational booths
Collaborations with on-base and off-base community providers
PFL 4.5 is a half-day, early intervention course offered by certified PFL trainers. PFL 4.5 is a valuable tool for commanders to use with their units when there is concern about higher-risk substance misuse behaviors. This curriculum enables Commanding Officers to employ interactive substance abuse training at the unit level with certified PFL trainers from the SAP. If you are concerned about your unit due to an increase in substance misuse behaviors and trends, then please contact us to schedule a class. We will come to you!
The PRIME for Life (PFL) 16.0 training course, also offered by our certified PFL trainers, is a two-day, 16-hour evidence-based substance abuse prevention/education course designed to encourage participants to enhance behavioral motivation change around the use of alcohol and drugs. PFL 16.0 is different from the PFL 4.5 course. It is designed for individuals who are actively making high-risk choices and have been assessed by the Substance Abuse Program (SAP) due to an alcohol-related incident (ARI).
Level 1 Outpatient Group Services (OP) - This service is offered to clients who have been assessed with a substance use disorder of mild severity. Services typically last six weeks, 2x a week, on Monday and Thursday at 9:30-11 AM. The curriculum includes Living in Balance and Prime Solutions.
Level 2 Intensive Outpatient Group Services (IOP) - This service is provided to individuals who have been assessed with a substance use disorder of moderate severity. Group services for IOP typically last six weeks, 2x a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8 - 11 AM.
Higher Levels of Care If you have developed a severe substance use disorder or have co-occurring mental health needs, SAP can facilitate placement in a more intensive outpatient or residential program. The counselor will work with the individual and command to coordinate an individualized transition plan.
Aftercare services are offered for those who have completed either OP, IOP, or returning from a higher level of care and are ready to step down to a supportive aftercare group.