February 2022 Convening

Posted on: February 18, 2022  |  Posted in: Community Blog

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Welcome to the resource page for the San Diego Military Family Collaborative (SDMFC) Monthly Convening using Zoom for Friday, February 25th, 2022! This convening topic is focused on ¨Strengthening Communication & Relationships for Military Families.¨ 

Please sign in via our Attendance Sheet by clicking HERE


  • Rocío Herrera- SAY San Diego Dads Corps (rocio.herrera@saysandiego.org): Rocío is native to City Heights in San Diego. She graduated from Cal State University San Marcos with a Bachelors in Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies. She has 10 years of non-profit experience working with youth and families in San Diego County, primarily in the Mid-City and South Bay areas. Rocío is currently a Case Manager with Dads Corps providing support to English and Spanish-speaking parents in the community. 
  • Patricia Perez-American Red Cross (patricia.perez2@redcross.org ) Patricia Perez is a Navy veteran and currently a Regional Program Manager with the American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces department. As the program lead for Resiliency programs, she and her team are passionate to support and assist service members, veterans and their families deal with issues and various daily challenges through several stand-alone modules that build resilience and help manage stress. 


SAY San Diego Dads Corps: How often do you experience challenges with communicating with your spouse or child? Does it sometimes feel like you may be talking to the wall? Dads Corps understands the unique challenges of parenting. The Dads Corps program supports parents through their workshops dedicated to “Healthy Relationships” by sharing what healthy communication looks like offering new approaches to support parents through skill-building and offering take-home tips so that parents can forge stronger relationships with their family members.

The Dads Corps program is FREE and open to all fathers including Civilian Dads, Active Duty Dads, Veteran Dads, Dads-To-Be…and MOMS!  Dad Corps provides fathers opportunities to thrive as “Parents, Partners, and Providers.”


American Red Cross: Are you aware that the American Red Cross has programs dedicated to “Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) through their Resiliency/Reconnection Workshops?  

Whether you or a family member have recently entered the military or you are a long-time veteran, navigating the many transitions connected with military and veteran service can be hard. Reconnection Workshops aim to ease the stress that comes with these changes.

This free, confidential Red Cross program offers effective ways to work through challenges, improve wellbeing and build skills through small-group discussion and hands-on activities. Workshops help improve connections at home, at work and within communities. We invite active duty service members, members of the Reserves and National Guard, veterans and military families to participate.



(Following the event date)



For your convenience, below you will find resources and relevant links that will be referred to in this Convening. 

SDMFC Materials



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  • Feel Good Fridays: Currently on Pause
  • MTSE Action Team Meeting: March 10th, 2022 from 10:00am-11:00am (contact Danny)
  • SDMFC Members-Only Training: Online Communications & Marketing; March 22nd (tentatively); email coming to member POC’s 
  • WIWMPK Action Team Meeting: March 24th, 2022 from 12:30pm-1:30pm (confirm with Stacy Chiles- schiles@saysandiego.org 
  • WIWMPK Virtual Event: April 19th, 2022 from 5:30pm-6:0pm
  • MTSE Virtual Workshop: April 21st, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm (registration required)

*SDMFC will be using Zoom to convene these virtual meetings for the time being, where you can join us through the comfort of your webcam or phone. In order to fully participate in these virtual meetings, SDMFC recommends using a smartphone or computer to access Zoom. You are also able to participate by calling in, but will not be able to access the online materials and activities that will be presented. To utilize Zoom, you will need to do the following:

  • Call in using your phone or join using a Zoom Account on your smartphone or computer(to be able to fully participate in activities we recommend using a computer) Sign-Up for a free account using your work email: https://zoom.us/signup Tune in to SDMFC’s Facebook page for the Zoom link or copy from below!


If you require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us! To stay most updated on SDMFC news, please review the SDMFC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sdmilfam/. We will continue to share resources for the community at large including information on resources individuals can access online as well as fun family activities you may consider enjoying together.