To encourage healthy coping skills, Your Emotional Ruck workshops are hosted for military spouses and along with virtual lunch-and-learns for university students connected to the military.
The term “ruck” comes from the military, when a service member carries a ruck, or backpack, weighing about 50-70 pounds on a long march, hike, or deployment. During Your Emotional Ruck programming, the ruck represents the unique, emotional weight carried by a military spouse or family member that often differs from their civilian counterparts.
To encourage healthy coping skills, SAFE Project partners with a Marine Corps veteran and military spouse to host Your Emotional Ruck workshops for military spouses and virtual lunch-and-learns for university students connected to the military.
The full, eight-hour-long Your Emotional Ruck workshops use an evidence-based approach to identify and address risk and protective factors as a military spouse. The free, one-hour, virtual lunch and learns for university students and personnel address the unique stressors faced by former military members while offering skill-building and solutions to manage them.
Interested in scheduling a Your Emotional Ruck workshop or lunch and learn?