CREDO provides an assortment of opportunities to sea service personnel and their families. CREDO's goal is to help enrich and strengthen people’s lives. Join the many who have reaped significant benefits from attending a CREDO retreat.
CREDO provides a FREE weekend away within a positive, safe, and supportive environment to:
Who can attend?
Active duty, retired and Reserve Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard personnel, DoD civilian employees, as well as family members with appropriate ID cards, 18 years or older, are eligible to attend.
The Marriage Retreats utilize the PREP, PAIRS, Gottman, and iRelate teaching platforms, which are research based curriculums designed to help couples learn essential skills for enhanced communication, self-worth, empathy, emotional expression, and healthy conflict resolution that are proven to enrich longevity, and relationship satisfaction. Over the course of an intensive weekend, couples will have an opportunity to put the training into practice, as well as having plenty of one-on-one time with each other. CREDO programs are traditionally 48 hours in length held on Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. The retreats are free to those who attend. All events require advance registration. Space is limited.
*Couples are allowed to attend one retreat per fiscal year. If additional retreats are requested, repeat couples will be placed on a waitlist status and allowed to attend if space is available. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.*
PGR’s are 1-2 day retreats utilizing group interaction and discussions where participants are able to identify issues and problems affecting them so they can self-reflect on ways to improve professionally and personally. This reflection allows for the process of change to occur and helps to facilitate character development. This event uses various multi-media clips and small group discussion to help facilitate a deeper understanding of self and interaction with others.
This relationship enriching event for the family is designed to assist couples in fostering a positive parenting mind-set. Participants on the retreat will find a wealth of practical ideas and tips on parenting issues and practices. Key parenting principles will be discussed along with suggestions on how to balance time between work and home. This retreat is for the whole family. Children must be ages 5 and older in order to attend, due to nature of the retreat experience.
One-Day workshops provide many of the same benefits as the weekend retreats, just in a condensed presentation to allow busy couples who may not be able to get away for a weekend an opportunity to tune up their marriage. One-Day workshops may cover specific topics, or books proven to increase marital satisfaction, and improve marriage longevity.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.
ASIST participants will learn to: