On February 25, USO Warrior and Family Care, in collaboration with the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment and Battalion West is hosting its fourth annual USO Caregivers Conference at Camp Pendleton, CA. Caregivers and spouses are warmly invited to learn, share, and talk about their experience as a caregiver of a wounded, ill, or injured service member.
The conference is open to spouses and caregivers of wounded, ill or injured service members, and healthcare providers from the Camp Pendleton area. Others residing in the surrounding area are also welcome to attend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a registration fee?
Registration is complimentary.
What is the deadline to register?
Space is available on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee your spot, please register by Wednesday, February 20. We will do our best to accommodate individuals who would like to register after this date.
Who is invited to attend the conference?
Spouses, parents, caregivers, children and advocates of wounded, ill and injured service members are invited to attend. Athletes and caregivers attending the Marine Corps Trials are also welcome!
Is childcare offered?
Complimentary childcare will be provided during the conference by Marine Corps Community Services. To register for childcare, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All childcare requests must be submitted no later than Friday, February 15.
What meals will be served during the conference?
Lunch will be served along with morning and afternoon coffee breaks.
What topics will be discussed during the conference?
- What About the Kids? Raising Your Children and Teens During Transition
- Taking Care of You! Support for Kids of Injured Heroes
- Invisible Wounds: Post Traumatic Stress and TBI Recognition
- Couples Intimacy and Communication: Breaking the Barriers to a Healthy Relationship
- Confidence Boosting & Laughter – Learn to Stay Optimistic During a Difficult Time
Who will be speaking at the conference?
Guest speakers will include members of the military, wounded, ill and injured service members and their caregivers, and subject matter experts. We will continue to update the conference agenda and expect to have a final agenda soon.
For more information please contact Kristin Barry at KBarry@uso.org or 703-740-4972.
For questions related to childcare, program content and exhibitor questions, please contact Jackie Green at JGreen@uso.org or 703-908-6445.