Families Overcoming Under Stress Project (FOCUS) provides resiliency training for military families. Transitions associated with the military lifestyle can bring about changes in roles and duties. Family members may take on new responsibilities, and children may have different reactions when separated from a caregiver. Many adapt well, but changes in behavior are normal and expected. Children often lack the words to express their feelings and experiences. Additionally, couples may experience some stressors that may overwhelm their ability to cope. While many couples know how to manage these challenges, some experience periods of miscommunication and stressors that can make their connection feel distant. FOCUS helps families plan for these challenges by developing a personalized toolbox of skills specifically designed to meet their needs. FOCUS uses the family training techniques to highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family and promote family growth to help address current challenges. FOCUS also provides structured activities to bridge gaps in shared family understanding that may follow stressful experiences and separations. Family members are taught skills to improve emotional regulation, problem-solving, goal-setting, and communication. FOCUS is in Little Hall, north side, second floor, 2034 Barnett Ave. For more information, call 703-784-0189.
Emmy-winning Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has signed on to headline William Francis Hoffman’s world premiere play Drift. Bobby Moresco, an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash, will direct the off-Broadway production, set to begin previews on February 29 and open on March 16 at New World Stages.Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950s, Drift is described as a hard-hitting new drama where secrets come to a head, difficult choices must be made and devastating consequences must be faced.Known for his Emmy-winning turn as Ralph Cifaretto on HBO’s The Sopranos, Pantoliano made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Johnny in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. In 2016, he made an appearance in off-Broadway’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit.In addition to Pantoliano, the cast of Drift will include Patrick Brennan (Of Mice and Men), Richard R. Henry (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Alex Mickiewicz (True West) and Griffin Osborne (The Ferryman).The production will feature scenic design by Edward T. Morris, costume design by Gina Ruiz, lighting design by Emily Clarkson, sound design by Sean Hagerty and original music by Rolfe Kent. Drift View Comments Joe Pantoliano(Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) Related Shows Star Files from $79.00 Joe Pantoliano
Loughmore Castleiney go up against Moyne Templetuohy in Castleiney at 12 as the Ragg field is unplayable. It’s West versus Mid in the County Under 21 A Hurling final this afternoon.Clonoulty Rossmore take on Thurles Sarsfields in Boherlahan at 1 o’clock.The destination of the Mid-Tipp Intermediate Football title will be decided this afternoon.