MFLN "Network News" – February 2016

Greetings from the Military Families Learning Network!

We are pleased to offer a new “what’s happening” letter to our regular update on our educational programs. As I thought about what to share this month, it occurred to me that over the past few weeks I’ve heard several news reports about large, national foundations and other organizations continuing or even starting new efforts to support the families of our service members. The work we do is more important than ever!

As you know, we support military families by connecting the resources of the Cooperative Extension System with military service providers to offer research-based professional development. Our mission is to connect military family service providers to timely and cogent research, the Cooperative Extension System (CES), and to each other. Through innovative professional development and programming, we create and support an informed virtual network of professionals and resources in service to military families.

Since we began offering our programs more than 10,000 people have attended our webinars and shared great stories of learning new approaches or resources. We have almost 160 hours of programming available online, much of it offering continuing education credits (CEUs).

“It’s nice to know that my personal experience during the reintegration period was in fact “normal” when it seemed as though it was not at the time. It’s nice to be able to have evidence-based research to be able to connect with personal experiences.”   

        – Family Transitions Webinar Participant

We invite you to engage with us online via our blogs, Facebook or Twitter and let us know how we can continue to support the great work of our military families service providers and our Cooperative Extension professionals who support military families. We want to hear your stories!

Sincerely,

Sarah Baughman

National Project Leader, MFLN

MFLN Webinars - February 2016. On Tuesday, February 16 at 11 a.m. "Savings Strategies for Military Families" https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28696/. On Wednesday, February 17 at 11 a.m. "Part 1: Challenges, Opportunities, & Resources for Parents Living with PTSD" on Wednesday, February 24 at 11 a.m. at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28534/. "Part 2: Promoting Effective Parenting During Deployment and Reintegration". On Tuesday February 23 at 11 a.m. at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28525/. "An Introduction to TRICARE" https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28588/. On Thursday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. "Trans Fat Update" https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/28577/

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