Webinar| An Overview of the Branch Out Parenting Program and Other Thrive Resources

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MFLN’s Family Development team is gearing up to host the next webinar in the ongoing Thrive Series! This series has seen an Anchored podcast episode that introduced the Thrive Initiative, as well as two webinars in 2019 that highlighted their first three parenting programs.

Thrive Initiative

The Thrive Initiative is a continuum of parenting programs for parents of children from birth to 18 years of age. The Thrive Initiative was born out of a partnership between The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State and the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy.


We kicked off the series officially with this Anchored podcast episode, “An Overview of the Thrive Initiative!” This podcast episode introduces our presenters, Terri Rudy and Dr. Ryan Chesnut, who are both with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. Both Terri and Ryan are involved with the development and implementation of programs and projects focused on promoting health among military families, including programs that fall within the Thrive Initiative. CE credits are still available for this podcast episode, so you can listen to our introduction to the Thrive Initiative today here!


We also hosted two webinars in this series so far: “Supporting Families during the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs,” which was co-hosted with MFLN Early Intervention, and “Supporting Families during the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs.” These webinars focused on the Thrive Initiative’s first three programs: Take Root, Sprout, and Grow.

This next webinar, “An Overview of the Branch Out Parenting Program and Other Thrive Resources,” will take place on February 20, 2020 at 11am ET. Terri Rudy and Dr. Ryan Chesnut will once again join us to share all the info they have on the upcoming Branch Out project that will provide resources for parents of adolescents (age 10-14) and teenagers (age 15-18).

To find out more about the Thrive Series and to RSVP for the next webinar on the Branch Out program, visit the MFLN Thrive Series homepage!

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