Take-Aways from a Military Meet-Up

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® boneill@njaes.rutgers.edu. During the virtual 2020 AFCPE Symposium, I attended a “military meet-up” for members who provide financial education and counseling programs for service members and their families. It was a structured discussion using Zoom with a series of questions for the entire group and small breakout groups. It is… Continue Reading Take-Aways from a Military Meet-Up

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

  Author: Christian Maino Vieytes, Doctoral Student, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 Recently, The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in the United States Department of Agriculture recently the 9th iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).  Guidelines established in the DGA are intended for… Continue Reading The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

Are You Making Your Care Receiver Feel Helpless?

Written by: Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, UW-Extension & Caregiver (Second article in three-part series on caregiver helplessness.) Knowing that I can’t be the only caregiver feeling helpless, I researched the topic to better understand the emotions associated with helplessness and to garner coping strategies.  During my exploration process I was surprised… Continue Reading Are You Making Your Care Receiver Feel Helpless?

RECAP: DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS, 2020-2025

  Photo by fauxels from Pexels By: Haley Singer, Undergraduate Student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS, 2020-2025 Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publish a new set of Dietary Guidelines for… Continue Reading RECAP: DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS, 2020-2025

Ethical Issues and Standards of Practice

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® boneill@njaes.rutgers.edu One hallmark of a professional credential, such as the AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation, is a code of ethics. Ethics are principles of proper conduct derived from morals (i.e., principles about what is right and wrong). Ethics are intimately grounded in the work that Personal Financial Managers… Continue Reading Ethical Issues and Standards of Practice

Go Beyond the Webinar| Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings

On December 3rd, 2020, MFLN Family Development hosted our latest and last webinar of 2020 entitled “Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings.” This webinar was the most recent installment within the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series, which has been ongoing since May 2019. The goals… Continue Reading Go Beyond the Webinar| Engaging Families in Clinical Services: A Discussion on Engagement in Family Advocacy Settings