Revisiting the Pandemic: Lessons Learned for Future Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness

  Blog post 2 of 4 in the series, “Military Family Readiness During and After COVID-19”  by Karen Shirer, Ph.D. The pandemic began over a year ago and continues to rage globally. When Military Family Service Providers (MFSP) were asked during the Military Family Readiness Academy (MFRA) Preparing for Disaster During A Pandemic* webinar what… Continue Reading Revisiting the Pandemic: Lessons Learned for Future Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness

Mental Health First Aid – Prevention, Intervention & Recovery

Written by: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on average, 123 people die by suicide each day. In addition, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (NIMH, 2020). Since May is designated Mental… Continue Reading Mental Health First Aid – Prevention, Intervention & Recovery

Financial Capability Part 5: Setting Financial Goals

By Selena Garrison We acknowledge that many families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 are unable to save money right now. We hope the information provided in this blog series will serve as a helpful resource, during National Financial Capability Month, for Personal Finance Managers to enhance the money management skills of families who have… Continue Reading Financial Capability Part 5: Setting Financial Goals

Your Questions Answered! Supporting Clients Health through Intuitive Eating Webinar

  We had such a lively discussion during this webinar “Supporting Clients Health through Intuitive Eating Webinar”! We could not get to all the questions, so the presenters have provided their answers in writing. If you missed the webinar, you can still view the recording at  https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/79985. Dietitians and Diet Technicians can earn 1.0 CPEU… Continue Reading Your Questions Answered! Supporting Clients Health through Intuitive Eating Webinar

Recap of the Triadic Strategies

by Tweety Yates, Ph.D. In our recent webinar “Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development,” we: Discussed the importance of interactions aimed at supporting and enhancing the role of caregivers as competent and confident supporters of children’s development Thought about things that can influence interactions such as life conditions, knowledge of child development, temperament,… Continue Reading Recap of the Triadic Strategies

Financial Capability Part 4: Are Your Clients Living on What They Make?

By Selena Garrison We acknowledge that many families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 are unable to save money right now. We hope the information provided in this blog series will serve as a helpful resource, during National Financial Capability Month, for Personal Finance Managers to enhance the money management skills of families who have… Continue Reading Financial Capability Part 4: Are Your Clients Living on What They Make?

Centers for Independent Living: Caregiver Support Services

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based centers that are run by and for people with disabilities and offer a broad range of services to empower and enable people to stay in the community (ACL, 2020). Watch and listen as video blog (vlog) host, Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Extension Program Specialist for Special Populations at Texas A&M… Continue Reading Centers for Independent Living: Caregiver Support Services

Getting Started with Coaching in the Context of Routines and Activities

by Crystal Williams, Ed.M. Caregiver coaching is promoted in the field of early intervention to enhance caregivers’ ability to promote their children’s development and learning. In our last blog, we provided an overview of the coaching model in early intervention and provided resources for more information. In this blog we focus on getting started with… Continue Reading Getting Started with Coaching in the Context of Routines and Activities

Financial Capability Part 3: Fixed vs. Flexible Expenses

By Selena Garrison, University of Florida    We acknowledge that many families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 are unable to save money right now. We hope the information provided in this blog series will serve as a helpful resource, during National Financial Capability Month, for Personal Finance Managers to enhance the money management skills of… Continue Reading Financial Capability Part 3: Fixed vs. Flexible Expenses