Early Intervention Telehealth: Thoughts from Providers – Part Three

by Crystal Williams, Ed.M. Early intervention service delivery has had to adapt over the last year to mitigate the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In some states, forms of remote service delivery, such as telehealth have been implemented in order to safely meet the needs of young children with disabilities and their families. Telehealth… Continue Reading Early Intervention Telehealth: Thoughts from Providers – Part Three

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Investment Options

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® boneill@njaes.rutgers.edu One of the best ways to save for retirement is in a tax-deferred employer savings plan. Like 401(k) plans in the private sector, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a defined contribution plan that allows service members (and federal government workers) to voluntarily set aside a percentage of… Continue Reading Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Investment Options

Preparing Your Emergency Food Stockpile Before the Next Disaster

Author: Christian Maino Vieytes, Doctoral Student, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Preparing Your Emergency Food Stockpile Before the Next Disaster Obtaining food amid a natural or man-made disaster can be an unsettling thought. I believe that we can all recount the early days of the current pandemic and the run on… Continue Reading Preparing Your Emergency Food Stockpile Before the Next Disaster

Nutrition and Wellness Newsletter: Jan-March 2021

MFLN NW Newsletter – Jan-March 2021 The first quarter (January-March 2021) Military Families Learning Network (MFLN), Nutrition and Wellness newsletter is now available. This quarterly newsletter is full of information about Nutrition and Wellness, current nutrition nuggets, a summary of recent webinars, future webinars and CPEUs, and sunsetting CPEUs for Dietitians. All of our webinars… Continue Reading Nutrition and Wellness Newsletter: Jan-March 2021

Helping Families Start on a Journaling Journey

Finding easy, accessible ways to communicate and connect becomes difficult during times of great stress. Journaling is one technique that can help. Journaling has many benefits to both physical wellness and mental health. These benefits include reducing stress, improving mood and communication skills, and helping with the healthy processing of feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Read… Continue Reading Helping Families Start on a Journaling Journey

Centers for Independent Living: Person-Centered Planning

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: Person-Centered Planning

Extension Disaster Education Network Provides Valuable Resources

by Sara Croymans & Lori Hendrickson, Extension Educators, Family Development – Resiliency, University of Minnesota Extension The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a network of extension professionals interested in disaster education and programming. EDEN works to help make disaster preparation and recovery easier by collaborating and sharing disaster education materials. The mission of the… Continue Reading Extension Disaster Education Network Provides Valuable Resources

Early Intervention Telehealth: Thoughts from Providers – Part Two

by Crystal Williams, Ed.M. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the delivery of early intervention services. To safely meet the needs of young children with disabilities and their families, some states have been able to implement forms of remote service delivery, such as telehealth. Telehealth is generally defined as an alternative to providing services in-person using… Continue Reading Early Intervention Telehealth: Thoughts from Providers – Part Two

A Crash Course in Cryptocurrencies

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® boneill@njaes.rutgers.edu. Pick up any personal finance textbook and you are likely to see an “Investment Risk and Reward Pyramid” graphic. The graphic will likely show low risk, low return investments, like cash equivalents and U.S. Treasury securities, at the base and high risk, high potential return assets, such as… Continue Reading A Crash Course in Cryptocurrencies