Keep Calm & Carry On: Smoothing the Waters of Rage

Written by: Christopher Plein, Ph.D., West Virginia University, and MFLN Caregiving Concentration. Throughout these unique times, the MFLN continues to provide webinars and other programs to help build a learning network among those working with military families.  Well-known challenges, long-familiar to those who help others, take on new dimensions as we meet today’s challenges. I… Continue Reading Keep Calm & Carry On: Smoothing the Waters of Rage

Meet the Presenters for Cancer Preventive Lifestyle Behaviors: Why You Should Talk to Your Clients Now

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cancer Preventive Lifestyle Behaviors: Why You Should Talk to Your Clients Now Dr. Alison Berg https://www.fcs.uga.edu/people/bio/aclune Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition Athens, GA Dr. Berg… Continue Reading Meet the Presenters for Cancer Preventive Lifestyle Behaviors: Why You Should Talk to Your Clients Now

Resource Discovery: Caring for Each Other Initiative 

By: Kalin Goble, M.S. Continuing to find optimism, hope, and support from the Sesame Street community! Sesame Street’s dedication to the healthy development of children and families has been reflected in the vibrant, relatable, relevant programming they have provided for more than 50 years. While Sesame Street has always been a resource for children and… Continue Reading Resource Discovery: Caring for Each Other Initiative 

Bachelor Degree Resource for Military Spouses: Great Plains IDEA

by  Linda R. Sheeran E.D., Practicum Coordinator for Early Care and Education for a Mobile Society Program Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA). Being part of a military family poses many challenges as these families change locations every two to three years. One challenge is completing a Bachelor’s Degree. If a service member or… Continue Reading Bachelor Degree Resource for Military Spouses: Great Plains IDEA

Do cancer-fighting foods exist? Cancer prevention through lifestyle and nutrition

Annabelle Shaffer, BS, Master’s candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. What is Cancer? At its most basic level, cancer is an abnormal growth of human cells (1). Cancer development is associated with several factors: family history and genetics as well as lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol overuse, diet… Continue Reading Do cancer-fighting foods exist? Cancer prevention through lifestyle and nutrition

Planning for your Child’s Special Needs: Centers for Independent Living

Written by: Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For parents, guardians and youth with special needs, transition from school to adulthood and beyond can be very challenging and scary. Service providers like Centers for Independent Living (CILs) can ease the process by providing supports at… Continue Reading Planning for your Child’s Special Needs: Centers for Independent Living

Financial Crisis: Evaluate and Manage Spending

By Laura Royer Laura@catchyourmoney.com. Personal Finance Managers (PFM) working with military families need to know about options for their clients who are dealing with overwhelming debt. If you are working with families who are dealing with financial hardship or are knee-deep in debt, they may need to create a specific emergency debt pay-off plan to… Continue Reading Financial Crisis: Evaluate and Manage Spending

Cancer Prevention: The Role of Nutrition and Lifestyle

by Christian Maino Vieytes, Doctoral Student, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When it comes to cancer, genes may play a significant role. The contributions made by genes on our cancer fate manifests through a unique phenomenon: mutations. For instance, carrying a defective mutation in the Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) gene may… Continue Reading Cancer Prevention: The Role of Nutrition and Lifestyle

Upcoming Webinar| Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology

With the recent changes our world has seen, connecting with others via technology has become much more prevalent. Whether it be for work purposes or connecting with friends and family over social media, staying home and connecting through our devices has become the new norm. It’s even that much more apparent with kids receiving at-home… Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar| Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology