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: Peer Support
By: Madison Boissiere, Undergraduate Student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign What is intuitive eating? Intuitive eating is gaining traction and becoming a popular concept in the health and wellness world for its focus on unity between the mind and body and removing the… Continue Reading Build Your Relationship With Food Through Intuitive Eating
by Crystal Williams, Ed.M. Early Intervention (EI) programs serve families of young children (birth through 36 months) who have delays and disabilities. These services are mandated by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (2004) and are required to include families in service planning and delivery. Recent movements in early intervention have emphasized… Continue Reading A Coaching Model in Early Intervention: What’s That?
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 1: Where is Your Money Going?
On March 10th, 2021, MFLN Family Development hosted our latest webinar, “Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters.” This webinar is part of the 2021 Military Family Readiness Academy series entitled Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action. Our 2021 MFRA has been a huge success and we have shared lots of great resources that… Continue Reading Go Beyond the Webinar| Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters
by Sara Croymans, MEd, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension and PI for MFLN Family Transitions According to the 2019 Demographics Profile there were 1,644,456 total military children in 2019. More military children are younger, as shown in this pie chart. Have you taken steps to celebrate April, Month of the… Continue Reading April: Month of the Military Child
The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Transitions team acknowledges that COVID has created many challenges for Military Family Service Providers this past year as they have attempted to continue to provide services with military Service members and their families. Service providers have had to be extremely creative and flexible in delivering programs that meet… Continue Reading Adapting Child & Youth Programming During COVID – An Interview with Laura Groeneweg
By: Haley Singer, Undergraduate Student in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, What is Intuitive Eating? As Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S explains, “Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework, which integrates instinct, emotion, and rational thought and was created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995”.… Continue Reading Intuitive Eating for Improved Health and Wellness
By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Finance Managers (PFMs) do not only help service members with their finances, they consider everyone in a military family. Many parents have questions about children and money. Should children be given an allowance? Should they have to work for it? How do children learn about managing money?… Continue Reading Children and Money: Building Financial Capability
This week’s MFLN Family Development blog post is a guest blog contribution from Christine “C.C.” Gallagher, Founder of Military Quality of Life Consulting LLC. C.C. is no stranger to the major life changes and often unexpected transitions that comes with living in a military family. As a mother of two and a spouse to an… Continue Reading 5 Ways to Celebrate Military Children During the Month of April