By Christina Herron, MS Understanding the patterns and dynamics of a domestic violence relationship can be challenging. One resource that may be helpful to service providers and mental health clinicians is the Power and Control Wheel. Power and Control wheels are tools used to help individuals explain and understand the different tactics an abusive partner… Continue Reading Resource Discovery: Power and Control Wheel Models
There are two definitions of happy: feeling good, and the sense of contentment from living a full, rich, and meaningful life. Connecting with what’s happening right now is the best way to experience contentment. Here are some ways we can affect our happiness: Be here now-Focus on the present moment. Thinking about the future and… Continue Reading Would You Like to be Happier?
In 2015 MFLN Family Development integrated an Early Intervention team to support and enhance the skills of professionals working with young children in military families with disabilities and developmental delays. The response this new team received has been overwhelmingly positive. Take a look at the impact they had in 2015 and stay tuned for more… Continue Reading That’s a wrap! A look at the Early Intervention team’s impact in 2015
We are excited to announce that effective January 2016 the MFLN has transitioned to the Adobe Connect based webinar platform hosted by the All Partners Access Network (APAN). Connect offers a host of innovative features that are certain to enhance your experience during MFLN learning opportunities. In addition to the ever-familiar chat pod, expect to see multimedia,… Continue Reading A new year, a new webinar system.
By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org During January, many military families make resolutions to save money. Some people set up an automatic savings plan with a bank or employer while others follow the guidelines suggested by one of many available savings challenges (see this presentation). The most important result of saving is having… Continue Reading Seven Side Effects of Successful Savings
By Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT Stress…such a small word, but the emotional impact from just reading the word can be powerful! We all have stress to varying degrees…in both personal and professional lives. Stress unifies us in a way. It also can be debilitating depending on when, where, and how it settles into our day-to-day… Continue Reading Are you Bogged Down by Stress? MFLN Can Help!
By Molly C. Herndon Did you join our January 12 webinar “Thrift Savings Plan Review“? If so, you know speaker Stewart Kaplan discussed several of the changes coming to the TSP as well as answered many questions participants had about the savings plan. Here, Mr. Kaplan provides detailed responses from our webinar participants: Q. … Continue Reading Q&A on the TSP
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Event Location: lkj The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the largest health payer in the United States, covering almost 90 million Americans. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for over age 65 and other qualified individuals, accounts for more than 48 million of those Americans through… Continue Reading Military Caregiving Webinar – Back to Basics: Webinar
Field Talk is a monthly blog post sharing the voices of early childhood providers who serve or have served military families of young children with disabilities (birth to 5 years old). We hope you find it to be educational, personable, and encouraging. This month we talked with Linda Stanfill, OTR/L. Ms. Stanfill is an occupational therapist and… Continue Reading Field Talk: A Q&A with Providers Supporting Military Families
By Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDN The MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration got off to a good start in 2015 presenting a variety of informative webinars for military care providers, specifically military Dietitians, Veterans Administration and Extension specialists. A new year, 2016 is here, and we have another very exciting lineup of webinars and CEPU opportunities… Continue Reading Happy New Year: Learning Opportunities for Nutrition and Wellness