Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice
January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ESTFree
About This Webinar:
The purpose of Military REACH is to bridge the gap between military family research and practice. During this webinar, Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer (REACH PI) and Dr. Catherine Walker O’Neal (REACH Co-I) will describe how their team translates research into practical applications, and then ensures that this research is accessible via a publicly available online library. Participants will learn how the REACH team critically evaluates and synthesizes research on topics related to family support, resilience, and readiness. This allows military families and helping professionals to gauge the quality of research based on three primary standards: credibility, contribution, and clarity. Participants will also learn about the products that the REACH team provides on their website (https://www.militaryreach.auburn.edu), including brief research summaries and extensive literature reviews, both filled with action-oriented implications to be used by military families, direct service helping professionals, and policy makers.
Mallory Lucier-Greer, PhD, LMFT is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. She is an applied researcher focused on the well-being of military families with a background as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Family Life Educator. Dr. Lucier-Greer is the Principal Investigator of Military REACH, a project of the DoD-USDA Partnership for Military Families that works to make military family research practical and accessible. In her faculty role, Dr. Lucier-Greer is an award-winning teacher with expertise in instructional design and facilitating engagement; she teaches graduate level courses on Research Methods, Military Families, and Family Processes.
Catherine Walker O’Neal, PhD is an Assistant Research Scientist faculty member at The University of Georgia in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Her research focuses on the interplay of risk and resilience among military and rural families in an effort to inform evidence-based outreach efforts. Dr. O’Neal’s work intentionally highlights the real-world applications of advanced quantitative research. In addition to her role as Co-Investigator of Military REACH, her work includes projects funded by the National Institute on Aging and DoD/USDA, including evaluation efforts for various military programs that target the well-being of service members and their families.
CEU’s and Certificate of Completion
This session is approved for 1.0 continuing education (CE) credits from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals.
Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training.
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