Family Development

Meet Our Team

Family Development aims to provide professional development opportunities, online resources and information to support professionals working with military families.

We recognize that while military families may have similar needs as civilian families, they also face unique situations that can positively and negatively impact family life. Our focus connects largely to early intervention, family strengthening, family violence prevention and treatment and has targeted individuals in the mental health, family advocacy, and education fields.

Family Development (FD) Team

Family Development PI/Project Director
College of Education & Human Services
Valdosta State University

Kacy Mixon, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy Department at Valdosta State University and Project Director for the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team. In her role as a marriage and family therapist, Kacy has worked with families from all walks of life. Her research, trainings, and courses focus on family violence, trauma, moral injury, parental deployment, and clinician wellness.

Family Development Programming Specialist
College of Education & Human Services
Valdosta State University

Jason M. Jowers, MS is the Programming Specialist for the MFLN Family Development team and a trained marriage and family therapist. In his role within MFLN, Jason collaborates with professionals on programming topics that support work with military families. Jason earned a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Valdosta State University.


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