Anchored. Episode 12| Ready, Set, THRIVE! A Supportive Approach to Parenting

About this Episode
Penn State’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Military Community and Family Policy have joined forces to develop the THRIVE initiative. The THRIVE initiative is being designed to empower parents as they raise and nurture their children from the prenatal period to age 18. This podcast will highlight the goals of the initiative, its structure and development, and innovative approaches that distinguish THRIVE from existing parenting programs.

Guest Bio
Jennifer DiNallo, Ph.D. is the Director of Research at Penn State’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. Jennifer has been a member of the Clearinghouse team since 2010, and since then has been integral in the development of the THRIVE initiative.Jennifer’s research interests include the effects of health promotion on obesity, specifically focused on parent-based interventions.

CEU Information
1.0 CEU  for this podcast episode is available through the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Family Therapist licenses. The UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work is an approved CE provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.
*Participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CE rules.*

CEUs Available
To obtain CEUs for this episode, take the evaluation and post-test here.

Additional Materials

THRIVE website

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness website

5-2-1-0 Healthy Messaging Campaign webinar

Navigation Skills: Charting Your Course through Organizational, Social, and Cultural Change (2017 MFLN Virtual Conference Session)

Jennifer DiNallo’s email address:

This material is based on work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Award Number 2015-48770-24368.


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