Family Development

THRIVE Series

About This Series:

Penn State’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Military Community and Family Policy partnered to develop the THRIVE Initiative, a continuum of parenting programs for parents of children from birth to 18 years of age. The THRIVE Initiative programs focus on three important areas: positive parenting practices, parent and child stress management and physical health promotion. Three of the four programs are available online at no cost to parents.

The Military Families Learning Network offers a series of webinars highlighting the THRIVE Initiative programs and available resources.


In This Series:

An Overview of the THRIVE Initiative | Podcast
Click the link to listen and learn more about the parenting programs that are available within the THRIVE Initiative!

Supporting Families During the Early Childhood Years: An Overview of the Take Root and Sprout Parenting Programs | Webinar
Click the link to get more information and watch the recording!

Supporting Families During the Elementary School Years: An Overview of the Grow Parenting Programs | Webinar
Click the link to get more information and watch the recording!

An Overview of the Branch Out Parenting Program and Other THRIVE Resources | Webinar
Click the link to get more information and watch the recording!

Click each title to watch the recording, gather event materials, and get information about continuing education opportunities for this series. 

Continuing Education Credits

This online series provides continuing education credit opportunities for participants. Detailed information is listed on each page for the webinars and podcasts. 

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