Family Development Year In Review: 2016

By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT

2016 Year
pixabay[New Year’s Eve by lumpi, November 12, 2015, CCO]
It’s been a great year at OneOp Family Development, full of exciting, valuable, and inspiring programming.


We kicked off our webinar season with Dr. Daniel Perkins who assisted us in “bridging the gap” between research and practice.

Dr. Andrew Behnke joined us in May for a thought-provoking webinar on working with multi-crisis families.

Dr. Kacy Mixon and I had some great conversation around technology and parenting.

Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Richard Brown taught us about the science and research support for techniques used in working with people who have endured extreme stress and trauma. They also provided us with some experiential activities to assist in practicing healing techniques.

Mrs. Emily Brown, LCSW taught us how to work with couples who have experienced infidelity by talking about special difficulties for military families, different types of affairs, and how to handle the surfacing of affairs.


We teamed up with the Early Intervention team to provide a 4-part Virtual Learning Event that focused on Strengthening the Family CORE. These 4 sessions were designed to equip military family service providers with the tools to join with families as they continue their path of resilience.

Podcast and Other Programming:

We launched our podcast Anchored.  Each episode focuses on real life struggles and topic areas that many families encounter along with practical solutions used to lessen ripple effects. You can check it out here.

In addition to our podcast, we introduced Project In Sight. Project In Sight was created out of the recognition of the importance of connecting and learning from one another.

We teamed up with the OneOp Family Transitions and OneOp Personal Finance teams for a collaborative webinar on military retirement  during which we shared information, resources, and tools necessary to assist families in making a smooth transition from Military to Civilian life.

This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and programming specialist for the OneOp Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  

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