2022 Academy Series Kickoff
Wed June 1st: 11:00 am-11:30 am EDTFree
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About this Event:
Kickoff the 2022 Academy series Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape with us on June 1st!
The 2022 Academy series has been designed to encourage service providers and professionals working with military families to view social justice as a pathway to family well-being.
Asynchronous courses and panel discussions will equip you with skills to identify barriers that impact a family’s health and well-being and identify opportunities for social justice advocacy in your work!
Join the series kickoff to receive registration information for three 90-minute asynchronous courses. These courses have been designed by experts in their field, are self-paced and packed with valuable information, reflective activities and resources for service providers. Each course will offer continuing education credit from various credentialing agencies.
During the live kickoff, we will have messages from special guests!
Mrs. Patricia M. Barron – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
Mrs. Barron is currently responsible for a broad portfolio that includes policy, advocacy, and oversight of all community support to service members and their families. As an Army spouse for 30 years, she has been involved in myriad efforts to support military families.
Dr. Brenda Martin – National Program Leader with USDA-NIFA
Dr. Brenda Martin is a National Program Leader with USDA-NIFA. Prior to joining USDA-NIFA, she worked in higher education as a university professor for twenty-four years, including seven years as department chairperson. Dr. Martin holds memberships in several professional, educational, and civic organizations.
Meet Course Authors
Allison De Marco, MSW, Ph.D. | Advanced Research Scientist
Dr. De Marco is an advanced research scientist at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and adjunct faculty at the School of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on racial equity, poverty, neighborhood effects, work and family, and well-being for residents of rural communities. She examines issues of economic transitions and family work conditions and their effects on families in rural communities.
Shawn O’Neal | Ph.D. Candidate
Mr. O’Neal has served as a Teaching Assistant, Instructor, and Lecturer in a range of courses, including Anti-Racism I and Anti-Racism II, as part of the Racial Equity Challenge for the University of Colorado Boulder and participating Institutes of Cognitive Science. He has also led the courses Introduction to Africana Studies, Introduction to Critical Hip Hop Studies, and Violence Against Women and Girls. His research experience includes archival and primary source work for North American Indigenous Peoples, Indian gaming, identity formation, Indian mascots, and media representation.
Keith Tidball, Ph.D. | Senior Extension Associate
Dr. Tidball is the Cornell University Senior Extension Associate and serves as the Principal Investigator for the OneOp Community Capacity Building team. His experiences in the military and the field of international disaster response and relief inform his unique brand of applied scholarship, including stints throughout Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Dr. Tidball’s doctoral work focused on the role of community-based natural resource management in the Post-Katrina resilience of New Orleans. He continues to work in post-disaster contexts globally and disaster readiness, resilience, and response.
Eduardo González Jr. | Assistant Director – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mr. González is a statewide Diversity Specialist for Cornell University Cooperative Extension. He is a Lead Facilitator in the Opening Doors Diversity Project. Eduardo is also a Youth Development Specialist with the Family and Youth Development program at Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City.
Julika von Stackelberg | Parenting & Family Life Educator
Ms. von Stackelberg is a resilience trainer and researcher who focuses on building communities of belonging based on strategies that promote well-being for all. She is a Family and Community Resilience Educator with Cornell University Cooperative Extension Orange County.
Participants in the live kickoff event will have the opportunity to enter into a raffle to receive a copy of The Four Pivots written by Shawn A. Ginwright, PhD.
“Shawn Ginwright calls upon us to take four pivots that can enable us to engage in deep reflection about our actions and experiences so that we can lead happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives…. an invaluable resource for those who seek to grow, evolve, and make a difference in the world.”
—Pedro A. Noguera, PhD, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education
OneOp has secured four copies of The Four Pivots to be raffled off. Participants at the kick-off event will be able to submit their information to win a copy of this book.
LinkedIn Group | A Space for Service Providers
The Academy series is supplemented by a LinkedIn Group, Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape. Share your expertise and experiences with social justice in the delivery of services with us and other professionals!
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We encourage you to share your experience with the 2022 Academy series on social media using #MFRAcademy!
Are you a family service provider or educator who has seen first-hand how social justice issues impact the access and delivery of family services? We invite you to share your experiences and perspectives about social justice issues in your work as a military family service provider. You can share stories of successes, challenges, and anything in between related to your work experiences.