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Helping Military Families Create Systems of Social Support

Wed January 25, 2012: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EST

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The Family Development concentration of eXtension’s OneOp invites you to participate in an important 60-minute webinar focused on working with military families.

  • A 60-minute web conference on helping military families develop/strengthen social support systems
  • Learn about primary research related to family strengths and specific strategies to help military families promote family well-being
  • Share your experiences and ideas through this interactive session

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.

Information about CEUs

This event does not provide continuing education credits. See a list of upcoming and archived webinars that offer NASW Continuing Education Credits.


Dennis K. Orthner, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Social Work
Associate Director, Jordan Institute for Families

Dennis Orthner has extensive experience consulting with military policymakers, researchers, and practitioners across a range of mental health and social service issues. In November 2011, Dr. Orthner received the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) President’s Award.

Dr. Orthner plays a key role in the Essential Life Skills for Military Families, a collaborative effort between East Carolina University, NC State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

How to Join

No registration is needed. To attend, visit this link a few minutes before the start time, 11:00 a.m. (EST). Log in as a guest, using your name if you wish. Participants will use computer speakers for audio and interact through the chat box.

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Presentation Slides (PDF)

Orthner, D. & Rose, R. (2009). Work separation demands and spouse psychological well-being. Family Relations, 58, 392-403.

Huebner, A., Mancini, J., Bowen, G. & Orthner, D. (2009). Shadowed by war: Building community capacity to support military families. Family Relations, 58, 216-228.

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