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Social Justice and Military Families: A Panel Discussion

June 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

father in military uniform sitting on front porch with his two children

About This Panel:

This panel discussion will focus on how social justice manifests within the delivery of services for military families. Participants who have completed all three courses of the 2022 Academy Series will find this panel especially beneficial. This interactive discussion around the content of the third course in the Academy Series will also address comments, questions, and concerns around social justice issues attendees bring to the session. Attendees in this panel discussion can learn how they may become social justice advocates for their military-connected clients. 

This panel discussion will focus on the content of the course Social Justice and Military Families, which examines the concept of belonging and inclusion through a framework of self-care, healing, and resilience within the context of the military.  This panel discussion will be enhanced by the experience and expertise of Eddy Mentzer who will provide insight into the Department of Defense’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives.

NOTE: Participants who have completed the third course of the series will find this panel especially beneficial.

Course Enrollment


Eduardo Gonzàlez Jr.Eduardo González Jr. 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.

Photo of C. Eddy MentzerEddy Mentzer is the Department of Defense’s Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives within the Office of Military Community Support Programs.


Julika von Stackelberg,

Julika 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.

Dr. Keith Tidball is pictured with short hair, eyeglasses, a collared shirt and a business jacket. He is looking straight ahead with a relaxed facial expression.Keith Tidball is the Cornell University Senior Extension Associate and serves as the Principal Investigator for the OneOp Community Capacity Building team.




Christopher Plein, Ph.D.

L. Christopher Plein, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Administration and Eberly Professor of Outstanding Public Service at West Virginia University.


Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

Certificates of Attendance will be available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.  We have received approval of 1.5 CE credits from the following accrediting agencies:

  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program is seeking approval by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). 
  • Accredited Financial Counselors: The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE) 
  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. Expires June 1, 2024.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  via the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credit for CFLE.
  • Certified Personal Finance Counselors: The Center for Financial Certifications (FinCert) 
  • Registered Dietitians and NDTRs: 1.5 CPEU
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.


June 29, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Complete the registration form with your name, email address, and how you learned about this webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after with the connection information. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need technical support.

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Continuing Education Credits Available
Family Well-Being: Navigating the Social Justice Landscape