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Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families

January 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar:

This webinar is part 1 of 2 on Family Systems.

Families are changing in response to large global trends. Military families are experiencing the same transitions which may be compounded by military service. Demographic changes will be discussed and the implications on family systems. In this webinar, participants share views of these changes, both personally and professionally.


  • Examine family systems trends and changes – global, U.S. and military families
  • Examine implications for family resilience during transitions, both military and family-related
  • Discuss the implications for our practice
  • Reflect on the impact of these trends for military families that you serve

Family Systems, Part 2 Focusing on Co-parenting: Strengthening Diverse Military Family Systems


Karen ShirerKaren Shirer, Ph.D. serves as Educational Program Specialist for OneOp Family Transitions. In this role, she provides content expertise to support the development of learn events, scholarly manuscripts, and facilitation of webinars.  She has 45 years of experience as an educator, manager, researcher, and administrator for family strengthening education programs in both formal and non-formal settings. In her previous Extension position before retiring, she provided statewide leadership for Extension programs in human development, health and nutrition, and financial empowerment education. Dr. Shirer’s research interests include family education program development, working families, and other efforts that strengthen individual and family resilience. Her primary work focuses on designing curricula and program interventions for low-income families, most recently for unmarried parents to help them parent together.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

1.5 CE credits available from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

Please 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

1.5 contact hours from the National Council on Family Relations to Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE)

A certificate of completion is available providers interested in documenting their professional development.


Event Materials

PPT slides – Family Systems Part 1

SlideShare – Family Systems Part 1

Resource list for Part 1 and 2 of Family Systems

Rea, J. (Host) & Lester, P. (Guest). (2020, January 1). FOCUSing on Strengthening Military Families from a Family Systems Perspective. OneOp. [Podcast].

Rea, J. (Host) & Becher, E. (Guest). (2019, December 29). Co-parenting During Separation or Divorce: A Military Family Perspective. OneOp, Family Transitions. [Podcast]

Rea, J. (2019, September 5). Collaboration: Breaking Down Silos and Building Networks to Support Military Families. OneOp Family Transitions. [Blog post].

Rea, J. (2019, December 29). The New Kids on the Block: Military Families’ Shift in Family Structure and Change in Family Demands. [Blog post].

Part I- Family Systems webinar flyer

Part 2- Family Systems webinar flyer

Cover photo: “new jersey” by The U.S. Army licensed under CC BY 2.0


January 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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