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Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts

Explore the effectiveness of ABLE accounts versus special needs trusts in maintaining eligibility for needs-based government benefits, avoiding Medicaid paybacks, providing alternatives to guardianships, and offering long-term financial strategies for families wishing to provide for loved ones with special needs.

Navigating Deployment: Strategies to Help Military Families

About This Webinar: How do families manage deployments and family separation? The short answer is that it’s a process – or, perhaps more aptly, a cycle. This webinar explores the deployment cycle and associated challenges from the perspective of different family members and identifies circumstances and family contexts that exacerbate...

Suicide Prevention and Intimate Partner Violence

This webinar presentation provides an overview of the intersection of suicide and IPV risk factors and discover prevention strategies for advocates and clinicians serving the military community.

Supporting Military Families with LGBTQ+ Youth with Cathy Marcello

In this episode (Season 4, Episode 2), co-hosts Jessica Beckendorf and Bob Bertsch talk with Cathy Marcello about the challenges faced by military families with LGBTQ+ youth and all of us can do to support those families. Cathy leads the MilPride program for the Modern Military Association of America, the nation's largest LGBTQ+ military and veteran non-profit.

Military Culture: A Guide for Extension Professionals

This course provides an overview of military culture and the unique needs of military families to help Extension professionals better understand how to recognize, engage, ask, and deliver education in the community.

Social Justice and Military Families

The final course of the 2022 Academy series addresses the specific work of social justice advocacy among family service providers, in the context of military families and their health and well-being.