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Military Service and Family Life

Support military families as they navigate the unique opportunities and challenges connected to military service.

Contribute to family readiness by getting to know the programs, services, and experiences that are a part of active-duty military life.

Upcoming Programming

Supporting Special Needs Families: Exploring Trusts & ABLE Accounts

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
This presentation will provide an overview of the different types of special needs trusts (first-party, third-party, and pooled trusts) and explain the value of these instruments for individuals with ...

WIC at 50 Years: Honoring the Past, Nourishing the Future

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
For over 50 years, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has supported income-eligible women, infants, and children from diverse backgrounds, including mili...

Flexible Spending Accounts: A Tax-Advantaged Way to Pay for Expenses

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
In this webinar, you will learn about how Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) can support Service members and their families in paying for dependent care expenses. The webinar provides an overview of ho...

Learning Library

Public Health Approaches to Suicide Prevention: Working with Military Spouses and Families

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Discover how service providers can best support military spouses and family members through a trauma-informed lens of suicide prevention. Explore the impacts of deployment, periods of parental absence...

Public Health Approaches to Suicide Prevention: Working with Military Service Members

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Active-duty suicide rates have gradually been on the rise since 2011 (DoD, 2023). Through this webinar, learn how to implement evidence-based public health approaches to suicide prevention. Specific f...

Professional Ethics in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

January 30 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm CST
OneOp courses are available for free through Thinkific. Get started by registering for a free account on Thinkific.In this three-part module series, you will learn foundational information related to ...

Recent Blogs

Career coach shows military service member and military spouse available career opportunities.

Navigating Employment: The Unique Challenges Faced by Military Spouses

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Military spouses often find themselves battling on the employment front, working to secure and maintain careers while managing the unique lifestyle demands of military life. Despite these challenges, there are positive strides being made to support military spouses in their employment journey through in person and virtual employment readiness services.

The Month of the Military Spouse: Ways to Show Your Appreciation

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This Friday, May 10, 2024, take a moment to thank the military spouses you know! This blog covers several ways that you can show your appreciation.

The Often Overlooked: Children as Caregivers to Individuals with Disabilities

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In the intricate tapestry of caregiving, one of the most overlooked groups is children who serve as caregivers to family members with disabilities. These young caregivers often balance their educational responsibilities, personal development, and the demanding role of caring for a loved one (Caregiving Youth Research Collaborative, 2023).

Navigating the Waves of Grief and Loss as a Caregiver

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Caring for a loved one who is chronically ill or aging is a journey filled with love, sacrifice, and often, profound personal challenges. Among these challenges is the profound sense of grief and loss that can arise, not only after the death of the loved one but also during the…