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Economic Readiness and Military Family Well-Being

About this Series

Over the course of six weeks, OneOp will deliver a series of professional development opportunities focused on economic security and family well-being, including an on-demand course and three webinars. The series will equip service providers with the skills necessary to support family well-being while navigating the terrain of economic security for military service members and families. The on-demand course will provide a foundation primer to economic security and family well-being for professionals. The webinars in the series will frame economic security through the lenses of emotional, physical, social, and financial well-being by exploring programs, discussing gaps in services, and investigating ways to better link families in need with services. The Academy will also detail the programs available to military families through the Cooperative Extension Service that are aimed at increasing economic security.

The course and webinars in this series are free and open-access. Click on the event titles below to learn more.

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Foundations for Military Family Financial Readiness

Asynchronous Course Coming August 2024

This foundational course will provide an overview of the impacts of financial readiness on military family well-being. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the financial foundations of economic security, including social and economic drivers required to reach and sustain improved quality of life among military families. 

Young, Hispanic female in uniform hugs her husband tightly, after she has just arrived home from duty. She still holds her bag on her shoulder, while they stand outside their home.

Strengthening Health, Wellness, and Financial Security Through Total Force Fitness

August 29, 2024

Total Force Fitness focuses on the service member’s entire health throughout their career. This webinar discusses the financial fitness dimension and how economic insecurity can affect the other wellness dimensions including nutritional fitness. This webinar also highlights initiatives to support financial fitness and food security.

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Balancing Military Spouse Employment with Family Economic Well-Being

September 12, 2024

Military family members are an integral part of a service member’s support system, but the challenges faced by military spouses in maintaining employment are often overlooked. This webinar addresses the ways in which the Department of Defense endeavors to positively influence the career trajectories of military spouses.

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Enhancing Military Family Well-Being: Understanding and Nurturing Economic Security

September 24, 2024

This webinar discusses factors that can impact economic security such as social dynamics, environmental factors, and community characteristics. Discussion during this event focuses on how these factors relate to health and wellness as a foundation of economic security. Emphasis is placed on leveraging knowledge, skills, and resources to promote health and well-being.

Continuing Education

Events in this series are pending approval of CEs for many different professionals accredited through the credentialing agencies listed below.

  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS.
  • Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE) from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CNWE.
  • Case Managers from the Commission for Case Manager Certification 
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates from the Patient Advocate Certification Board
  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC) from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)
  • Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC) from FinCert for CPFCs.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) and Nutrition Dietetics Technicians, Registered (NDTR) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration for RDNs and NDTRs.
  • Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator (CPFFE) from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CPFFE