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Working with Military Families

Military Service and Family Life

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

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July 4, 2024

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Military families can plan for dependent care expenses by contributing a specific amount to the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) each pay period. These contributions are deducted automatically before taxes. Identify how it works, eligible expenses, contribution limits, and more.

Community Engagement

Explore personal and professional practices that empower us to work together to support military families and thriving communities.

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July 3, 2024

Exploring Learning Landscapes: Designing Environments to Promote Development for Young Children

When caregivers provide positive and responsive caregiving, children demonstrate improved developmental skills including social emotional skills, (Kim & Kochanska, 2012). Developmentally supportive engagement between caregivers and children is often overlooked during daily activities and routines such as bedtime, mealtime, or riding in the car (Kim & Kochanska, 2012; Song et…

Health and

Promote the resilience of individuals and families through the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components of health.

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July 10, 2024

Family Resource Management Extends Beyond Finances

While financial literacy is paramount, families also should look for ways to manage their collective resources. These range from: time and energy, to personal belongings and the spaces in our homes, to relationships.  By managing our resources wisely, we are inadvertently managing our stress levels and mental health.