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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and A...
Connecting military family service providers
to research and to each other
through innovative online programming
www.exten...
Connecting military family service providers
to research and to each other
through innovative online programming
MFLN Intr...
Join the Conversation Online!
MFLN Family Transitions
MFLN Family Transitions @MFLNFT
Military Families Learning Network
M...
Join the Conversation Online!
MFLN Community Capacity Building
MFLN Community Capacity Building @MFLNCCB
Military Families...
Keith G. Tidball, PhD
kgtidball@cornell.edu
Today’s Presenter
6
Researcher and Senior Extension Associate –
Cornell Univer...
Learner Objectives
7
• Understand why community capacity building
efforts are needed to help meet the needs of
transitioni...
Why are Community Capacity
Efforts Needed?
8Alberta Community Development Initiative http://culture.alberta.ca/community/p...
Transitions
Transitions are:
• events, military, individual and/or
family
• impacts the quality of life and
readiness of S...
CareerChild(s)Marriage LossDivorce
Accession PCS Promotion Deploy Separate
Family Readiness System
VSO & MSO Programs
Reso...
Geographically Dispersed
Operation Desert Storm:
– Reserve soldiers = 25% of deployed servicemen
(Department of Defense Ap...
Geographically Dispersed
• National Guard and Reserves service members:
– Primary occupation is not military
– Families ma...
Scarcity of Resources to
Meet Transition Needs??
• Dwindling service provider resources
–Staffing
–Funding
• Can’t meet al...
What transition related issues do you see
Service members & families encountering
that can be met “outside of the gate”?
1...
Community Capacity
Community Capacity involves people who feel a
sense of shared responsibility and apply their
collective...
Community Capacity Applied -
Options
Option 1: When most people need help, they
typically turn first to their family, frie...
Drilling down – Community Capacity
17
Community Capacity
Collective
Competence
Shared
Responsibility
Bowen, Martin, Mancin...
Shared Responsibility?
Shared responsibility is a group-level
sentiment of concern
18
Bowen, Martin, Mancini, & Nelson, 20...
Collective Competence
Collective competence is about taking action
19
Bowen, Martin, Mancini, & Nelson, 2000
Community Capacity
“…community capacity is
community readiness and performance in
the context of opportunity, adversity, a...
Community Capacity Building
• Goal: informal networks and formal
systems work together to achieve
positive results for com...
Formal Systems
• Unit leadership
• Family Readiness
• Ombudsman groups
• Family & Community Support Centers
22
http://www....
Informal Networks
Less organized networks of
personal relationships that are voluntarily
formed and maintained
• Group ass...
People who are connected with
others and interact regularly in
supportive relationships:
24
• Cope better
• Have better he...
25
When we organize opportunities for
people to come together:
• in physical places where they live
• because of shared in...
26
Formal Systems vs.
Informal Networks
Suggestions for Members
of Formal & Informal Networks
• Formal Networks
– Be intentional – supporting, growing, and
streng...
28
Who are the people in your communities
who care about assisting
military Service members & their families?
Time to Chat
29
Highlighted Program
http://4hmilitarypartnerships.org/4h_military_partnerships/index.html
Highlighted Program
30
http://www.btyr.org/
31
Highlighted Program
https://www.jointservicessupport.org/communityforces/
Highlighted Program
32
http://www.army.mil/community/
Highlighted Program
33
Cooperative Extension
34
106 Land Grant UniversitiesMilitary Installations
Cooperative Extension
35
3,143 counties
Cooperative Extension
New York State Military
Installations
New York State Cooperative
Extension Locations
36
Cooperative Extension
37
Share examples of when you tapped into
Cooperative Extension resources in your
communities to meet transition needs.
38
Ti...
Intro to CCB Training
39
Community Capacity Building
Training - Fundamentals
40
• Overview
• Community Action & Change
• Becoming a CCB
Organizatio...
Community Capacity Building
Training - Advanced
41
• Community Assessment
• Strengthening Formal Systems
through Collabora...
Intro to CCB Training
42
http://1.usa.gov/1U6MrZX
Available to any
individual or
organization
Easy to use, self-
directe...
Intro to CCB Training
CEUs not yet available…
43
http://1.usa.gov/1U6MrZX
Acknowledgements
44
Contact Information
Keith G. Tidball, PhD
kgtidball@cornell.edu
45
https://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/
military-...
What is one significant thing
you learned today?
46
Time to Chat
Evaluation and
Certificate of Completion
MFLN Family Transitions is offering a certificate
of completion for today’s webin...
Family Transitions
Upcoming Events
Discovering the Components of Strong Family
Functioning
• Date: Tuesday, April 19th
• T...
www.extension.org/62581
49This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U....
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Building Community Partnerships to Meet Transitioning Service Member & Family Needs

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Understand why community capacity building efforts are needed to help meet the needs of transitioning Service members & their families

Identify examples of community capacity building efforts

Identify tools/strategies to locate and develop community partnerships/networks/resources to meet the needs of transitioning military Service members and their families

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  1. 1. https://learn.extension.org/events/2410 This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Numbers 2014-48770-22587 and 2015-48770-24368. Building Community Partnerships to Meet Transitioning Service Member & Family Needs
  2. 2. Connecting military family service providers to research and to each other through innovative online programming www.extension.org/militaryfamilies MFLN Intro 2 Sign up for webinar email notifications at www.extension.org/62831
  3. 3. Connecting military family service providers to research and to each other through innovative online programming MFLN Intro 3 Join the Conversation Online!
  4. 4. Join the Conversation Online! MFLN Family Transitions MFLN Family Transitions @MFLNFT Military Families Learning Network MFLN Family Transitions FT SMS Icons 4 MFLN Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8409844
  5. 5. Join the Conversation Online! MFLN Community Capacity Building MFLN Community Capacity Building @MFLNCCB Military Families Learning Network CCB SMS Icons 5 MFLN Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8409844
  6. 6. Keith G. Tidball, PhD kgtidball@cornell.edu Today’s Presenter 6 Researcher and Senior Extension Associate – Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources Director of the New York State Extension Disaster Education Network Veteran – US Army National Guard and US Army Reserves, Infantry MFLN Community Capacity Building Concentration Area team leader https://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/military -families/community-capacity-building/
  7. 7. Learner Objectives 7 • Understand why community capacity building efforts are needed to help meet the needs of transitioning Service members & their families • Identify examples of community capacity building efforts • Identify tools/strategies to locate and develop community partnerships/networks/resources to meet the needs of transitioning military Service members and their families
  8. 8. Why are Community Capacity Efforts Needed? 8Alberta Community Development Initiative http://culture.alberta.ca/community/programs-and- services/community-development/building-community-capacity/ Working with other individuals, organizations and communities is key to successfully handling transitions. Service members and their families can address the challenge of transitions in a meaningful way by seeking a variety of expertise, experiences, resources and relationships.
  9. 9. Transitions Transitions are: • events, military, individual and/or family • impacts the quality of life and readiness of SM and FM • occur through military and family lifecycle as birth, marriage, PCS, relocation Focus on: • normalizing transitions • building upon skills learned/utilized from one event to the next Mark Brown, Transformation 2, Oil on Canvas, 53” x 48″ | © Mark Brown / ARC The Magazine 9
  10. 10. CareerChild(s)Marriage LossDivorce Accession PCS Promotion Deploy Separate Family Readiness System VSO & MSO Programs Resources Federal Programs and Resources Civilian Programs and Resources Military Programs and Resources VA DOL MFLN MOS PFM NMFA USOCCB Military and Family Lifecycle Military Family Lifecycle Transitions Support Relocation Deployment
  11. 11. Geographically Dispersed Operation Desert Storm: – Reserve soldiers = 25% of deployed servicemen (Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1992, 1991) Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan & 2007 troop surge: – Reserve and National Guard soldiers = 40-50% of deployed servicemen (Defense Manpower Data Center, 2009) Families of these soldiers are located in geographically dispersed civilian communities, not traditional military installations where important services to support the stresses of deployment are readily available. 11
  12. 12. Geographically Dispersed • National Guard and Reserves service members: – Primary occupation is not military – Families may not consider themselves military families – Geographically dispersed from other service members & families – Not necessarily located near a military installation – Family identity changes from civilian to military with one letter or phone call 12
  13. 13. Scarcity of Resources to Meet Transition Needs?? • Dwindling service provider resources –Staffing –Funding • Can’t meet all needs of Service members’ and families’ alone 13
  14. 14. What transition related issues do you see Service members & families encountering that can be met “outside of the gate”? 14 Time to Chat
  15. 15. Community Capacity Community Capacity involves people who feel a sense of shared responsibility and apply their collective strengths to achieve desired results. Having high capacity means that people are working together to better their community. 15
  16. 16. Community Capacity Applied - Options Option 1: When most people need help, they typically turn first to their family, friends, and neighbors Option 2: If that does not meet their needs, then they turn to formal agencies and organizations But service members in transition may have option 1 temporarily limited or disrupted… and option 2 is suffering from dwindling resources…now what? 16
  17. 17. Drilling down – Community Capacity 17 Community Capacity Collective Competence Shared Responsibility Bowen, Martin, Mancini, & Nelson, 2000
  18. 18. Shared Responsibility? Shared responsibility is a group-level sentiment of concern 18 Bowen, Martin, Mancini, & Nelson, 2000
  19. 19. Collective Competence Collective competence is about taking action 19 Bowen, Martin, Mancini, & Nelson, 2000
  20. 20. Community Capacity “…community capacity is community readiness and performance in the context of opportunity, adversity, and positive challenges.” 20 Bowen, Martin, Mancini, & Nelson, 2000
  21. 21. Community Capacity Building • Goal: informal networks and formal systems work together to achieve positive results for community members • Change is initiated by people in the community • When informal networks collaborate with formal systems the ability to create change grows 21
  22. 22. Formal Systems • Unit leadership • Family Readiness • Ombudsman groups • Family & Community Support Centers 22 http://www.seechangemagazine.com/?p=97
  23. 23. Informal Networks Less organized networks of personal relationships that are voluntarily formed and maintained • Group associations • Work associates • Neighbors 23 http://www.seechangemagazine.com/?p=97
  24. 24. People who are connected with others and interact regularly in supportive relationships: 24 • Cope better • Have better health • Live longer “Things go better with belonging”
  25. 25. 25 When we organize opportunities for people to come together: • in physical places where they live • because of shared interests, characteristics or concerns
  26. 26. 26 Formal Systems vs. Informal Networks
  27. 27. Suggestions for Members of Formal & Informal Networks • Formal Networks – Be intentional – supporting, growing, and strengthening informal social networks – Find shared interests or shared concerns – Create opportunities for people to come together to: • Discuss how to address issues • Strengthen existing relationships • Develop new connections 27
  28. 28. 28 Who are the people in your communities who care about assisting military Service members & their families? Time to Chat
  29. 29. 29 Highlighted Program http://4hmilitarypartnerships.org/4h_military_partnerships/index.html
  30. 30. Highlighted Program 30 http://www.btyr.org/
  31. 31. 31 Highlighted Program https://www.jointservicessupport.org/communityforces/
  32. 32. Highlighted Program 32 http://www.army.mil/community/
  33. 33. Highlighted Program 33
  34. 34. Cooperative Extension 34 106 Land Grant UniversitiesMilitary Installations
  35. 35. Cooperative Extension 35 3,143 counties
  36. 36. Cooperative Extension New York State Military Installations New York State Cooperative Extension Locations 36
  37. 37. Cooperative Extension 37
  38. 38. Share examples of when you tapped into Cooperative Extension resources in your communities to meet transition needs. 38 Time to Chat
  39. 39. Intro to CCB Training 39
  40. 40. Community Capacity Building Training - Fundamentals 40 • Overview • Community Action & Change • Becoming a CCB Organization • Results Focused Planning
  41. 41. Community Capacity Building Training - Advanced 41 • Community Assessment • Strengthening Formal Systems through Collaboration • Mobilizing Informal Networks • Engaging Military Leaders • Monitoring Results & Activities • Sustaining Desired Results
  42. 42. Intro to CCB Training 42 http://1.usa.gov/1U6MrZX Available to any individual or organization Easy to use, self- directed Available 24-7
  43. 43. Intro to CCB Training CEUs not yet available… 43 http://1.usa.gov/1U6MrZX
  44. 44. Acknowledgements 44
  45. 45. Contact Information Keith G. Tidball, PhD kgtidball@cornell.edu 45 https://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/ military-families/community-capacity-building/
  46. 46. What is one significant thing you learned today? 46 Time to Chat
  47. 47. Evaluation and Certificate of Completion MFLN Family Transitions is offering a certificate of completion for today’s webinar. To receive a certificate of completion, please complete the evaluation at: https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHJ8ESONSQLMJUN 47
  48. 48. Family Transitions Upcoming Events Discovering the Components of Strong Family Functioning • Date: Tuesday, April 19th • Time: 11:00am Eastern • Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/2483 The Experience of Reintegration for Military Families & Implications for DoD • Date: Wednesday, May 18th • Time: 11:00am Eastern • Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/2484 For more information on MFLN Family Transitions go to: http://blog/.extension.org/militaryfamilies/life-cycle-transition-support 48
  49. 49. www.extension.org/62581 49This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Numbers 2014-48770-22587 and 2015-48770-24368.

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