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Building Blocks of Military Family Readiness

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Webinar hosted by the Military Families Learning Network on October 20, 2016

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Building Blocks of Military Family Readiness

  1. 1. Building Blocks of Military Family Readiness https://learn.extension.org/events/2802
  2. 2. Connecting military family service providers and Cooperative Extension professionals to research and to each other through engaging online learning opportunities www.extension.org/militaryfamilies MFLN Intro Sign up for webinar email notifications at www.extension.org/62831
  3. 3. Judith Dekle, LCSW, ACSW Graduate of University of Alabama, and University of Tennessee Former Air Force Officer Associate Director, Office of Family Readiness Policy, DoD Leads performance reporting and trainings Annette Brechon Kuyper Graduate of St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN Director of Military Outreach for MN Civilian on the Adjutant General's Staff Liaison between the MN Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Military Affairs, and other federal agencies, commissions, nonprofit and professional associations Today’s Presenters
  4. 4. Judith Ward Dekle, LCSW, ACSW Building Capacity within the Military Family Readiness System 4
  5. 5. The network of agencies, programs, services, and individuals, and the collaboration among them, that promotes the readiness and quality of life of Service members and their families. 5 Who we are: Family Readiness System
  6. 6. • Identifies priority issues/challenges through assessment • Defines readiness outcomes • Identifies formal system and informal network supports that promote the achievement of readiness outcomes • Specifies community capacity building strategies (evidence-based programs/practices and practice-based evidence strategies) that promote formal and informal network supports. What we do: Community Capacity Building 6
  7. 7. • The state of being prepared to effectively navigate the challenges of daily living experienced in the unique context of military service. • Ready individuals and families are o knowledgeable about the potential challenges they may face; o equipped with the skills to competently function in the face of such challenges; o aware of the supportive resources available to them; and make use of the skills and supports in managing such challenges. • Includes mobility and financial readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and personal and family life readiness. Our goal: Military Family Readiness 7
  8. 8. The Family Readiness System is the network of agencies, programs, services and individuals, and the collaboration among them, that promotes the readiness and quality of life of service members and their families. What is the Family Readiness System? 8
  9. 9. Education System 9 PD//U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeremy J. Siegrist/Released wikimediaCC0 by tpsdave via pixabay “Other Systems”
  10. 10. Health Care System 10 PD/ Emergency room entrance at local hospital/ publicdomainpictures.netCC0 via snapwiresnaps.tubmbr.com “Other Systems”
  11. 11. Family Readiness System 11 CC0 by skeeze via pixabay The Pentagon by David B. Gleason CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons CC0 via pexels.com “Other Systems”
  12. 12. Education System Health Care System Family Readiness System 12
  13. 13. It promotes the idea of “no wrong door”; service members and families can access an entire network of support through any of several key access points. Why is this system important? 13
  14. 14. Within the Department of Defense: • Military and Family Support Centers • Reserve Component Family Assistance Centers • Military OneSource • Military and Family Life Counselor Program • Medical facilities • Child and youth programs Other federal, state, local government organizations Local community organizations Family Readiness System Access Points 14
  15. 15. What role do you/your agency play within the Family Readiness System? Time to ChatTime to Chat 15
  16. 16. What other elements of the Family Readiness System do you or your agency interact with? Time to ChatTime to Chat 16 What can you do to strengthen those connections to create a ‘seamless’ network of support?
  17. 17. 17 • Identifies priority issues/challenges through assessment • Defines readiness outcomes • Identifies formal system and informal network supports that promote the achievement of readiness outcomes • Specifies community capacity building strategies (evidence-based programs/practices and practice-based evidence strategies) that promote formal and informal network supports. Community Capacity Building
  18. 18. • Catalyst for military/civilian collaboration • Online, interactive and on Military OneSource • These modules open to public at no cost • Resource documents to accompany training https://myhub.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=332:2:0::NO Community Capacity Building Curriculum 18
  19. 19. Fundamental (~2.5 Hrs.): 1. Community Action and Change 2. Becoming a Community Capacity Building Organization 3. Results-Focused Planning Advanced (~4.5 Hrs.): 4. Community Assessment 5. Strengthening Formal Systems through Collaboration 6. Mobilizing Informal Systems 7. Engaging Military Leaders 8. Monitoring Results and Activities 9. Sustaining Desired Results Community Capacity Building Modules 19
  20. 20. Have any of you used the Community Capacity Building (CCB) curriculum? Time to ChatTime to Chat 20
  21. 21. Share examples of how you/your agency have engaged in CCB in your community. Time to ChatTime to Chat 21
  22. 22. 22 Annette Brechon Kuyper Director of Military Outreach, MN
  23. 23. Minnesota National Guard Minnesota's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Recognition Program Annette Kuyper Director of Military Outreach MN Department of Military Affairs 23
  24. 24. Yellow Ribbon Community/County Program Commitment from Minnesota communities/counties to coordinate and synchronize support efforts. Key community/county partners are engaged and committed to a sustainable action plan to meet needs and beyond. Community/County Key Partners: - Elected Officials - Faith Based Organizations & Volunteer Groups - Veteran Service Organizations - Behavioral Health, Social Service & Medical - Law Enforcement & Public Safety - Educators & Youth Service Providers - Businesses & Employers - Local Unit Representatives 90 Networks 220 Cities and 26 Counties YR Program - Community Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 24
  25. 25. KEY SUPPORT PARTNERS  County Veteran Service Officer  Family Assistance Center Specialist  DEED Veteran Rep  MACV  ESGR  Unit Representative  FRSA/AFR  VA (MyVA Communities) Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 25
  26. 26. Time to ChatTime to Chat Share what support partnerships have been developed in your area 26
  27. 27. YR REQUIREMENTS  Checklist due 30SEPT  Activate key partners  Maintain commitments  Maintain key partnerships  Needs analysis  Needs resolution  Annual objectives/goals  JCF-MN Conference  Unit Rep requirements Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 27
  28. 28. JCF-MN Conferences  Annual requirement  Share best practices  Build relationships  Update on initiatives  Volunteer Recognition 6 locations across state Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 28
  29. 29. Yellow Ribbon Company Program Commitment from Minnesota companies and organizations to coordinate and synchronize support efforts. Key partners within organizations are engaged and committed to a sustainable action plan to meet needs and beyond. Company Key Partners: - Company Leadership - HR-Recruiting - HR-Policy and Procedure - Training and Development - Employee Outreach and Support - Community Outreach and Support 52 Companies YR Program - Company Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 29
  30. 30. YR Company Seminars  Share best practices  Build relationships  Update on initiatives Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Images Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 30
  31. 31. • Unit involvement • Direct resources • Annual JCF-MN Conferences • Bi-annual YR Company Seminars • Targeted need identification • Reduced redundancy • Employment Mentor Program • Partnerships/synchronization of effort • 50/activate 7,000 volunteers • 80% Green/Amber YR Data-Successes Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 31
  32. 32. • Identification: Military connected residents • Identification: Needs of SM, Veterans, MFM • Involvement of all key community areas • Connection with all resources • Volunteer leadership capabilities • Constancy of all key support partners • 20% Red YR -Opportunities 32
  33. 33. • New BTYR website • Key Support Partner Meetings • AmeriCorps VISTA Members • JCF-MN Events (March-May 2017) • Building Healthy Military Communities Initiative • Indiana, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma • Checklist assessment YR Moving Forward 33
  34. 34.  Synchronized and connected resources  Enduring relationships  Focused networks of support  United companies/communities  Synchronized communication  Locally accessible resources  Shared best practices Outcomes Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 34
  35. 35. Time to ChatTime to Chat Share how these types of supports could/have assisted military Service Members and families in your area. 35
  36. 36. Questions? Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Used by permission from MN Beyond The Yellow Ribbon 36
  37. 37. Connect with MFLN Family Transitions Online! MFLN Family Transitions MFLN Family Transitions @MFLNFT MFLN Family Transitions FT SMS 37
  38. 38. MFLN Community Capacity Building MFLN Community Capacity Building @MFLNCCB Military Families Learning Network CCB SMS Connect with us online! 38
  39. 39. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8409844 MFLN Intro We invite MFLN Service Provider Partners to our private LinkedIn Group! DoD Branch Services Reserve Guard Cooperative Extension 39
  40. 40. Certificate of Completion The Family Transitions Concentration Area offers a Certificate of Completion for today’s webinar. To receive the certificate of completion, please complete the evaluation linked below. After completing the evaluation you will be given instructions to receive your Certificate of Completion. https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6A6Gbe8lI1oDJK5 40
  41. 41. Project In Sight: The Joys and Challenges of Reintegration after Deployment • Thursday, October 27, 2016 • 12pm – 1pm Eastern • Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/2719 Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (follow-up session on November 8) • 11am – 12:30pm Eastern • Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/2688 To stay in touch or get more information go to: http://blog/.extension.org/militaryfamilies/life-cycle-transition-support Family Transitions Upcoming Events 41
  42. 42. www.extension.org/62581

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