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Family Strong: Supporting Military Families through Child and Family Teams Presented by Claudia Kearney and Jenny King The Center for Family and Community.

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1 Family Strong: Supporting Military Families through Child and Family Teams Presented by Claudia Kearney and Jenny King The Center for Family and Community Engagement

2 Introductions Connection to Military Community Who are you? Who We Are..

3  Military Culture  Engaging families through Child and Family Teams  Activity  Questions Agenda

4 Military Culture

5  Military Service — A branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, established by act of Congress, in which persons are appointed, enlisted, or inducted for military service, and which operates and is administered within a military or executive department.  United States Army *United States Navy  United States Air Force *United States Marine Corp  United States Coast Guard. Military Service

6  Active Duty  Reserve, National Guard  Veterans Types of Service

7 Differences in Service  Active Component Employed 24/7, 365 days a year Full Benefits – Health/Medical Includes Enlisted, Officers, Warrant Officers  Reserve/National Guard Employed part time with military; Paid for the duties each month/training Healthcare Benefits-Tricare Reserve Select Includes Enlisted, Officers, Warrant Officers

8  “If the Army wanted you to have a family, they would have issued you one….”

9  Soldier/Servicemember/ Marine is most central  Mission focused  Chain of Command  Applies to every aspect of family’s life Military Culture

10 HONOR RESPECT COMMITMENT LOYALTY SELFLESS SERVICE INTEGRITY DUTY COURAGE EXCELLENCE Military Culture Values

11  Frequent moves, transitions, adjustments  Cultures within the culture  OPSEC (Operational Security Issues and Challenges)  Deployments, Training, Schools, PCS/TDY Impact to Families

12  Family Resiliency  What support looks like to military families  Affects of military service on families (Deployments, Injuries, TBI/PTSD)  Challenges families face Things to Consider

13 Child and Family Team Culture

14  Child and Family Teams are family members and their community supports that come together to create, implement and update a plan with the child, youth/student and family. The plan builds on the strengths of the child, youth and family and addresses their needs, desires and dreams.  Endorsed by the NC State Collaborative for Children, Youth and Families December 2007 NC Families United Newsletter, January 2008 Child and Family Teams

15  Welcome, Opening  Introductions  Review of Purpose  Ground Rules  Confidentiality  Information Sharing  Options to consider  Planning  Closing Child and Family Teams

16 QUOTE

17  Family, youth, children are central  Purposed Focused  Inclusive Planning  Applicable to many ways of engaging with families Child and Family Team Culture

18 Everyone Desires Respect Everyone has Strengths Judgements can wait Everyone needs to be heard Partners Share Power Partnership is a Process Families are Experts about themselves Families and Community Members should be partners in determining solutions and making decisions Child and Family Team Values

19 Impacts to Families

20 A C T I V I T Y

21 QUESTIONS?

22 Thank you! Claudia Kearney – Jenny King – Center for Family and Community Engagement COX HALL 2700 Katharine Stinson Dr. Raleigh NC


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